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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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GustheCat2
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Message Posted: Apr 15, 2014 8:30:05 AM

Garmin
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puddy
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tom tom
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eB40
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dandeeman
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GARMIN
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ricebike
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Message Posted: Apr 10, 2014 9:47:25 AM

"My GPS was factory installed from Toyota...Nice!"

yea, until you need to get a DVD map update... $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$
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ricebike
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Message Posted: Apr 10, 2014 9:46:16 AM

eventhough i have a magellan, i should have went with garmin
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getitfast
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Message Posted: Apr 10, 2014 9:23:05 AM

I'am a Magellan person !I just bought the Magellan Road Map 2240T-LM Brand New from Ginny's .
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OceanArcher
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Message Posted: Apr 10, 2014 9:18:34 AM

I'm a Garmin person all the way - less expensive, and much easier updates
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StickySam
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Message Posted: Apr 10, 2014 9:17:29 AM

I use road maps.
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86ToyMR2
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Message Posted: Apr 9, 2014 4:32:46 PM

My GPS was factory installed from Toyota...Nice!
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dandeeman
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GARMIN
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Awing1
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Message Posted: Apr 9, 2014 8:22:41 AM

Garmin would be better.
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Don't have either one
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Message Posted: Mar 31, 2014 10:15:13 AM

None of the above. Mine is Factory installed.
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Garmin.
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Garmin.....for both vehicles.........
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Garmin it has saved me in the past and is easy to use.
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Here
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I have a Garmin, which I rarely use because the same thing is on my phone in several places.
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Message Posted: Jan 27, 2014 7:35:27 PM

I have a Tom Tom. Not really sure which is better. Speech is not real clear and it really kills some street names and numbered highways. It has never led me astray though.
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Message Posted: Jan 27, 2014 4:57:44 PM

I have a TomTom but looking to make a switch to Garmin...all reviews indicate Garmin is the frontrunner, with the best support after sale.
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