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.
> From: firstname.lastname@example.org
> To: email@example.com
> 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>
> Steve Hammatt
> Mount Vernon WA USA
> Support Team.Net http://www.team.net/donate.html
> You are subscribed as firstname.lastname@example.org
> Shop-talk mailing list
Your E-mail and More On-the-Go. Get Windows Live Hotmail Free.
Support Team.Net http://www.team.net/donate.html
Shop-talk mailing list