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Another Reminder!!!

 

Just received a postcard from Ford Dealer that an upgrade is available for my Escape GPS!

Obviously the phone call to Ford a few months ago didn't help... Requesting they not call me until a lifetime upgrade was available.....

Only $199 for a single update!!!

Let's hope the higher-ups at Garmin don't own Fords and get this same postcard!!!

The Lifetime Garmin Map Updater I got for ~$60 years ago is worth it's weight right now!!!

Let's see -- I think I paid ~$60, about 4 years ago, and there have been about 4 upgrades a year..
4*4=16 60/16=$3.75 an update!!!

NICE!!!

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2x Nuvi 660'sOne with -- Lifetime Maps -- Lifetime Traffic And a 2011 Ford Escape with Nav System that Doesn't support External POI's BOO HOO!

If you have a builtin,

If you have a builtin, you've paid two ways. Update costs & you can't use it on another auto.

Fred

Definitely still a market

Definitely still a market for standalone GPS's.

Especially when they wanted

Especially when they wanted $1600 for a built-in when I bought my Equinox.

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Anytime you have a 50-50 chance of getting something right, there's a 90% probability you'll get it wrong.

Useless Accessories

Don B wrote:

Especially when they wanted $1600 for a built-in when I bought my Equinox.

I have been browsing for a new car for a few months. Two of the most useless accessories I have encountered on almost all new vehicles are a moon roof and a built-in GPS. It seems like you have to special order a car if you don't want those things rolleyes

Built in GPS

I'd rather not have a built in unit, it wouldn't help much when I fly out on vacation and need a GPS. I am currently flying to Portland (flight to Seattle was cancelled), rental GPSs are very expensive. Doesn't make sense to have both a portable and built in from a cost perspective.

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Streetpilot C340 Nuvi 2595 LMT

My Moonroof

I love my moonroof on my MDX. I never do without one, but then again, that's me. My 50LM at $100 was a great deal when I got that last year on special.

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Nuvi 50LM Nuvi 2555LM

Moonroof

I don't even know if the moonroof works on my car... never used it. In Florida, I have the a/c running most of the time.

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Tampa, FL - Garmin nüvi 660 (Software Ver 4.90), 2014.30 CN NA NT maps | Magellan Meridian Gold

and built in's

wont let you add RL/S cams poi's

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Cain versus Unable 2012

Built-in GPS

Bought a 2011 Taurus Limited last year.

I told the dealer I had no use at all for the built-in GPS and told him I wanted to order a car without it. Dealer's HATE ordering cars. People aren't locked into actually buying the thing. I told him I'd take the car on the lot if he knocked $1k off of the price and he did so.

I vastly prefer my old nüvi 760's directions to the ones given by the built-in GPS. I've used the thing to see how it does and I liked the way it gave me gas prices. I just like the nüvi better and like playing the audio books from audible.com on it as well. I have 3 vehicles and I can use the nüvi in all of them. I also put geocaching info into the nüvi when traveling with my wife. It's a great addition to my GPSMAP 78S that I use as my main geocaching tool.

The nüvi is just so much more flexible than the in-car unit.

PS: The moon roof is fine with me. smile

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GPSMAP 76CSx - nüvi 760 - nüvi 200 - GPSMAP 78S

extras

DanielT wrote:
Don B wrote:

Especially when they wanted $1600 for a built-in when I bought my Equinox.

I have been browsing for a new car for a few months. Two of the most useless accessories I have encountered on almost all new vehicles are a moon roof and a built-in GPS. It seems like you have to special order a car if you don't want those things rolleyes

I special order every time I buy, and I agree on the built-ins. On my Equinox the moon roof was a $900 add on and the GPS would have been $1600. We didn't order my my wife's Vibe and it had a moon roof and the only time we use it is to tip the back up to let the hot air out when we first turn the air on.

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Anytime you have a 50-50 chance of getting something right, there's a 90% probability you'll get it wrong.

I agree

Don B wrote:

We didn't order my my wife's Vibe and it had a moon roof and the only time we use it is to tip the back up to let the hot air out when we first turn the air on.

I agree, the moon roof on our Jetta Sportswagon TDI sounded like a good idea until we found out just how much heat can build up in a vehicle through that glass roof.crying

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Nuvi 350, 760, 1695LM, 3790LMT, 2460LMT, 3597LMTHD and TomTom XXL540s

With some folks I know...

Don B wrote:
DanielT wrote:
Don B wrote:

Especially when they wanted $1600 for a built-in when I bought my Equinox.

I have been browsing for a new car for a few months. Two of the most useless accessories I have encountered on almost all new vehicles are a moon roof and a built-in GPS. It seems like you have to special order a car if you don't want those things rolleyes

I special order every time I buy, and I agree on the built-ins. On my Equinox the moon roof was a $900 add on and the GPS would have been $1600. We didn't order my my wife's Vibe and it had a moon roof and the only time we use it is to tip the back up to let the hot air out when we first turn the air on.

The hot air starts long after the car is in motion... grin

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Striving to make the NYC Metro area project the best.

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