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Old 09-04-2007, 07:10 AM   #1
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Anybody using a window/dash mounted GPS? I've been looking at several types and I'm looking for some user reviews. I'd like to keep price around $250.


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Old 09-04-2007, 08:19 AM   #2
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I use a Garmin 60CS ram mounted on top of the dash. Works fine.

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Old 09-04-2007, 08:31 AM   #3
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I use a Garmin 60CS ram mounted on top of the dash. Works fine.
Do you find that it has most locations you are looking for? If you miss a turn does it re-map or ask you to turn around?
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Old 09-04-2007, 09:29 AM   #4
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I am running the TomTom One XL. Very large display and proved very uselful on a recent trip across the US. Great features with Points of Interest (Gas Stations, Hotels, and wineries!). Plus it will recalculate a route if you miss a turn.
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Old 09-04-2007, 12:16 PM   #5
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I cheat.. I use Garmin GPS 496. Made for pilots but pH balanced for my jeep.

It is quite pricey if you are lookin for a straight street map, but i love that I can download weather, air traffic, and terrain through XM.
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Old 09-04-2007, 01:51 PM   #6
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Walker i Bet Thats a little more than $250.00 Though, I just got another Gps from Michelin looks o.k. talks back too much though. $149.00 could not pass.

Or you could get the Bob and Tom Nagagator......LoL
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Old 09-04-2007, 01:59 PM   #7
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Old 09-04-2007, 07:50 PM   #8
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Do you find that it has most locations you are looking for? If you miss a turn does it re-map or ask you to turn around?
Yes and Yes..if you set it up to do that.

It has almost everything you need but you would need to have Garmin Mapsource and upload the maps to the GPS. Newer GPSr's have data cards you just slip in. But you said under $250 and those newer ones will probably be more than that.
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Old 09-04-2007, 07:57 PM   #9
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http://www.sportys.com/acb/showdetl....10383&CATID=93

its a little pricey.. good thing i didnt pay for it.
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Old 09-04-2007, 08:33 PM   #10
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Have the garmin Quest in mine and love it.

Has turn by turn directions, can install topo maps plus you can pop it out of the cradle and carry it around with you (for geocaching).

Got mine on fleebay for 190.00. Factory refurb unit which comes with a 1 year factory warranty (same warranty as a new unit).
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Old 09-05-2007, 08:22 AM   #11
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RAM Mounts are incredibly stout and great offroad - I have one with a suction cup, but just took that off and mounted it to the dashboard in that center pocket just above the center vents.
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Old 09-05-2007, 03:59 PM   #12
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This is my Street Pilot III with a Ram Mount on the footman loop.



You can get the mount from Geeps at:

http://www.otrattw.com/
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Old 09-07-2007, 05:55 PM   #13
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I have a Tom Tom One and I really like it. The only thing that I don't like is that it calls the interstate a highway. Must be an English thing. If I go off the beaten path it re-routes quickly. It has shown me some great shortcuts. You can buy other voices on their website. They are working on Mr. T and Homer Simpson. That might get annoying on a long trips. Everyone the rides with me wants to borrow it when they go on long trips.
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I have a Tom Tom One and I really like it. The only thing that I don't like is that it calls the interstate a highway. Must be an English thing. If I go off the beaten path it re-routes quickly. It has shown me some great shortcuts. You can buy other voices on their website. They are working on Mr. T and Homer Simpson. That might get annoying on a long trips. Everyone the rides with me wants to borrow it when they go on long trips.
I was reading an article in JP magazine this month, somebady had the voice of Yoda on his, "Around, you must turn!" Too funny!
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I was reading an article in JP magazine this month, somebady had the voice of Yoda on his, "Around, you must turn!" Too funny!
I have a tomtom 300 (it is old as dirt) but still love it and tomtom has been updating it's software for free.

I got my mother and my inlaws the Tomtom Go(s). They are easy to use and reroute quickly.

Also when you hit traffic they reroute with a couple clicks.

Points of interest are also pretty good. As you are driving you can choose to look for one close by, on the way to your destination or around the destination.

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