what is the best car gps under $200

Posted on 2011-04-19
Last Modified: 2012-05-11
I've just come back from a trip to Northern CA, and my GPS was less than accurate.  I've been reading so many articles on GPS for cars my head is about to explode.  So I'm turning to the Experts for your opinions.
What I want is a clear display even in sunlight
turn by turn directions
lane choice
Lifetime free map updates
Traffic conditions (this is not critical)
Question by:jrsitman
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    This is what I got:

    The only possible gripe I would have is when the sun is directly behind me the display is a little dim.
    I can read the display just fine, and the matte finish helps too, but sometimes I wish it were a little brighter.
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    by:Molnar István
    i would buy a Garmin device: it has good battery life,
    most of the devices :  counts down before turn (like: "Turn in .01 miles, counts down 500,400...100...Turn Here"), downloadable POI's, speaks street names, ability to edit your route, etc.

    here is a top 5 list of garmin gps devices under 150$:

    cons: unfortunately you must pay for 1 time update- $49.99 ,lifetime $89.99, but, there are free maps too -

    this is just my opinion, hope it helps


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    Thanks for your help.  both answers were good.

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