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    Default Hard to find maps?

    Sorry to side track, but where can you find GPS maps of harder to find places outside of North America and Europe? Places like African countries besides South Africa?

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    http://www.travelbygps.com/premium/tanzania/kimani.php

    that help any? not all of africa, though...

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    Garmin No Other Brands!

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    Quote Originally Posted by tango44 View Post
    Garmin No Other Brands!
    Garmin makes a very fine unit. I think the biggest problem is that there are many GPS' out there and almost any price brackets.

    I have a etrex legend, it is great for making maps. My rescue unit went to Rhinos, very nice. Also there are GPS that talk with other GPS, great for group outings. Let you know where other members of your team are.

    I use my for traveling too. I don't need a talking GPS. The Ability to upload and download maps are important to me. My first GPS a Loran, did not do that..... ugggg

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    Does anyone have any recommendations for a GPS unit for a car that costs like $400 max?
    Thanks in advance

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    Garmin VistaCx
    Great little unit.
    http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...846&CatId=2373
    http://www.garmin.com/products/etrexVistacx/
    I am on my third (burnt up two with car chargers. don't have them plugged in when you start your car!). Garmin replaced it each time with no hassles. Great customer service.
    Lots of features, altimeter, maps, turn by turn directions, color screen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aussie E View Post
    Garmin VistaCx
    Great little unit.
    http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...846&CatId=2373
    http://www.garmin.com/products/etrexVistacx/
    I am on my third (burnt up two with car chargers. don't have them plugged in when you start your car!). Garmin replaced it each time with no hassles. Great customer service.
    Lots of features, altimeter, maps, turn by turn directions, color screen.
    Thanks for the help

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    Default TomTom GPS?

    My mom wants to buy GPS for our vehicles, and we were wondering about getting one of the TomToms. Anyone have experience with this brand, or any other recommendations?

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    I got the 510, not a bad navigation system, although I can only compare it to the BMW iDrive navis.

    Imho, the TomToms are a little overpriced, other systems in that price-range can show images and play MP3s etc. (ok, the 710 and 910 can do that, too, but not my 510).

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    I have a Tomtom 300 not had many problems with it lets put it this way when coming home from a certain barracks i got home no fuss but my father has a navman and it kept telling him to go back on himself even though he knew he was going the right way. Cost about £200 only annoying thing about them is the map updates are about £90 i think.

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    I have a TomTom GO910 - it works very well in the UK and Europe. Haven't used it in North America yet.

    The only slightly annoying thing about it is it's rather bulky.

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    My father has a 510 in his car and he had no problems with it yet. But as seventy6er said, it's a bit overpriced compared to other systems and for what you get when you buy it. I just bought a Navigon 7110, a bit expensive but it's totally worth the money.

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    Go Garmin - IMO much better and less bulky. Garmin also have better mapping software (Navteq) than TomTom (Teleatlas).

    I've had my N[SIZE=4][SIZE=2]üvi 350 for about ten months - it's superb.[/SIZE]
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    I agree with going garmin. Very good systems for the price.

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    I've been using Garmin GPS receivers of various models for around 15 years, in my opinion they are still the best, and their SATNAV systems are in my opinion better than TomTom. TomTom is weakened by it's bulkiness and inferior mapping software*, not by it's functionality.






    * I refer to the European models - I can't speak for North American software which is probably a totally different mapping package.

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