Which vehicle do you use?

 

Now that the Garmin Garage is expanding with the "12 vehicles of Christmas," which "vehicle" does everyone use?

I've used the standard triangular arrow, and recently switched to the 3D arrow.

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nüvi 750 & 760
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car with blue strip

car with blue strip

which do you use

I use the suv. that is what I drive, ford escape hybred.

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The Tank!

The big Tank, even though I drive small red 2 door.

car?

I have a Kia spectra so I try to get something that matches.......The tank is a fav, but I also use the sliegh and the suv with the tree on top.

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http://uss-silversides.com

It's Christmas....

The sleigh of course!

standard triangular arrow

The main reason: less graphic details -> faster screen refresh rate -> better accuracy! cool
Also, I'm listening to Jill, no need to look at her... wink ... too often, anyway.

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“There is always a solution; the only challenge is to find the best one”

Although I have little use

Although I have little use for the titanium plated rails in Florida, the KrisKringle Turbo-charged Sleigh is my vehicle of choice.

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Garmin nuvi 350 Sunset at Siesta Key, Sarasota, Florida

Christmas Spirit

I changed to the tree for the holidays, then I will go back to the Big Monster Truck.

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Garmin Nuvi 660

3D Arrow

I use the 3D arrow. I find the other vehicle icons too large and out of scale when the map zooms out.

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Garmin Nuvi 750 & c530 with RT's vol. mod., Vulcan Nomad

The coupe. My car is gray (a

The coupe. My car is gray (a sedan, not a coupe, but close enough).

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"Recalculating... drive 0.2 miles, then abandon vehicle." ------------- [ETrex Venture CX; Nüvi 200]

an icon is an icon

Nuvi Addict wrote:

The main reason: less graphic details -> faster screen refresh rate -> better accuracy! cool
Also, I'm listening to Jill, no need to look at her... wink ... too often, anyway.

I don't see how will the refresh of the screen be better or faster if it is also an icon. The size is the same or almost the same. Except if your Jill is displayed as a nice beautiful woman full screen -- now this needs better refresh wink

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The only things you regret in life are the chances you never take.

Same as NA

Standard Triangle

Nuvi Addict wrote:

The main reason: less graphic details -> faster screen refresh rate -> better accuracy! cool
Also, I'm listening to Jill, no need to look at her... wink ... too often, anyway.

Ditto

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Charley - Nuvi 350 - Bel STI Driver - Cobra 29 w/ wilson 1000 - AIM: asianfire -

Christmas season

This week I switched to the new version of the sleigh, but I normally use the red pickup.

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Garmin Nuvi360, Nuvi760, eTrex Vista HCx, Oregon 300

My pick...

Currently the 'ol white station wagon with the Christmas tree atop!

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Maps -> Wife -> Garmin 12XL -> StreetPilot 2610 -> Nuvi 660 (blown speaker) -> Nuvi 3790LMT

"Vehicle"

I use a red arrow.

How About.........

a Hand With Pointing Finger (index).

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Garmin 660

Jeep Rockcrawler

Jeep most of the time but sleigh right now.

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Nuvi 660

The new 3D "hovering" arrow.

The new 3D "hovering" arrow.

RC truck

Usualy, I use the RC truck, there's only two vehicules wtih antenna on top and since I'm an amateur radio operator with radio aboard....,

Last week, I switched to the SUV with the christmas tree on top.

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Oregon 400tc, Nuvi 250W, Etrex, DELUO with TT3+ and Neutec SM-1645 (APRS), DELORME Tripmate with KAN 3 Plus and Motorola Mocom 35 (APRS)

Minivan

I use the minivan in honor of my 10 year companion that I had to replace this year. I've now got a standard 4 door family sedan, but none of the icons fit the look for me. I would like a train engine.

edit: Currently using the Blue Nosed Reindeer.

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Garmin Nuvi 350, Garmin Nüvi 200 (stolen), Magellan Roadmate 5405LM and Garmin Nüvi 50LM.

My car

Is like the one in the Flintsones.

vvehicle useing

as of know its billy the blue nosed reindeer well see tomorrow what it is

red car

I got a red car so use that one.

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Jerry...Jacksonville,Fl Nüvi1450,Nuvi650,Nuvi 2495 and Mapsource.

Less is more

Nuvi Addict wrote:

The main reason: less graphic details -> faster screen refresh rate -> better accuracy! cool
Also, I'm listening to Jill, no need to look at her... wink ... too often, anyway.

I agree - I can definitely see better accuracy with the built-in arrow than with the downloadable ones. Faster screen refresh, and the point of the arrow reaches the cross streets exactly when my car does.

The 3D Arrow is the only

The 3D Arrow is the only option I have.... works fine for me.

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TOMTOM - LG LN740 - Magellan Roadmate 1430 - Garmin Nüvi 255W - Garmin 2455LMT

icon

I just got billy the blue nose deer. So cool, this is great that garmin is doing this.

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http://uss-silversides.com

I notice no difference

I notice no difference whether I use a custom icon or the arrow in screen update time on my 660.

vehicle?

I like the police car...it makes me feel more powerful:)

Try it with no vehicles

siennaot1 wrote:

I notice no difference whether I use a custom icon or the arrow in screen update time on my 660.

Try it once with no vehicles at all in your vehicle folder. There is a default blue pointer that is different than the ones that you can download. The only way to see it is to delete everything in your vehicles folder. It's obviously built into ROM. After trying quite a few different vehicles, including the downloadable arrows, I noticed this difference: The screen itself seems to update as often as it always did. But there was a noticeable pointer lag between all of the downloadable vehicles vs the built-in one that you get if you delete everything in the vehicles folder. It "hits" the intersection at exactly the same time as I do. With anything else, I am actually through the intersection by the time the arrow (or other vehicle) reaches it. So they seem to lag my actual position by about 1 second. These "tests" were with travelling about 40 mph, crossing residential side streets every block, in 3D mode on a Nuvi 350. Hey, gotta do something to amuse myself during my daily 45 minute commute! wink Other models may not necessarily exhibit this behavior.

I downloaded the black pearl

I downloaded the black pearl and used it briefly but I switched back to the 4x4.

which car do you use

I use the convertible since that is the car I use the garmin in.

Gray sedan

Dsorgnzd wrote:

The coupe. My car is gray (a sedan, not a coupe, but close enough).

Garmin Garage now has a gray sedan. It's just the coupe with the B-pilar relocated, but it might be a closer match.

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nüvi 750 & 760

Kids got to have the sleigh

Kids got to have the sleigh

Frogger!

I like Frogger because it's bigger and bright.

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If you don't know where you are goin', you will probably not wind up there - Forrest Gump

new 3D "hovering" arrow

siennaot1 wrote:

The new 3D "hovering" arrow.

Were can I D/L'd the new arrow? Can't find it @ Garmins site....

Never mind, I found it...

I use the black car with the

I use the black car with the flames on it

I use the red car

I use the red car as both my cars are red, however I just downloaded the new arrow and am going to try that.

Doug

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Nüvi 3790

Which do you use?

The stock one, but I will download the new ones from Garmin. rolleyes

vehicle

I just downloaded the christmas bundle from Garmin and now use the Billy the Blue Nosed Reindeer

I use the blue monster truck

I use the blue monster truck to match my work truck. I drive an F-350 4x4 diesel dually service truck. You'd think it would be great in snow but during friday's snow storm the best I could do was 30 mph. It took me 5 hrs. to get home and was a complete nightmare driving in whiteout conditions during which my drivers wiper blade snapped off in the high speed lane!! Winter ans snow stinks!!!

Ray

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Garmin Streetpilot i3, Streetpilot C580 and Nuvi 265WT

Tank..per my 8 year old's

Tank..per my 8 year old's request..

Car & Voice

Green car with Jill (British)

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RKF (Bethesda, MD) Garmin Nuvi 660, 360 & Street Pilot

Which vehicle do you use

I Use The Army Tank I just wish it would shoot to knock some of the dizzy people of the road that got there licence out of a cracker jack box LOL

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Auggie SP2720 , SP C330, Nuvi 650, Nuvi 785T America Moves By Truck

I've been using the blue

I've been using the blue car, but will switch to Billy for my Christmas Expedition.

Question for those using one of the arrows -- is your current location at the tip of the arrow? With the car icon, it's driving me crazy that my actual location is somewhere in the middle of the car icon -- not to mention the disproportionate size of the car that sometimes spans several city blocks! wink

at the bottom now

I'm using a downloaded silver arrow and the current location shows at the bottom of it.
For a location at the tip see http://www.poi-factory.com/node/7720
Another interesting thread about at http://www.poi-factory.com/node/8050

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“There is always a solution; the only challenge is to find the best one”

I typically use the blue

I typically use the blue sedan, but since the addition of the Christmas vehicles I am using the Christmas tree. I can't wait to see what else they add!

The Standard Blue Arrow

I like the standard blue arrow as it is easy to glance at the pointed direction to the intersections of the streets

icon

I still have billy blue nose, I didn't like the one for today(light bulb).

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http://uss-silversides.com

I'm back to the blue arrow.

I'm back to the blue arrow. Tried the Christmas tree and it really slowed the screen refresh rate down on my 660.

Billy doesn't show up very

Billy doesn't show up very well -- he was a disappointment. I like the tree and blue bulb.

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