Anyone looking to buy a nuvi 3597?


I saw this on eBay today [Garmin Nuvi 3597 (bad battery?)] for $28 (Buy it now) and $6 shipping. I suspect it may be worth taking a chance on at that price even though it is listed as a "not working, for parts only". It appears to me that all it probably needs is a good overnight charging up. The magnetic mount and GTM-60 traffic power plug are probably worth the price by themselves. I would be interested myself if I didn't already have a couple of working 3597 spares.

Anyway, just thought I might pass this along in case someone may be interested.

Alan - Android Auto, DriveLuxe 51LMT-S, DriveLuxe 50LMTHD, Nuvi 3597LMTHD, Oregon 550T, Nuvi 855, Nuvi 755T, Lowrance Endura Sierra, Bosch Nyon

Appears to have been sold

sometime on 01 Feb 2024

John from PA


Thanks for the heads up anyway. :.)


If you're in the market, it pays to check eBay occasionally for older GPS units like the 3597 and Driveluxe 51.

Make sure the listing includes the power cable & mag mount.

Love my 3597

I keep it safely, so it won't be stolen.

bad battery?

Very good and nice unit since my own many units from Garmin

but battery when going bad, that's the most important thing you need to consider again

many electronic devices recently sticky to fail battery as their agenda to make sure you cannot use the device again and push your pocket to buy new unit with many less features, that's my point!

Don't count many super bad quality of battery on the market without QA then it can explode your devices or at least make your devices looking like the balloon and all things going dead without any notices.

You might buy the 2K for iphone or samsung, it's the same, battery still making from big giant companies outsources from the dictator country, which would like to take this world as number one

then you can guess you are under the trap of lot of things

same electric car, will it make envir. safer or just it's another trap for their agenda, because all current battery mostly make from the country you might know the name, or their subs. operations under different names, same raw materials from that country.

Again, it's super nice device without battery inside, are you still interested? Yes or No under my opinions only

Hope it help and enjoy life!

I Picked Up

I bought a "parts only" 3597 on eBay last week for $25. The unit was in bad shape with a dented case and cracked screen. It came with the magnetic mount and GTM60 power cable though, which made it a bargain.

I use it in one of my vehicles to avoid the hassle of plugging & unplugging when moving the 3597 between vehicles.