View Poll Results: What GPS do you have?
Garmin 25 67.57%
Tom-Tom 6 16.22%
Magellin 2 5.41%
Other 1 2.70%
I use a map 3 8.11%
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Old 05-05-2009, 08:45 AM   #1
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Thinking about getting a GPS and don't know which one(s) I should look at. I was told Garmin is coming out with a new one, nuvi 465T, in the next coming weeks. I just want to see what everyone has.



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Old 05-05-2009, 08:54 AM   #2
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I have used Garmin for about 5 years now and never had a problem.
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Old 05-05-2009, 08:59 AM   #3
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About the 465t http://www.gpsreview.net/garmin-nuvi...-for-truckers/
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Old 05-05-2009, 10:08 AM   #4
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I have a Malinda...works fairly well......tells me when I miss a turn.

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Old 05-05-2009, 11:24 AM   #6
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I have the Magellin works well but is a big nag, named it Sally. But the best one we have is Hoover, we just follow his nose

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Old 05-05-2009, 11:52 AM   #7
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I've had Garmins. *They were OK. *Nothing special.

I now have the Tom Tom 720. *Intuitive. *Easy. *Accurate. *Pro dash attachments available which make it look like it is part of the dash. *Frequent map updates available. *Choice of which voice to nag ... er remind you to turn. *It passed the Karyl test. *Karyl is not real keen about electronic doo dads, gizmos, etc. *If she finds it easy to operate, then it IS easy to operate. *She not only finds the Tom Tom easy to operate, but chooses to take it frequently.
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Old 05-05-2009, 11:57 AM   #8
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Ihave a nuvi 265T, andit is my second Garmin product. The other is a combination 2 way radio with GPS, a Garmin Rino 120. Very happy with both. Sometimes I mute the nuvi though. Get tired of listening to whatever voice is selected. But it is really handy for finding fuel, or alternate routes, etc. And I also have a Motor Carriers Road Atlas for North America. Tells you about all road restrictions, and lets you visualize different ways to go. The GPS assumes you are driving a car, so height limitations are not factored in, for example.Edited by: lenny
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Like my Garmin 255W.



I think most of the big names are good units. Read up on reviews as some are very helpful about particular models that have software/hardware glitches.
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Old 05-05-2009, 01:13 PM   #10
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Garmin Nuvi 650

Lola bailed me out at least 3 times last summer!

I use it even though AAA makes me trip tics.

The problems encountered are usually when we are cruising around sight-seeing after reaching our destination.

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I have a Garmin 750,and I don't a GPS for Idiots book to run this one!
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Old 05-05-2009, 09:19 PM   #12
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We have the TomTom 720 and think its great to use.
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Old 05-05-2009, 09:38 PM   #13
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Take a look at this website to compare and read reviews
http://reviews.cnet.com/holiday-gift...tag=cnetfd.dir
I have a TomTom and I like it.


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Old 05-05-2009, 10:29 PM   #14
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I have a Garmin Nuvi 650 and her name is Veronica. She has been very helpful, especially when we were in Florida.

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I have a Garmin, it's the second garmin that I have owned. When the first one started having mechanical problems afer years of ownership, and falling off the window, I tried a TomTom and was not real happy with it. One of the problems I had was, and George will understand this, after going through the Ft. Pitt tunnels headed towards the airport. I lost signal in the tunnel, no surprise there, but when I emerged, it took better than 5 miles for it to reconnect with the sattelites. Another instance, one day it told me to take aright before the tunnels and the next day it told me to go through the tunnels. Still not sue what happened with that. Longer story short, I went a picked up a Garmin Nuvi and ran them side by side for a couple of days. After making intentionally wrong turns, I found the Garmin to recalculate quicker and also reconnect to the sattelites quicker when I exited the tunnel.
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We borrowed my fathers gps this past summer. I don't remember what brand it was but it worked well enough. It did sometimes get confused and start repeating "make a legal u-turn".

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I have been reading reviews and there are pro's and con's to just about all of them. I would like to get one for truckers, since it would probally be used more when pulling the 5ver.The reviewsI have read, the Garmin 7200has the best reviews so far for trucks.
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I just bought a Garmin StreetPilot c340. It's a model line that is a couple of years old, but the StreetPiltot series has a truck mode which will not take you on parkways. My brother in law has the c330, which he followed to Laguardia airport in NYand it took him on the correct truck route and not on roads with low bridges which the camper would not fit. The difference between the c340 and the c330 is that the c340 speaks the street names (ie "Turn left on Main Street" instead of "turn left.") The higher end in the series have traffic capabilities and other bells and whistles. I think hearing the street names is a nice feature, so I went with the c340. I don't think any of the newer models have the truck feature. I assume someone hit a bridge and sued Garmin who took the feature out. They do have truck models listed in the above post, but they are more expensive. My Garmin was a refurb from Amazon.com for about $90. I got the weighted mount as well. The whole deal was about $130 all said and done.



I did a lot of research and was willing to spend more, but the one with what I needed was cheaper, which is always nice.
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I guess we are different than most in the fact we wanted a GPS for navigation but also to be a handheld for when we hike or bike and I use it when fishing in the bays and offshore at the coast. We went with the Garmin GPSMAP 60CSx.I also bought the Auto Navigation kit with it and a bike handlebar mount for it. When we travel to new areas I connect it to the laptop which is mounted where we can both see it in the truck (RAM mount). It is a USB connection and the nRoute software I run on the laptop is free from Garmin. It works really well and also allows us to use the laptop with the Aircard to check weather or access the internet while on the road.



My dad uses a Tom Tom and really likes it.
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Old 05-06-2009, 12:03 AM   #20
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Don't have a GPS but can get lost or miss a turn at any time when travelling. Maybe this summer.



Pittsburgh comment: Fort Pitt Tunnels and having to wait 5 miles to re-connect!



I live in Western PA and have decided that nothing exists on this side of the Susquehanna River. Everything is Harrisburg and east. The lack of mapping accuracy now sells it for me.



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