TomTom or Garmin Nuvi?? - Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum
Computer Geeks Gaming, Servers, Code, everything computer...

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 42 Old 11-27-2008, 05:45 PM Thread Starter
<<---"Shadow"---

 
sea71's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Georgetown, SC
Posts: 5,133
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Send a message via Yahoo to sea71
TomTom or Garmin Nuvi??

I have never owned a GPS, and my wife is getting me one for Christmas. There are several different models of the TomTom on sale now along with a few of the Garmins. Which model do you guys recomend?? I dont need it to be super duper hi tech, just easy to use and easy to understand. Want to be able to punch in and search for food, fuel, etc,etc along with it telling me where to turn, etc. As I said, there are quite a few on sale right now from 99-199 dollars. Thanks for your help.

Shane

2011 F250 Crew Cab FX4



STOCK!
sea71 is offline  
post #2 of 42 Old 11-27-2008, 05:46 PM
FJuanfiddy mod


 
Dave's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Trempealeau, WI
Posts: 31,833
Thanks: 132
Thanked 186 Times in 166 Posts
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Quoted: 8 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Send a message via Yahoo to Dave
Ive got a Garmin and love it

Email: Dave@powerstroke.org
2011 F150 Ecoboost Crew cab lariat. Custom tunes from KEM and 5Star, and Unleashed
2012 F150 Crew Cab Ecoboost stock for now-Totaled March 12 2015
2006 F250 ECSB Lariat 4x4

Leveling kit, 315/70/17 Kelly TSRs on Method race wheels
ARP studs and OEM gaskets done by Renegade Diesel
ECM and Atlas 40 FICM tuned by Bill at PHP SCT tunes by Truck Source Diesel. Gearhead, Innovative, Wildman and Tyrant diesel
Flowmaster/MBRP Hybrid Exhaust
Edge Insight CTS
Coolant filter
Bulletproof diesel FICM EGR Delete, Oil Cooler and Water Pump, and Light bar.
Dually LED lights from Stealth Automotive/Xpedition Outfitters
No Limit Fab 6.0 Cold Air Intake
http://www.bulletproofdiesel.com/default.asp
http://nolimitfabrication.com/
Dave is offline  
post #3 of 42 Old 11-27-2008, 05:47 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 
6.0Sean's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Bowling Green, OH
Posts: 813
Thanks: 0
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Send a message via AIM to 6.0Sean
Garmin Nuvi, liked it more than Tom when comparing and it is simple and works great.

2004 F-250 6.0
SCT running Extreme Street from Innovative, 4" straight pipe 6" tip, ISSPRO Pyro and Boost guages, Zoodad, Omega remote start, sirius radio
6.0Sean is offline  
post #4 of 42 Old 11-27-2008, 05:52 PM Thread Starter
<<---"Shadow"---

 
sea71's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Georgetown, SC
Posts: 5,133
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Send a message via Yahoo to sea71
Thanks for the replies fellas.

Shane

2011 F250 Crew Cab FX4



STOCK!
sea71 is offline  
post #5 of 42 Old 11-27-2008, 05:53 PM
FJuanfiddy mod


 
Dave's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Trempealeau, WI
Posts: 31,833
Thanks: 132
Thanked 186 Times in 166 Posts
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Quoted: 8 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Send a message via Yahoo to Dave
FWIW Garmin is all we run in our fire/ems rigs. Everyone seems to love them

Email: Dave@powerstroke.org
2011 F150 Ecoboost Crew cab lariat. Custom tunes from KEM and 5Star, and Unleashed
2012 F150 Crew Cab Ecoboost stock for now-Totaled March 12 2015
2006 F250 ECSB Lariat 4x4

Leveling kit, 315/70/17 Kelly TSRs on Method race wheels
ARP studs and OEM gaskets done by Renegade Diesel
ECM and Atlas 40 FICM tuned by Bill at PHP SCT tunes by Truck Source Diesel. Gearhead, Innovative, Wildman and Tyrant diesel
Flowmaster/MBRP Hybrid Exhaust
Edge Insight CTS
Coolant filter
Bulletproof diesel FICM EGR Delete, Oil Cooler and Water Pump, and Light bar.
Dually LED lights from Stealth Automotive/Xpedition Outfitters
No Limit Fab 6.0 Cold Air Intake
http://www.bulletproofdiesel.com/default.asp
http://nolimitfabrication.com/
Dave is offline  
post #6 of 42 Old 11-27-2008, 05:54 PM
Too cool for school


 
taylorking's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 9,886
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 3 reviews
Send a message via AIM to taylorking Send a message via Yahoo to taylorking
Howdy Shane

my dad has a tomtom, it costed a little over 100 bucks, and it has alot of neat features. It has turn by turn directions, its internet updateable (probably most are); you can download different voices that it will use in giving u the verbal directions. Also it has a pretty cool feature for driving at night, so that the screen isnt bright. it changes to all darker colors and looks prety cool. cuts down on the glare alot

my dad seems to like it alot

hope this helps

Typical cummins owner.

taylorking is offline  
post #7 of 42 Old 11-27-2008, 05:56 PM Thread Starter
<<---"Shadow"---

 
sea71's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Georgetown, SC
Posts: 5,133
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Send a message via Yahoo to sea71
Quote:
Originally Posted by taylorking View Post
Howdy Shane

my dad has a tomtom, it costed a little over 100 bucks, and it has alot of neat features. It has turn by turn directions, its internet updateable (probably most are); you can download different voices that it will use in giving u the verbal directions. Also it has a pretty cool feature for driving at night, so that the screen isnt bright. it changes to all darker colors and looks prety cool. cuts down on the glare alot

my dad seems to like it alot

hope this helps
Thanks T-Bone. Do you happen to know which model he has?

Shane

2011 F250 Crew Cab FX4



STOCK!
sea71 is offline  
post #8 of 42 Old 11-27-2008, 06:03 PM
Too cool for school


 
taylorking's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 9,886
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 3 reviews
Send a message via AIM to taylorking Send a message via Yahoo to taylorking
Quote:
Originally Posted by sea71 View Post
Thanks T-Bone. Do you happen to know which model he has?
I think its the Tomtom ONE 3rd Edition, its identical to it if it isnt

Typical cummins owner.

taylorking is offline  
post #9 of 42 Old 11-27-2008, 06:05 PM
lost in space
 
wingnut's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: wa state
Posts: 1,366
Thanks: 4
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
we have both (dont ask) and the tomtom never leaves the house, we both like the garmin better

past trucks...
72 F350 2wd 390/auto
85 C10 4x4 (first & last chevy)
86 F150 2wd 300/4 spd
75 F100 4x4 460/auto & 38" Hawgs
77 F250 highboy 4x4 400/4 speed
76 F350 4x4 390/4 speed 6" lift 38" Hawgs
89 Eddie Bauer Bronco
79 Bronco 460/auto 35" Swampers
93 Lightning with KB 2.2
01 supercrew 2wd 5.4 liter
01 F250 Platinum 7.3 diesel 6" icon 35" procomps
...and currently a 75 F100, waiting for a 6.0 heart
wingnut is offline  
post #10 of 42 Old 11-27-2008, 06:05 PM
Serving Our Country!
 
bulldog84's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: SE, Missouri
Posts: 586
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
I just recently purchased a Nuvi 260 and love it!!! It has text to speech so it says the name of the streets so I can keep my eye on the road. Its very simple to use. My wife was able to get it right out of the box and start using it, now thats amazing to me. It came with a window mount which works great for taking out of the truck to her car. I would recommend the Nuvi 260 for sure! I won't leave the house without it! I've downloaded things from Garmin's website already, very simple and small enough to carry in your pocket if your on the run. Just my 2 cents though.

2004 F-250 FX4 6.0L
Full EGR Delete (First Coast Diesel Performance)
SCT SF3 (Innovative Diesel Custom Tuning)
Black Onyx Head Gaskets (River City Diesel)
Coolant Filtration System (Dieselsite)
4" MBRP Turbo Back Straight Pipe
K&N FIPK w/S&B Filter
BFG A/T's 285/75/16
ARP Head Studs
2" Leveling Kit
Edge Insight
Zoodad Mod
Recon Lights
New FICM
03 Turbo
OIF Army Veteran
bulldog84 is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome