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Old 02-15-2008, 10:29 PM   #1
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I have one for my phone, so if my phone doesnt flake out I know where I am going. I did wonder though, do most GPS units work for ever car, or will I need one specific for a Saturn?

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Old 02-19-2008, 02:05 PM   #2
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I had to do a bit of research to answer you as I was curious, too. I've checked with several sites and brands of GPS devices and none of them say they are brand specific. It was interesting to learn about the variety of devices available and how much more they can do besides giving directions.
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Old 02-19-2008, 05:29 PM   #3
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I am debating getting one or not. The one on the phone (a blackberry) works pretty good but the voice for it sounds horrible. I do find with direct travel but when I get into cities I get lost fairly quick, and most of the time I am like one street away from where I need to be. I think it would be a good idea for the up coming family trips we plan to take.
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Old 02-19-2008, 06:30 PM   #4
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I have never heard of a brand specific GPS, although it might depend on what you ca easily mount or install in your vehicle based on the dash. Depending on the unit it may give audio directions, visual directions using maps, or all of the above. Most can also give your speed, bearing, and altitude these days. However it is important to note that not all maps are up to date and may be out of date by several years (Google Earth is about 4yrs behind for my home) so if you live in a rapidly developing area it may not be helpful.
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Old 02-19-2008, 09:22 PM   #5
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There are not brand specific devices, unless perhaps the manufacturer has a customised one installed. They can even be hand held and used for hiking and so on, the only thing you would need to consider for your car is the way it is mounted.

Depending on the model that you buy, you will even have the choice of what voice it talks to you in, not just what language. They are really becoming quite advanced now, so I am sure you will find one that matches your needs.
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Old 03-03-2008, 03:02 AM   #6
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GPS is really good when you're not familiar with the roads. but since I normally drive in the same area I really haven't needed to buy GPS. But once I buy my Saturn Outlook or Saturn Astra, I will probably get a Garmin or a Magellan to go with the new vehicle.
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