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mecklaiz
01-19-2004, 07:54 AM
Hey,

Anyone using an after market GPS navigation system? If so, what kind and how do you like it?

Garmin seems to be popular
http://www.garmin.com/mobile/products.html#automotive

Delphi has one that I saw at circuit city, if nothing else, the interface looks slick and the resolution is crisp and clear:
http://shopdelphi.com/products/consumers/mobilenav/

And then there's Magellan which I think equips all the Hertz cars.
http://www.magellangps.com/en/gpsAdventures/driving/

Any thoughts to share?

Z

nealh
01-19-2004, 10:12 AM
Hey,

Anyone using an after market GPS navigation system? If so, what kind and how do you like it?

Garmin seems to be popular
http://www.garmin.com/mobile/products.html#automotive

Delphi has one that I saw at circuit city, if nothing else, the interface looks slick and the resolution is crisp and clear:
http://shopdelphi.com/products/consumers/mobilenav/

And then there's Magellan which I think equips all the Hertz cars.
http://www.magellangps.com/en/gpsAdventures/driving/

Any thoughts to share?

Z


I have a Garmin 2610 which works like a charm...comes with everything for mounting..has a nice bean bag mount which works well

Garmin also has a 2650 which allows allow to hooked to speedo for no dropouts..you can still move it car to car

Delphi..I would avoid no other nav products..

Magellan and Garmin use same maps I believe this too be correct

ajranft
06-03-2004, 09:23 AM
I bought a Garmin Street Pilot III last year and have used it extensively for a year, and just last month bought a Garmin 2620 for my in-laws and taught them how to use it. Both Garmin units are really nice to use while in the vehicle, but the Street Pilot III requires two separate hook ups to a computer to update maps and all. The 2620 is terrific because it already has a new map loaded on an internal hard drive. Also, the 2620 has a touch sensitive screen which is a huge improvement over the somewhat tiresome task of entering data via the cursor control on the older Street Pilot III. Both essentially give the same routing and options, with the newer 2620 having some nice improvements but nothing serious. Incidentally, I got a BMW Nav on my new 2004 330 CiC, picked it up in Munich, used the European Nav disc there. I also have an Acura MDX with GPS Nav. The BMW is the worst, by far. The Acura is the best because it lets you enter a look-up point of interest with the phone number. I've found that's the easiest to use of them all.
Bottom line on Garmins: the 2620 is really terrific.

Riuster
06-03-2004, 09:32 AM
Garmin...hands down...and fits the 3 series dash pretty damn well. Also, you can hard wire it to your glove compartment, run the wires to the glove compartment plug..and the wires are out of site..leave the speaker in the glove comparment and you stilll can hear it...its loud.

www.gpspassion.com

check out that website..and you can see the models out there.

chris_1001
06-03-2004, 10:34 AM
I agree Garmin 2610 or even better is the 2620 as it has all the maps pre loaded...

I have the 2610 and I'm also an authorized Garmin (and Magellan) Dealer.

Here is a link to my site for more info on the 2620

http://www.meridiantactical.com/garmingps.html

It you mention this Forum I'll knock $50 off the 2620

Chris