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ThreeTs



Joined: 29 Sep 2005
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Location: Winnipeg

PostPosted: Apr 26, 2010 3:15 pm    Post subject: Vehicle GPS Recommendation Reply with quote

A friend's Mother is going on a Road Trip this summer and is interested in getting a GPS for their vehicle. I don't know much about those kinds of GPSr (really, I don't know much about GPS in general except how to find caches with them) and I was going to suggest the Garmin nuvi 255 to her (it's currently on sale at Crappy Tire for $139). Would this be a good choice or can anybody recommend anything else? She wants maps but didn't give a price limit on what she wants to spend.

Many thanks,
Tobey (3T's&aG)

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ertyu



Joined: 25 Apr 2005
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Location: Winnipeg

PostPosted: Apr 26, 2010 3:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think you'd do well with almost any of the Nuvis or TomToms. All of the automotive units come with maps built in, usually North America, although sometimes lesser regions, that is one thing to double check.


http://www.gpslodge.com/ has reviews of many of the models also.
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dani_carriere



Joined: 04 Feb 2005
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PostPosted: Apr 26, 2010 9:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I love my Garmin nuvi 265WT. I can load geocaches on it. That way, if I can tell if there's a nearby geocache when I'm bootin' around town. I love it for roadtrips too. It was very useful for navigating around Minneapolis in February.
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glacier_ice



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PostPosted: Apr 27, 2010 5:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ditto on the 265WT. Great to be able to route to caches when you're in unfamiliar territory.

As a GPS in general, it's great. The traffic by Navteq was a cool feature when we were in Minneapolis.

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