Well, gang, this will probably be my last post on this forum as I have purchased a vehicle with an on-board GPS system (can't add POIs). If there would be any interest in buying my one month old Nuvi 750, please go to
where I have the device posted. I'm including a friction mount, and case.
Best holiday season to all, and the happiest and healthest 2008!
You will be missed, and we hope that you will checking in and saying hi every once in a while;)
Thanks Miss POI. I certainly will. Have really enjoyed my time here, and hope that my membership has been of some benefit to all the contributors.
Thanks again, and God Bless......
Why don't you stay and keep your ultra portable Nüvi for use in other cars, like a rental if you travel for leisure or business? You can still use it on foot and as a backup to your OEM unit.
Well, because it was an early Christmas present, and if I sell it, I can buy something else (grin). I don't travel in convenyances other than my own car for pleasure (and I'm retired - so forget that four letter word (work)). I think I will stay around (lurking anyway) in case somebody has a question on the 750. If I can't sell it, I will keep it, and be glad to have it - it's a wonderful unit!
You never know... You could have a family emergency that might make you have to fly somewhere and need a rental or use a family member's car.
Or you could have your car wrecked and need to roll around in a rental for a while.
You never travel for pleasure? I know I'm going to when I fully retire.
Re-read the post. I said I don't travel in other than my own car. I travel A LOT! From Georgia, I go to Florida, Arkansas, and will be going to Denver in late spring. Your points are well taken to hold on to the unit, but I'm just not a "just in case" kinda guy (especially with expensive toys). If I still had my Nuvi 350, I would definately hold on to it, but with the new unit, I'm willing to let it go.
Fair enough. I guess it's the pilot in me to always have a backup to a backup plan/equipment.
Firstly if you are used to Garmin, you may be disappointed with the Automobile GPS. I have been told.
Secondly, I just ordered a 680 and have a 660.
How does the 750 compare to the 680? Your price looks fair. Do you know the store where it was bought from?
My wife has a Factory GPS in her Jeep Grand Cherokee. Its not half the unit that my Garmin is. Its ok for finding cities, or public addresses, but for residental addresses, it is more frustrating that help. Don't get in a hurry to sell the Garmin, you may wish you still had it, especially in a few months when the factory unit has old programming in it. Just my $.02
This may help; it is the comparison between the 680 and the 750.
It seems the bluetooth handsfree is one feature that is different and I must say that it works exceptionally well for me with my phone. My phone is a Windows Mobile smartphone and I was pleasantly surprised to see that the voice dialing works perfect with it.
I have the 680 (it is my first Garmin) and the MSN Direct feature rocks. I just used the Fuel Pricing feature tonight to fill up and it saved me .30/gal compared to other gas stations on my route. With my 17 gallon fill up that was a great savings. The 750 gets the MSN Direct only if you buy the optional MSN Direct receiver power cable for a list price of $125. You get one free year subscription of MSN Direct out of the box on the 680.
So it is the bluetooth and MSN Direct functions are the big difference between the two.
From just looks alone I like the 750. It has the integrated GPS antenna instead of the old style flip up on the 680 which in my opinion makes it look cheap and you might be able to get a used Garmin MSN Direct GPS receiver.
Thanks, I am very happy with the 660 which my wife wants, so I will get the 680. The bluetooth is something I require.....both my phones work well. And the MSN fuel will be a great feature. Only thing lacking is the QWERTY.
Specially with the MSN one time fee of 150 bucks, its a good deal.
Since i'm fairly new all I can really say is.....Stay! LOL! Lurk around and grumble at us when we ask those silly (and simple) questions.
I purchased it from TVNAV.com. VERY good purchase experience. The beanbag mount was purchased from Amazon, and the case was obtained (free) from Garmin.
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