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Old 11-24-2008, 05:01 PM   #1
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Am interested in buying a GPS for both car and RV. I want something with Text To Speech for sure and both these units have them.
Right now am looking at price differential and 750 seems to be the better deal.
Also was looking a TomTom 130S and found a lot of reviews for and against.
My present GPs usually sits alongside of me with a map.
Thanks for the help
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Old 11-24-2008, 05:01 PM   #2
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Am interested in buying a GPS for both car and RV. I want something with Text To Speech for sure and both these units have them.
Right now am looking at price differential and 750 seems to be the better deal.
Also was looking a TomTom 130S and found a lot of reviews for and against.
My present GPs usually sits alongside of me with a map.
Thanks for the help
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Old 11-24-2008, 05:15 PM   #3
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Tom,

We are also in the market for a new GPS. The old one is a Garmin C340 that has been updated a few times over the years we have had it. www.gpsonsale.com has the 760 for 250.00, new in the box. Looks like the way we are going. All the features we want at a great price. Looking forward to the larger screen and newer technology.
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Old 11-24-2008, 06:52 PM   #4
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Costco has the Nuvi 750 for $200. it may be internet only. I paid $400. for same last Jan.
and got a good deal, at that time. Tenn.
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Did a lot of research and decided on the Garmin Nuvi 880. Very happy. However, I don't use Bluetooth and the MSN feature hasn't been all that helpful so far.

It also has a feature where you can send googlemaps or mapquest to it. However, Garmin's mapping is superior to google or mapquest.

I would go for the 255W as the best value right now and the 880 as the "best in class".

The one feature I would like to see is RV Friendly locations. I guess the guys at "The Next Exit" would have to get together w/Garmin.
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Old 11-25-2008, 05:19 AM   #6
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I bought a 255W 2 months ago from QVC for $200. Has the 2009 map file.

I also use a TomTom 510GO.

I would choose the Garmin 255W over the Garmin 750. The 255W shows the speed limit for the highway you're on.

Here is a link to a comparison between the 255W and the 750.

https://buy.garmin.com/shop/co...compareProduct=10625

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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by JavaJelly:
The one feature I would like to see is RV Friendly locations. I guess the guys at "The Next Exit" would have to get together w/Garmin. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

I load my own POIs into my 255W. Get most of them from http://www.poi-factory.com/.

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Old 12-07-2008, 04:31 PM   #8
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THank you for all your responses and we are now the owner of a Garmin Nuvi 750.

I tried it out yesterday and it works fine except when I get home it still tells me to make a left into driveway even though I'm stopped but it is no big deal.

The 750 had all the features I wanted and the price was right. It will even play tunes and read a book to you, items that I don't use nor do I want to pay for.

Again thanks for all your input and have a great week.
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