Please recommend the best portal GPS for my car (to $600)

Discussion in 'General Motoring' started by success_ny, Oct 24, 2006.

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    success_ny Guest

    I see so many new models available on the market - from Garmin nuvi to
    garmin C330
    c340 seems to announce street names
    c530 does not announce street names, but it is newer, acquires
    satellite signal better and has a non-glare screen
    there's Tom Tom One that some people say is great
    there are some Magellan models - they provide GPS devices to Hertz and
    the one I used in a Hertz car seemed to be working fine.

    Can someone help figure out what is really the best portal GPS out
    there? I plan to only use it in my car.

    success_ny, Oct 24, 2006
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    motsco_ Guest


    I googled portal gps, and it didn't make much sense to me. Please
    elaborate. Are you in Brazil? Tell us more.

    motsco_, Oct 24, 2006
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    success_ny Guest

    No, I live in New York City. I can google myself. I was hoping for an
    advice from those who know more about this than me.
    success_ny, Oct 24, 2006
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    G-Man Guest

    I have a Nuvi 360. I also have a 2006 EX V6- with NAV. The Nuvi is better
    than the Honda system! Plus it's so portable!

    G-Man, Oct 24, 2006
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    Seth Guest

    I have a pair of Garmin 2610s. The newer series up from this announces
    names and such. One 2610 stays in my wife's minivan full time, the other I
    move back and forth between my car and motorcycle. I've been quite pleased
    with them. I got my wife the Quest but she didn't like it as much as my
    2610 so I got rid of it and got her the 2nd 2610. Tried a TomTom for a few
    days (buddy at work let me borrow his) also didn't like it as much.

    All 3 brands are good, in the end it comes down to personal preference. All
    3 units have good mapping coverage and all have holes here and there.
    Depends on who they use as their data provider (Garmin uses NavTeq).

    NYC can be pretty tough on all units, so I would recommend an external
    antenna. I had to get an external for my wife's van cause her windshield
    blocks most signals (also had to get her an externally mounted EZ-Pass due
    to the windshield).
    Seth, Oct 24, 2006
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