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GammarayIL

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Message Posted: Aug 1, 2010 4:31:10 PM

I am seriously thinking of getting a new GPS. I have a Magellan RoadMate 2000 which is pretty much an antique. I am looking at Garmin and TomTom the most. Lane assist and traffic seem important to me.

Which brand and model do you recommend?
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eB40
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real men don't get lost
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Garmin...
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I like Tom tom garmin second.
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ricebike
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Message Posted: Jul 11, 2014 1:25:35 AM

i have 2 magellans... is there a way to change the color of the "path" ?

i don't like the green path color... rather have it blue
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Personal opinion allows me to vote for Garmin every time
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Message Posted: Jun 30, 2014 5:03:37 PM

Bought a garmin 5 years ago, still current and still going with no problems.
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Message Posted: Jun 30, 2014 4:52:45 PM

Garmin all the way....if its the preferred choice by the aerospace industry then its good enough for me.
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Garmin only.
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Message Posted: Jun 25, 2014 2:38:22 PM

Garmin all the way, as many as 4 free map updates a year with a Garmin LM or LMT model.
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I like the Garmin.
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Google Mapping on celfon
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BartandLisa
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Message Posted: Jun 3, 2014 5:34:32 PM

I don't have either
Built-in to the Honda
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Message Posted: May 30, 2014 12:39:23 AM

Garmin is a good choice..
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StArrow68
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Message Posted: May 29, 2014 12:35:54 AM

if you travel a lot, up to date maps are helpful, if just locally then letting it go out of date for a few years isn't much of an issue.
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Hemond
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Message Posted: May 28, 2014 11:20:30 PM

I've had TT and Magellan. My current Magellan is maybe 4 years out of date. Although it works great, no way is it worth paying for a map update. A new one is half the price of a map update.

Its stupid to update. Get a new unit.

I'll get Garmin this time only because I've never had one.
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luvmyrv
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Message Posted: May 28, 2014 2:40:51 PM

I been researching this too....most seem to say Garmin is best...had a pilot tell me one time Garmin is the only one he would buy as it is considered tops in the aviation industry.
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