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GPS Help

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by RCL, Nov 5, 2010.

  1. Nov 5, 2010 at 8:29 AM
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    RCL

    RCL [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I need to purchase a good gps and would like recommendations. Need to be able to use in multiple vehicles. Any help would be appreciated.
     
  2. Nov 5, 2010 at 8:33 AM
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    Mark C.

    Mark C. If you want it bad, you usually get it bad!

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    Almost any of the Magellan or Garmin units work well for me in the Northeast. I believe that Sears has a Magellan Roadmate 1424 model on sale today and tomorrow for about $90. Bigger screen, voice announced turns, easy to use and program.

    I have an older, smaller Magellan. You can also get some good deals on Amazon or even EBAY (that's where I got mine).
     
  3. Nov 5, 2010 at 8:34 AM
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    ckeeton

    ckeeton Bazinga

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    whole family has garmins. they work great and are easy to use and see while driving.
     
  4. Nov 5, 2010 at 8:36 AM
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    RCL

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    Anyone have any experience with the Tom Toms?
     
  5. Nov 5, 2010 at 8:36 AM
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    Brunes

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    I love my Garmin 265WT. 4 inch screen, Bluetooth, FM traffic updates for free. Works great....Maps my off road adventures pretty well too.


    I used my dad's TomTom for a while when I was home for some leave and maybe it was because I was used to my Garmin...but the controls seemed very awkward and not friendly to me.
     
  6. Nov 5, 2010 at 9:13 AM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Moderator

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    I have a Garmin 1300. Not sure of the screen size, but it displays Alt., speed, distance, along with the current location. Touch screen, and very easy to use. Dirt cheap too.
     
  7. Nov 5, 2010 at 9:22 AM
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    X100 It's awesome
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  8. Nov 5, 2010 at 10:34 AM
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    Pugga

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    I've got a Garmin Nuvi and love it! One of my friends has a TomTom and doesn't like it. the battery life sucks and it doesn't always pick up where you're located.
     
  9. Nov 5, 2010 at 10:36 AM
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    BuckNakedBooda

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    I have 3 Garmins and loved every one of them......
     
  10. Nov 5, 2010 at 10:36 AM
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    i had a garmin nuvi 760. the battery didn't work for some reason so it had to be in the cigarette lighter for it to work. but i loved it, had the traffic updates and everything right on the screen...then again, most newer models have that now anyway
     
  11. Nov 5, 2010 at 11:51 AM
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  12. Nov 5, 2010 at 12:48 PM
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    I have the Tom Tom app on my iPhone. I think it was $59 for the app. It works great and updates are free. The biggest benefit to me is, I have it with me all the time.
     
  13. Nov 5, 2010 at 1:43 PM
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    i hand my wife a map and say ok get us there. she hasnt let me down yet.....lol
     
  14. Nov 5, 2010 at 1:56 PM
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    My wife is directionally challenged, hence the gps. Hope you got a good deal on yours as mine tends to be expensive.
     
  15. Nov 5, 2010 at 11:02 PM
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    Here in Cailf law , You can not mount your GPS off the window, must be on the dash.
    garmin you can buy a bag mount.

    Love Garmin
     
  16. Nov 6, 2010 at 4:34 AM
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    RCL

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    Many thanks. I just ordered a Garmin 265wt.
     
  17. Nov 6, 2010 at 5:37 AM
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    Good choice. You won't regret it.
     
  18. Nov 6, 2010 at 6:42 AM
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    Garmin. Enjoy !
     
  19. Nov 6, 2010 at 7:15 AM
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