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Old 11-13-2008, 11:52 AM   #1
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GPS Talk - What do you recommend?

My dad is wanting a GPS unit for our trip to Greenbay this Thanksgiving. Ive been looking at the Garmin Nuvi 750. I just wanted to see who has used a Garmin unit and what you thought about it. Thanks
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Old 11-13-2008, 12:44 PM   #3
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My parents have one and my techno-phobe wife loves hers. I've seen some other GPS units that show a virtual exit with all the lanes and which one to get in to. Our models didn't come with that.
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Old 11-13-2008, 12:46 PM   #4
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State what model ya have if ya don't mind Got to get some ideas on what to buy
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Old 11-13-2008, 12:47 PM   #5
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we've got 2 of, basicly my wife gets lost goin to the bathroom so igot her one last xmas, i seen how well it worked, and bought myself one for work travel. they work well enuff if u take into account most (even a new one)needs periodic updates and not all poi's and roads are in it. it will definatly get you in the rite neighborhood
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Old 11-13-2008, 12:48 PM   #6
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nuivi 250 and 350
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Old 11-13-2008, 01:41 PM   #8
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I had one on those. I bought a navigon and enjoy it much more.
http://www.radioshack.com/product/in...ductId=3378082

You can also get map updates for free.
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Old 11-13-2008, 02:23 PM   #9
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i have google maps on my blackberry for street driving and address searching, but for when i go off road i have a little handheld garmin eTrex Legend... i mainly use it for when i hike and then transfer the recorded trail into google earth so i can see all of the trails i have traveled.
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I have a Garmin Nuvi 750, other than the occasional newly developed road and or a logging or undeveloped road it works great. I use mine almost daily as I am a Auto Field adjuster for an insurance company and I am on the road everyday. It has been an outstanding tool for me and I would recommend it to anyone who drives a lot.
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Old 11-13-2008, 02:45 PM   #11
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My friend has the basic Garmin 200/250 and I borrowed it for a 3 hour trip and it did me good. I didn't get lost not even once.. I plan on buying one for myself on Christmas.
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Old 11-14-2008, 11:27 AM   #13
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Bout to order the 750. Thanks for the input guys!
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Old 11-14-2008, 03:40 PM   #14
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I have a 250W. I looked between all the models, I'm not sure what exact benefit the higher end models give you. The only thing I wish I had was the live traffic. It was a lifesaver on our trip to Yellowstone and helped a bunch in Hollywood.
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Old 11-15-2008, 02:25 PM   #15
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Garmin 260 is on sale at Circuit City. Best Buy has it at $299 on their site and C.City has it at $189 and WallyWorld has it at $197. Beats me why BestBuy is so high but I know you can work one against the other.

Thinking of the 260 for myself. Would like to hear comments too.
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Old 11-15-2008, 09:58 PM   #16
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I had one on those. I bought a navigon and enjoy it much more.
http://www.radioshack.com/product/in...ductId=3378082

You can also get map updates for free.
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I love the navigon. along with the free map updates i got free traffic report for life! only paid $99. i've seen it as cheap as $79 lately (new not refurb) I have the navigon 2100
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