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      04-24-2013, 09:34 AM   #1

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Help!! I need a good Portable Nav

Hi all,

I'm getting another car which does not have Nav and I was wondering what is the best reliable portable Nav (with a big screen) I should get. I did my research but the reviews were not helpful so I had to turn to my community for help
Many Thanks!!
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      04-24-2013, 09:42 AM   #2

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We have a Garmin Nuvi for my wife's Volvo that does not have navigation. Very good unit though our's is several years old now and no longer made. Check out there website...

I've also heard good things about TomTom but have no personal experience with their products.
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      04-24-2013, 10:25 AM   #3

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i used to rep magellan, but no longer do
they have a 7" model which is HUGE
magellan 1700
garmin has 60% market share if that means anything to you
just dont get an opening price point.
for 20 more you can get lifetime maps
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      04-24-2013, 01:00 PM   #4
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Just pickup a nice Garmin on Amazon- these always killer deals on them there.
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      04-24-2013, 03:05 PM   #5

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Samsung Galaxy Note 2 you also get a phone in the same transaction....

Stand-alone portable navigation concepts will be outdated soon and is duplicative as more and more people are owning smartphones, i wouldn't spend more than $100 on one, and i would look into buying a pre-owned one as well.

in terms of reviews, just do an Amazon search, the consumers there are generally pretty descriptive of all the issues, and the highest rated reviews (postive and negative) are rated to the top of the page, so you don't spend time sifting through 100 reviews. IMO, what we'll tell you on this forum will be skewed b/c there's not enough data points for the millions of different products out there.

Someone here will say they love the perticular Garmin Nuvi XYZ model. But you may be looking at a ABC model. Don't you want 100+ reviews and comments on specifically the ABC model so you can figure out the pros and cons? Amazon is your source....

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      04-24-2013, 06:11 PM   #6
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Use your iPhone and download GPS Drive Motion X. Works great
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      04-24-2013, 06:52 PM   #7

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Just use a smart phone.. most have navigation apps that are very good or better than the stand-alone ones. Because they are connected to the internet you can get live traffic and search for nearby locations.
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      04-24-2013, 07:00 PM   #8
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Garmin have some nice ones
And not sure of you need this
You can download the Egypt maps on an SD card
So you can swtich from US to Egypt
This user has been banned from the 4 series forum because he doesn't sing its merits like the admins want us all to

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