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Old 05-04-2007, 08:42 AM   #1
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Hey guys, my wife recently got a new job that's going to require some travel around the state, I'd like to get her a portable GPS for her car. Anyone have any suggestions for a quality, easy to use GPS unit?

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The ONLY choice is Microsoft Streets and Trips. You plug it into your laptop and it's only $100.
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The ONLY choice is Microsoft Streets and Trips. You plug it into your laptop and it's only $100.
I dont know if it any good, but THAT'S cheap!
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It's a lot more sophisticated than any hand-held or built-in unit you can buy. I use it for all my traveling. When you're driving you can just get it to search for gas stations, restaurants, bars, etc. and it'll find them in whatever radius you specify.
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Old 05-04-2007, 09:22 AM   #5
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Sounds good, I'll check it out. I like the price too.
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Good news is that once you get the GPS, the upgrade each year is only $30.
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It's a lot more sophisticated than any hand-held or built-in unit you can buy. I use it for all my traveling. When you're driving you can just get it to search for gas stations, restaurants, bars, etc. and it'll find them in whatever radius you specify.
Can he delete the part which would tell his wife where all the bars are located?
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Can he delete the part which would tell his wife where all the bars are located?
LOL I'd never have to worry about that. She's the kind of girl who loves to take a bath and be in bed by 8pm and she's usually fast asleep by 9-9:30. She's never been much of a partier.
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HAHA. Yeah, you can turn on and off. Just turn on the "historical landmarks" when you come home!
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TMC, how do you go about setting this up in your car? Do you just toss the laptop in the passenger seat? Is there any sort of stand or something to hold it in place worth looking at?
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LOL I'd never have to worry about that. She's the kind of girl who loves to take a bath and be in bed by 8pm and she's usually fast asleep by 9-9:30. She's never been much of a partier.
I meet a many of ladies who said don't worry my husband thinks I'm the kind of girl who loves to take a bath and be in bed by 8pm kind. LOL
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TMC, how do you go about setting this up in your car? Do you just toss the laptop in the passenger seat? Is there any sort of stand or something to hold it in place worth looking at?
Yeah, I bought a power inverter to go with my laptop so I don't worry about battery life. I also have an FM broadcaster so that the directions get broadcast through my car speakers on where I need to turn. The GPS itself is really small. It sticks on your windshield with a suction cup.
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You can't go wrong with Garmin Nuvi. The newer modles are pricey but the older should be more affordable.
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You can't go wrong with Garmin Nuvi. The newer modles are pricey but the older should be more affordable.
Yes! Garmin is an excellent product but a little pricey. Great for a motorcycle!!!!
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Some cell phones have GPS Navigation. Data Services: VZ Navigator<small><sup>SM</sup></small>
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