Re: Aftermarket GPS Unit Advice (windshield mounted)
I picked this so I could switch between vehicles. It does talk, and it gives you very useful info. For example it tells you in how many miles to turn, what lane to stay (eg. left exits), and when to turn. You can view route in advance and how map...
I didn't want to spend more than 450-500 as this is not a top priority item for me. For example, an upgraded model for about 750 can tell you in advance about traffic jams and alternate routes, of course to have that feature, you need to buy an additional antenna or something like that for another 150. I does work very accurate. I missed a few exits on purpose (familiar area) and it automatically recalculated an alternate route. Very impressive tool. Screen is very easy to read/navigate. It comes with a small plate you can adhere to the dash and then use the suction cup on that plate making it look like factory mounted or at least off the windshield. I messed mine up as I had armorall on the dash... :-( I guess I will have to buy two-sided tape.
Anyway, if money is tight, this unit will do the best job compared to other brands in similar price range. Originally sells for 650, I got it onsale at Best Buy for 449.00.