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Old 05-30-2007, 06:49 PM
CAPT1809 CAPT1809 is offline
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Mein Auto: '98 Explorer/335i/Triumph
Thanks for your comments on the Garmin 370. I've got a 60Csx mostly for the outdoors that may be more versatile but the 370 certainly sounds like the superior plan for the car. Plus for only another $100 or so over a 60Csx you have European mapping. Also my screen is too small to be safe if I am driving alone and have to fiddle with it.

I earlier posted that maps and charts are the only way to go for situational awareness and trip planning with a GPS as a backup only. Well after seeing a 370 in use here, I think I was wrong to suggest that you can't rely on these things. I would still get a decent map but the 370 sure seems to take care of the last-minute itinerary changes so you don't have to plan 2 or 3 route variations in advance.

Here's a tip: look at http://www.gpscity.com and the RAM mounts. These things are universal and with an adapter under $8.00 give you a lot of permanent and temp mounting options other than that supplied by the manufacturer. I can swap out the 60 between a motorcycle, bike, and 2 cars with a couple of mounts and the adapter.
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