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Old 10-13-2006, 10:13 AM   #1
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Do you own a GPS?

Specifically, does anyone own a Sony car GPS system? My credit card rewards point account would let me get one of these, but I can't find any reviews on it to see if it is a good one or not. Anyone have any experience with it? What do you like to dislike about it?

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Old 10-13-2006, 10:18 AM   #2
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i don't need one. i have an hts. (husband tracking system)
my wife makes sure she knows where i am at all times...

j/k, i'm thinking about getting one as well. i'll be interested in following this thread.
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Old 10-13-2006, 10:20 AM   #3
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i don't need one. i have an hts. (husband tracking system)
The key difference between the gps system and the hts system is that the hts does not come with a mute feature
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Old 10-13-2006, 10:33 AM   #4
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None by Sony, but I have 3 of 'em.

One in the Navi system in the truck, a handheld (starting to get old), and one in the boat...

I them, especially in the boat. The one in the car is nice though, especially on trips - makes it easy to find an alternate route.

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Old 10-13-2006, 10:36 AM   #5
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I played with my dads last night. He just got the Garmin StreetPilot c330. I liked it a lot. It was very accurate, easy to use, fast.

My rewards points has the Garmin StreetPilot i5 listed as one I can get, but that one does not look nearly as good as my dad's. The StreetPilot i5 does not really look worth it to me.
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Old 10-13-2006, 11:08 AM   #6
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We demo'd the nav system that you can get on your cell phone and that works well. It costs $10 a month or $3.95 for 24 hours. From Verizon wireless.
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Old 10-13-2006, 06:27 PM   #7
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I would love to help but I have a 2005 Honda Accord 2-Door Deluxe car and all the music is build in.

I have no idea what it is called but it came from the factory that way.
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Old 10-17-2006, 08:41 AM   #8
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Over the weekend I went to a store to see if I could play with the Garmin i5 and the Sony to see if I liked either of them. Of course the store did not carry either of those.

Last night I did a bunch of research and it looks like the Sony is just too new to have any reliable reviews. The reviews that I did read were split. People either loved it or hated it.

The i5 had a ton of reviews (or two hundred that I was able to find) and of those only about 6 were bad reviews. Of those 6, about half were because the unit did not work right (manufacturer defect) and that is to be expected with a certain percentage of any electronics gear. The rest of the reviews were great so I went ahead and ordered the i5. It says I should have it in 4-6 weeks, but they said the same thing about my iPod and I got that in about a week. I can't wait to get this thing and start playing.
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Old 10-17-2006, 09:24 AM   #9
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Sounds really cool, GB. Now your never have to stop and ask for directions.
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Old 10-17-2006, 09:26 AM   #10
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thanks for the update gb.

guys never ask for directions becuase we prefer maps. pretending an inch equals a mile is one of our specialties!
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