• Jack Posted: 5/15/2008 12:53am PDT

    GPS was always my first buy after I got a new car...
    Garmin and the others are giving drivers today a nice set of GPS, from around 150$ (and even less in craigslist/ebay) and up to 900$ for the top of the line models.
    It's really one of these items that when you have it - you don't understand how people use to drive cars without it :)

  • Dave Posted: 5/15/2008 9:43am PDT

    Paul, we're already seeing this change. The Suzuki SX4 will have standard navigation. Ford is offering a Garmin interface as a dealer option on new work trucks. And one OEM already has a deal in the works with Garmin for "low cost" navigation. I agree, it is going to be interesting to see how this plays out. I have a Garmin Nuvi 250 and it's wonderful to take on trips and pop into a rental car or look up POIs. It is cheaper than any OEM offering and is easier to update. Have you seen the aftermarket Tomtom headunit from Fujitsu Ten? http://www.eclipse-web.com/avn/avn2210poverviews.html

  • Nor Posted: 5/15/2008 4:58pm PDT

    I am at a total loss as to why people are buying these navigation systems. It is bad enough having to avoid these idots that are driving(?) around talking on the phone, but to think of them looking at these little screens instead of the road or making turns because a computer voice tells them to is fightning.
    I have driven all over this country never needing anything but a paper map.

  • Dave Posted: 5/15/2008 11:35pm PDT

    I forgot...paper maps are safer. Just read a novel while you're at it...