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Old 04-02-2009, 05:33 PM
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Typically I use the GPS on my iPhone and it does all Ive really ever needed it to do. However, since I won't have cell service at the dragon, I won't have GPS. Since I'm thinking of making the leap into the 21st century and buying a satellite GPS I've learned that there are tons of options. I'm probably opening a big can of worms here, but what brands/features/options do you recommend? I don't care about Bluetooth, picture ability, or any of he other fancy crap that I'm never going to use, and I don't want to spend an arm and a leg either. Just basic directions are really all I need.
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Old 04-02-2009, 05:39 PM
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Cant go wrong with Garmin. Ive had mine for almost 3 years and it has never failed me once.
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i am also considering getting one

the one thing i have thought about is the ability to upload foreign maps. it would be nice to have one when travelling.
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I've got the Garmin nuvi 660 and we love it. It's got a really nice widescreen, and I believe there is a 650 without the bluetooth.

Here's one that might work for you. Nuvi 1300
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Since I'm lost ALL the time (the joys of moving to a new city) I've got a Garmin 260 in my car. It saves me at least once a day

The price is totally reasonable, you can upload more maps and things to it and its totally user friendly (even while driving.) Love it! (this is replacing the one that DT has now, an Garmin 200)
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i am also considering getting one

the one thing i have thought about is the ability to upload foreign maps. it would be nice to have one when travelling.
IIRC, you can buy the int'l maps from Garmin on an SD card and just insert it into the unit.
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Garmin nuvi. I've got the cheapest one and it's yet to fail me.
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Old 04-02-2009, 07:53 PM
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Typically I use the GPS on my iPhone and it does all Ive really ever needed it to do. However, since I won't have cell service at the dragon, I won't have GPS. Since I'm thinking of making the leap into the 21st century and buying a satellite GPS I've learned that there are tons of options. I'm probably opening a big can of worms here, but what brands/features/options do you recommend? I don't care about Bluetooth, picture ability, or any of he other fancy crap that I'm never going to use, and I don't want to spend an arm and a leg either. Just basic directions are really all I need.
If you have the iPhone 3G, remember that there will be native turn-by-turn GPS applications out there for sale this summer, which will not require cell phone service to use.
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Old 04-03-2009, 01:37 AM
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Garmin nuvi for certain. I use two different models of the nuvi and both do a great job.

Craven Speed has a nice mount kit for the nuvi that mount to the back to the tach if you don't want to use the suction cup on the windshield or speedo.
http://www.cravenspeed.com/index.php?productID=211

Whichever nuvi you choose, make sure you get online and register it with Garmin so you can get the latest firmware and map updates (installation is pretty easy).

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My GPS had it's maps get wiped while in Vegas.. so I picked up a Nuvi 265T....

and a gominigo mount.. it is almost the same as the Craven speed.. puts the GPS right next to the tach..

the problem I had was my hands were in the way of seeing the whole screen..

I ended mounting my ScanGaugeII on the post.. a good place for it..


and put the GPS in the lower left corner..

I was not all that thrilled with the graphics on the NUVI however.. You cant adjust the angle of the 3d image and it seemed to always start up in a smaller magnification that I wanted.

I will end up with the garmin in my Pontiac.. .mostly because it has a very nice bright screen and am going back to my Amcor for the MINI because i like it better..


but the mount is pretty trick..

i picked up two.. before I found out it wont work on the Clubman..


so I have one if somebody needs it..
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Old 04-03-2009, 01:58 AM
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My GPS had it's maps get wiped while in Vegas.. so I picked up a Nuvi 265T....

and a gominigo mount.. it is almost the same as the Craven speed.. puts the GPS right next to the tach..

the problem I had was my hands were in the way of seeing the whole screen..

I ended mounting my ScanGaugeII on the post.. a good place for it..


and put the GPS in the lower left corner..

I was not all that thrilled with the graphics on the NUVI however.. You cant adjust the angle of the 3d image and it seemed to always start up in a smaller magnification that I wanted.

I will end up with the garmin in my Pontiac.. .mostly because it has a very nice bright screen and am going back to my Amcor for the MINI because i like it better..


but the mount is pretty trick..

i picked up two.. before I found out it wont work on the Clubman..


so I have one if somebody needs it..
I may be interested in the mount. Will it only mount on the tach? I've got the chrono package so I'm not sure it it will work with that.
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Old 04-03-2009, 02:18 AM
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it mounts in the two screws behind the tac... and has a small ball mount for the nuvi's..
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Cravenspeed has gauge/GPS mount adapters for cars with Nav/Chrono pack that allow you to put one or two gauges/GPS on either side of the speedo/tach.

http://www.cravenspeed.com/index.php?productID=108
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does the cravenspeed work with the wide Garmin??


the gominigo will NOT!!!

something to think about..
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