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Old 05-28-2009, 12:46 PM   #1
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We are looking into getting a GPS for our longer trips.. Any suggestions?
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Old 05-28-2009, 01:04 PM   #2
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Most of the Garmin Nuvi models are quite good. I can't remember which model my wife uses, the 650 I think. It also has a hands free feature for cell phone use.
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I have a TomTom that I'm happy with, but I haven't compared it to the others.

What I saw the other day was a combined GPS and backup camera. You might want to look at one of those. I'd like a back-up camera, but I already have GPS using one power outlet and Sirius satellite radio using the other. A combo unit would work for me.

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Old 05-28-2009, 06:25 PM   #4
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Glenn, you have me thinking now. My preference for GPS is Garmin. Great quality, good support. Nowadays, though, even cheap GPS units work well. The Garmin Nuvi 5000 has input for a back-up camera (or DVD player or whatever you like). Good prices because it is discontinued, and big screen.

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_ss_gw...i+5000&x=0&y=0

Deakin: http://www.deakin.com/shop/products/?p=6517 (Good company but too expensive).

eBay: http://shop.ebay.com/?_from=R40&_trk...All-Categories

Crutchfield: http://www.crutchfield.com/p_150N500...vi+5000&tp=145
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Old 05-28-2009, 07:06 PM   #5
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Hi Jeff,

I just ordered the Garmin nuvi 360 from amazon ($159 USD). Small, good reviews, and good battery life. The reviews on amazon.com convinced me not to go for the 760 with larger display and FM transmitter. The 365 and 765 are new from Garmin but I can't affort the price tag. Colorado will soon require hands-free while driving teleophones. The 360 blue-tooth capability should meet the need.

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I have a TomTom One, works great, you can plug it into your computer
and upgrade the maps and software free and do back-ups etc.
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Old 05-28-2009, 08:55 PM   #7
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Hmmm.. I like the idea of hooking up a backup camera...it may save my marriage

Has anyone ever heard of Navsgo or Roadmax - they seem to combine GPS & B-up ..
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Old 05-29-2009, 11:41 AM   #8
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Hmmm.. I like the idea of hooking up a backup camera...it may save my marriage
And I'm thinking now that all men blame their wives for their backup problems!

I'd really like a GPS also, especially now that they've gotten so inexpensive. Hubby doesn't think we need one; consequently we get lost fairly regularly...
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I have a TomTom One, works great, you can plug it into your computer
and upgrade the maps and software free and do back-ups etc.
Refurbished TomTom Ones are on sale at Future Shop for $100 this weekend.

http://www.futureshop.ca/catalog/dep...EN&catid=26335
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Read the comments on the Canadian Tire site for GPS / backup camera:

http://www.canadiantire.ca/AST/brows...ra.jsp#reviews

Doesn't sound promising.

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