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    Posted: 14 July 2009 at 7:02pm
Were moving back to Canada and were looking for a GPS to "guide" us there. There was a thread about GPS's a while back but there might be some new technologies out since then. Looking for something cheap ($200 or below) and can do a good job and still isn't a piece of crap. Anyone know of any good models or brands?

EDIT: Also need one that has maps of Canada because thats where im going to be living.


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garmin nuvi 205, cheap, full maps of usa hawaii alaska puerto rico, works perfectly and has a pretty decent size/screen ration
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Bounty Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 14 July 2009 at 7:08pm
I always liked my Magellan, never gave me any problems... although it would be nice to have an 'avoid ghettos' option.

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Originally posted by chronic future chronic future wrote:

garmin nuvi 205, cheap, full maps of usa hawaii alaska puerto rico, works perfectly and has a pretty decent size/screen ration
Haven't used but this has the best reviews from what I've read.

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From what I see there is no road maps of Canada in the nuvi 205.
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I love my Garmin--- got it off of Woot for $70 with 2009 maps.

It's an older model, but Garmins are ALL good.

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Garmin nuvi 265WT looks good.


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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Mack Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 14 July 2009 at 7:31pm
Originally posted by Rofl_Mao Rofl_Mao wrote:

Were moving back to Canada and were looking for a GPS to "guide" us there.


Ummm . . . go north?

Originally posted by Rofl_Mao Rofl_Mao wrote:

From what I see there is no road maps of Canada in the nuvi 205.


Silly Rofl_Mao . . . Canada doesn't have roads.
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Pretty much anything in the Nuvi line by Garmin.

I think Garmin's user interface is easy to use and fluid - better than anything else that is on the market.

I use the Nuvi 200 for traveling, and an old-school E-Trex Legend for Geocaching.
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i think any gps you buy in the US will have only US maps. you can get map chips to put in some brands out there. but you could always avoid the problem and order one from a canadian website, and maybe since its shipped from canada it will have the maps you need?

never liked GPS. its a nice device, but i still prefer maps and radio...gps doesn't factor in traffic
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Some GPS actually do factor in traffic...

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Originally posted by GI JOES SON GI JOES SON wrote:

.gps doesn't factor in traffic


Many of the newer models do, and you can buy adapters for some of the older ones.

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Just recently got a Garmin Nuvi (forgot the model) when you set up the GPS on a computer i believe you can download maps for other places.
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I just picked up my iPhone 3G-S. I'm so glad it has a GPS on there. I needed one. I have a horrible time going to places I don't know. Now I just need a car charger for those long trips.

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I donít have one either. Is that good???

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Originally posted by agentwhale007 agentwhale007 wrote:

Pretty much anything in the Nuvi line by Garmin. I think Garmin's user interface is easy to use and fluid - better than anything else that is on the market. I use the Nuvi 200 for traveling, and an old-school E-Trex Legend for Geocaching.


I didn't know you were into Geocaching too, Whale. Sweet.

Anyway, to the OP, I recommend Garmin as well. I have a handheld Garmin, a Rino 120.

Edited by Shub - 15 July 2009 at 10:21am
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