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    Whose maps are more accurate? Garmin, Magellan or TomTom?

    Interesting segment on the Today show 3/4/08. ...
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    Unhappy You forgot my unit.

    Quote Originally Posted by Foxgloves View Post
    Whose maps are more accurate? Garmin, Magellan or TomTom?

    Interesting segment on the Today show 3/4/08. ...
    I picked up a Navagon 2100 and I find it to be awesome. I has some peoples driveways on it that were forced to be named for the enhanced 911 system. I have also noticed that routing seems to be as good or better than Garmin. These observations are around here of course. I will have a better idea of it's capabilities when we go to California in May.
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    Thumbs down Garmin....

    I know Garmin uses Navteq and my City Navigator 8.0 which I got June of 06 still doesn't have the Route 3 bridge on it, in Augusta. I guess my GPS just thinks it's a leap of faith, every time I go that way.

    Maybe we can get a Tom Tom on the next trip Downeast.
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    It is scary that they will route you down a one way street

    Try to explain to the officer why you were listening to the voices in your car!!

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    Talking Better than the alternative....

    Quote Originally Posted by team moxiepup View Post
    It is scary that they will route you down a one way street

    Try to explain to the officer why you were listening to the voices in your car!!
    Yes officer I was listening to the voices in my head, I mean car. They made me do it!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by team moxiepup View Post
    It is scary that they will route you down a one way street

    Try to explain to the officer why you were listening to the voices in your car!!
    True story . . . I may have told this one before.

    I was parked in front of Bangor's City Hall and was leaving to go up the one-way street when a car approached me going down the wrong way of this one-way street. I flagged the driver down and asked what she was doing while informing her that this was a one-way street.

    Her reply: "But my Tom Tom says to go this way."

    My reply: "Well my knickname is Jay Jay and Jay Jay says this is a one-way street and you can't drive this way."

    "Courage is not the absence of fear, but the realization that there is something more important than fear."

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    "TomTom told me to do it!"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cache Maine View Post
    "TomTom told me to do it!"
    Hey! Don't blame me!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by tat View Post
    Hey! Don't blame me!!
    He he heh! You are TomTat!

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    There is a free update for the Garmin, if anyone is interested. I don't know how much more accurate it is, but at least they have the new '95 exit numbers correct now. You can order the CD from their website.

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