[BiturboS4] RE: Sat Nav

Steven Lin steven at juniper.net
Fri Sep 27 18:04:16 EDT 2002

David Lau writes:

> Since nav is/was the only option my avant didn't have, I'm lusting
> after the Garmin Street Pilot III (about $1k). Any experience with
> that, or other aftermarket systems?

I have a Garmin V with a cheapie ($2) homemade mount for the cupholder
(no spilled drinks here).  It cannot even approach the coolness of an
integrated unit.  The screen is B/W and is really too small to read
the map, although it does pop-up a large graphic when the next turn is
approached.  It's slow to recalculate detours and it has a limited
amount of memory to store maps (useful diameter of about 2 hours

Despite all these limitations, I'm happy with it.  It's inexpensive
and portable, so I can use it in both cars.  If I bring my laptop, the
limited memory becomes a non-issue.


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