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Old February 10th, 2010, 04:31 PM
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Looking for an entry level GPS

Anyone have any recommendations for an entry level user friendly gps unit? I don't want to spend more than 150 or 200 bucks.

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Old February 10th, 2010, 05:19 PM
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Garmin Nuvi 255W GPS currently on sale for $139.99 in Best Buy. Rating of 4.5 of 5 from 131 reviews.
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Old February 10th, 2010, 06:41 PM
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Funny, I just sent my dad to get one of those today. He is as low-tech as possible. Can't figure out the gps's in his RR or his G500. The Garmin he can do, and I like it better than either of the factory units. I had a Garmin Streetpilot that I LOVED before some jackass decided to break into my car and help themselves to it. Ok, thats another story. Anyway, I highly reccommend the Garmin!
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Old February 10th, 2010, 06:46 PM
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On road navigation? Or recreational use?
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Old February 10th, 2010, 07:14 PM
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I just replaced my old Garmin C330 with the Garmin Nuvi 765t. Garmin is definitely the way to go in my opinion.

It lists for around $399 I believe, but I was able to buy it on Amazon BNIB for $220. The 765t is currently the best equipped of the 4.3 inch screens. If you don't need all the options, you can get similar ones for less, but I think its worth the extra $$ for the 765t.

It comes with traffic, bluetooth, fm transmitter, qwerty keyboard option, 3D vehicles and buildings, intersection view etc.
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Old February 11th, 2010, 09:59 AM
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On road navigation? Or recreational use?
For on road use.Mostly just to help find properties in rural Iowa.



I think I've got it down to three choices:
Garmin Nuvi 255w,Magellan SE4, and the Tom Tom XL330s.
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Old February 11th, 2010, 11:14 AM
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Yes Nuvi 255W. Very cheap ATM and will work great.
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Old February 11th, 2010, 03:43 PM
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I have a Garmin V, I will sell cheap, actually I have two, with all the ancillaries.
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Old February 11th, 2010, 04:43 PM
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I have a Garmin V, I will sell cheap, actually I have two, with all the ancillaries.
I might be interested. Does it talk the directions to you?
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Old February 11th, 2010, 05:09 PM
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I might be interested. Does it talk the directions to you?
No, it is very basic and but it does have a gray scale screen.
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Old February 12th, 2010, 09:49 AM
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No, it is very basic and but it does have a gray scale screen.
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Old February 12th, 2010, 04:49 PM
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Definitely go with the Nuvi. In my experience they are much more user friendly than the Magellans and I have yet to meet a single person who is happy with the Tom Tom.
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Old February 12th, 2010, 05:02 PM
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my GPS was not expensive but i cannot say i am really happy with that. i think i would buy tomtom next time
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