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Re: [Shop-talk] GPS Systems

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Subject: Re: [Shop-talk] GPS Systems
From: Jim Stone <>
Date: Sat, 12 Dec 2009 18:29:43 -0600
I have a Garmin Nuvi 760, which was near the top of their line when I bought
it, but isn't anymore.  (I am not even sure they sell that model anymore.)  In
general, I am happy with it, but the battery doesn't last very long when not
plugged into the cigarette lighter.  I don't know if other brands or models
are better, but I would not recommend this one for running only off of the

BTW: For what its worth, I recently visited a friend who had a new
voice-activated Garmin 855.  Voice-activated commands seems like a great idea
for a GPS, but I was not impressed with his system.  It seemed like it was
more trouble than it was worth, and that was in his modern SUV.  I imagine it
would be totally useless in a noisy LBC or other classic car.

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> Date: Sat, 12 Dec 2009 10:50:29 -0800
> Subject: [Shop-talk] GPS Systems
> Looking for recommendations for a portable
> GPS system for our cars.  Needs to be portable
> and self-powered because we'd probably use
> it during our antique car tours as well as with
> our daily drivers.
> Any direct experience regarding brands (Garmin,
> Magellan, TomTom, etc.) and desired features?
> Christmas time is drawing near<grin>
> Thanks
> Steve Hammatt
> Mount Vernon WA USA
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