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Old 11-24-2010, 08:56 PM   #1
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GPS for $100?

What GPS would you buy in the $100 range?
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Old 11-24-2010, 09:11 PM   #2
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Here you go. Garman is a great unit.

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Old 11-24-2010, 09:18 PM   #3
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Here you go. Garman is a great unit.

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Old 11-24-2010, 09:39 PM   #4
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Rodney,
I claim no expertise, but have used three software/laptop GPS programs, (
Microsoft Streets & Trips, Delorme Street Atlas, and Garmin Mobile PC). This obviously led someone (my faithful navigator) to believe I was directionally challenged enough to give me a TomTom-XL-330 S as a present.

XL 330

I'm sure there may be better units out there in the price range, but it does a good job. Good features, and simple to operate. Like most machines that try to talk to you, and tell you where to go, you'll want to turn the volume down sometimes.

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Old 11-24-2010, 10:16 PM   #5
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After looking at, and comparing some of the GPS units our customer leave hanging on the glass I went with the TOM TOM 330 XL.
Works great out of the box, easy to use and a big enough wide screen to see without my glasses on. (old age is a bitch)
The only issue I had was with the free update. The card isn't big enough to hold both the new and the old maps and the update software doesn't scrub the old one. This crashes the unit. Read the instructions and on line comments carefully before you update.
All and all it's a great unit for the price.

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Old 11-24-2010, 10:21 PM   #6
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You use this?
No, I have a built in GPS but when I rent cars they have a Garman. It's a good product and they are from Olathe KS! Good luck and just read reviews to see which one works best for you.
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Old 11-24-2010, 10:21 PM   #7
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I use my Android phone.... it has GPS built-in, and maps can be downloaded ahead of time. I generally only get lost in built-up areas, so this works well for me.

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Old 11-25-2010, 07:21 AM   #8
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For what its worth, I was asked by my boss to find the best unit for our ambulance fleet to use while responding to calls outside our City. I called Garmin and explained our needs, and found out the detail of the maps and operation of the search function is the same in all their models. More money buys features like a photo viewer and blue tooth speaker phones.

Not sure if this is the case with other brands, but we have been happy with the entry level Garmin products.
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Old 11-25-2010, 07:31 AM   #9
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i've had a tom tom one xl for 3 years. other than the battery lot holding a charge for long in recent days, i like it very much. staples has the XL540s for 89.99 and the XL540tm for 129.99 on fri & saturday. the tm has lifetime map and traffic updates included. updated maps are a good idea if you're towing.
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Garmin nuvi tries to turn me down dirt roads even when im where I am supposed to be. Sal.
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you can get the 89.99 tom tom online today at staples.
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Garmin nuvi tries to turn me down dirt roads even when im where I am supposed to be. Sal.

My Tom Tom Does the same occasionally. It gives me a choice between the fastest or shortest route. If I pick the shortest, more often than not, there's a little dirt or gravel in my future.
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love my garmin 265w -- I paid over $200 for it new.

saw one advertised for $99.99 just yesterday.
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The Garman nuvi has worked good for 2 years now, if it died today , I would buy the same as a replacement.
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