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Old 11-26-2007, 11:29 PM   #1
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Girl is looking to get me a cheap xmas present... I stumbled across a tomtom gps unit the other day and was well impressed with how easy it was to use... anyone have any comments - i think the valentine v1 is out of the price range
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Old 11-26-2007, 11:31 PM   #2
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It standard tom is good stuff. You can even download Mr. T as your navigator. Oh, and it's reliable too, got me and the whole family all throughout the SF Bay area no problem and back home.
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Old 11-26-2007, 11:34 PM   #3
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Mr T - HAHAHAHAHAAAAAA
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Old 11-26-2007, 11:38 PM   #4
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"I pity da fool who don't turn right... TURN RIGHT FOOL! YEAH!"

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Old 11-26-2007, 11:40 PM   #5
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before my avic d3 I used a magellan maestro 4040. way better than the tomtom imo and not to far off in price range for some of the maestro's.
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Old 11-27-2007, 03:11 AM   #6
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My biggest complaint about my bro in laws gps compared to mine is the whole text to speach feature. Mine tells me the name of the road I am turning on, his doesn't. His says "in 200 yards turn right" mine says "in 200 yards turn right onto Dysart rd" It sounds kind of stupid, but it really is a nice feature.
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Old 11-27-2007, 08:27 AM   #7
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My biggest complaint about my bro in laws gps compared to mine is the whole text to speach feature. Mine tells me the name of the road I am turning on, his doesn't. His says "in 200 yards turn right" mine says "in 200 yards turn right onto Dysart rd" It sounds kind of stupid, but it really is a nice feature.
Which one do you have? Are you saying that the tomtom doesn't tell you the street name or that it does?
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Old 11-27-2007, 09:52 AM   #8
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I heard the road name feature is 'limited' on the tomtom - the garmin's name every road...
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Old 11-27-2007, 12:46 PM   #9
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I heard the road name feature is 'limited' on the tomtom - the garmin's name every road...
what does the magellan 4040 do?does it name the road or just say "approaching turn" ? I dropped my old roadmate 800 and in the market for a new gps
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Old 11-27-2007, 12:50 PM   #10
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nuvi is the ****... 660 awesome but 650 will save a $100

A gps web site tested tomtom against garmin and magellan on the same level price range and garmin came out on top every time in terms of route calculation, time saving, and accuracy...

This is just what I have been researching for lately, I have been hunting for a gps for a while.
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Old 11-27-2007, 01:03 PM   #11
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For the cost of a decent unit, why not just get an in-dash nav system, like on the AVIC-D3?
I have seen them go for as low as 600 sometimes.
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Old 11-27-2007, 01:09 PM   #12
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good deal on this one if you don't care about bluetooth and live traffic
http://www.costco.com/Browse/Product...=1&topnav=&s=1
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