XL 340 vs. 330 S or should I look at something else

 

So the othernight I was driving when all of a sudden my suction cup lost its grip (very rare with TTs awesome mount) my One 3rd edition I got almost 2 years a go fell on my dash and then on the floor. I thought nothing of it this has happened before and my GPS has come out unscathed so I remount (that's what she said) and continue. A little ways down the road I notice the low battery indicator despite being plugged in. I swapped out the plug with a motorola one and still no response I plug my blackberry into both cables and I get a charge. Finally after wiggling I notice the port has become deformed from the fall I could get a charge twisting to the right. Heading back home this switched to pulling back then when I finally got home I couldn't get anything. THE port is mangled which is a shame because the unit is in perfect condition. I cant fix it and I cant find anyone else to do it so I started looking at replacement. I wanted to try Garmin but they seem really over priced, the other option was the XL340 it is available from buy.com for 125 the XL330 S comes in around 90 Refurbed. From what I can tell the S just has text to speech (never really wanted text to speech as I use addon voices), the 340 looks a bit nicer (not primary concern) but is new and has lane guidance which would be very helpful up at school in Buffalo where there are many major highway junctions. Does anyone think I should go for the refurb my One was a refurb but it had problems so I sent it back and got a brand new one (15 bucks shipping) I am just thinking I really have no use for text to speech I really don't use my GPS around home so I doubt saying right on Main instead of right in 50 yards would be more effective but that being said would I be nuts for paying 35 more? Thanks

here's a simple answer...

If you can get the new XXL 530S or 540S (both come with the 5 inch screen) then GET ONE ASAP! Believe me, you will not be disappointed! I own a One NE and the difference in the screen size of the 540S alone was worth it for me...not to mention the TTS feature that I never had before. All of my current POI's loaded without any problems, and the new mount is much better then the current mount that's on my One NE.

My One will now become my spare in case my 540S craps out! smile

Good luck!

ML

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The XXL is out of my price

The XXL is out of my price range I am looking at the low 100's also I drive with an EZ-Pass and Radar detector so a massive screen would just take to much space I like having a 3.5 its a really good size although with my Lincoln log fingers a 4.3 might make typing easier. I just saw a deal at target on black Friday an XL340S for 97 I am going to head out at 2:30AM and wait as this would not only save me 25 bucks over the 340 but allow me to get a bonus feature (I will not use)

Happy Shopping...

and good luck! wink

ML

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Freedom isn't free...thank you veterans! Heard about the tests to detect PANCREATIC CANCER? There aren't any! In Memoriam: #77 NYPD-SCA/Seattle Mike/Joe S./Vinny D./RTC...and God bless Donald Trump!