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should I get a TomTom

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    My sister and brother both have navigation units and its pretty handy, so I'm thinking about getting one. I think they both have Tomtoms, should I go for that or do you have any suggestions?
    nuttin wrong with tom-toms go for it

    another thing found on Ebay cheaper
    I really like the hand held GPS systems, I have a Magellan Roadmate 2000 and hasn't failed me yet. Once my S-10 Lowrider/Custom Modified is done, I plan on getting another one. I am not sure how all of them work as far as updating the POI's, but mine can be updated through USB on a computer to keep it up-to-date. I would purchase one that offers updating, instead of having to buy a new one every yr or so.
    why not save up and buy a new HU with a built in navi? Either way, a navigation unit is a good investment and will itself over as soon as you get lost in the boonies.
    Alls I need is one of these



    But yeah, Tom Toms are pretty good for their price.
    Im not crazy about In-dash GPS systems because of the fact if and when you use another

    car! Id stay with a portable one !
    ^ Agrees w/ Euphorian
    I have the TomTom XL340S, love it to death, and got a sweet deal on it too

    http://cgi.ebay.com/NEW-T...s&hash=item3a5c717099
    i have a tomtom one.
    its pretty nice and works fine. but i want to buy the HU with NAVI
    ^you wont be able to run the NAV and listen to the radio at the same time
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    I'd say go for it. Get the TomTom 740 Live if you can spring for it (it's a bit expensive). Updating traffic, real-time gas information, the ability to get onto Google (to look for near POIs and stuff). The "Live" function is an extra monthly cost (about $10) but if you travel A LOT and you hate getting stuck in traffic, then the Live feature is handy.

    If not, than a simple TomTom GO - the small, cheap unit, is just fine. In reality the TomTom is just the screen, its the data that's important. Keep it up-to-date and you'll love it. Roads are constantly changing, so be aware that you need to update to have the most currently information available.

    /I used to work for TeleAtlas, which was bought out by TomTom.


    ^you wont be able to run the NAV and listen to the radio at the same time

    This isn't true. With the Alpine units, you can still listen to the radio/CD/MP3, it just turns down the music volume when it needs to speak to you, interrupting the music.
    panasonic!!! music and nav at the same time.. but the voice comes on "bing.. turn lest" kinda annoying when your jamming..
    twiztidtC wrote:
    ^you wont be able to run the NAV and listen to the radio at the same time

    This isn't true. With the Alpine units, you can still listen to the radio/CD/MP3, it just turns down the music volume when it needs to speak to you, interrupting the music.


    I think the same goes for some Pioneer models, because my sister has one, and it does the same, also for in coming calls too
    ^ I'm pretty sure this is true for all models. It would be a huge design flaw if you were unable to listen to music while using the NAV feature of an in-dash. More people would opt for the handheld/window stick GPS units if this were the case.
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    Ok my wont its one or the other

    still the fact of changing cars tho..



    unless you have it on your phone too
    Portable units are so cheap nowadays that coupled with the fact that they often have free map updates and you can move them to another car, it makes it the ideal choice if you're on a budget. If you want something that is OEM looking, then that's when you'll want an indash unit. Drawbacks to that are, you can't bring them with you, DVD Nav updates are pricey, unit is overall more expensive. If you go with a HDD based nav system though, updates are readily available off the net for little to no costs from some companies.
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