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One notably absent option in ordering the car is a navigation system. Any thoughts?? Are you going to get one or is it just too out of a place in a true roadster.
 

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Absolutely out of place. Only GT cars should think of having one--Corvette, Z, RX-8.
 

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I have a hand held unit that I use a lot when delivering vehicles to unfamiliar territory. I like it, saved my butt on a few quadding trips.
 

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I have a Garmin 2620 which I have had for about 2 years.

Call her Carmen! Use her for traveling a lot.

Great addition which you can swap over to other vehicles very easily.

Won't know where I can set her in my Sky until I get it.:)
 

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I have a roadmate 700. Started useing GPS in the ARMY now I can't live with out one. I havn't been lost in weeks...SEAL9:) :)
 

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My original plan was to put an aftermarket in-dash navigation and DVD player in to the Sky but after hearing enough horror stories about convertible tops being slashed to get to the good electronics held within I decided to get the premium monsoon and leave it at that. The stand alone systems can be taken out however so I may still consider that.
 

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I was thinking on replacing the stereo for the in dash one...
but in April.. tomtom will get out new gps devices with more stuff ... so I'll wait for the current ones to go down a bit.. or I'll get one of the new ones if it has something that I need (like the ipod build in compatibility and bigger touch screen)
TomTom has updated its Go series of GPS units with three new models, the 910, 710 and 510. At the high end, the 910 comes with maps of Europe, the US and Canada preinstalled, no doubt for those drives from Alaska to Russia across the Behring Strait. It also includes text-to-speech functions and a built-in MP3 player. All three new models come with a 4-inch widescreen touchscreen display, a dock for quick connections to a computer and an optional traffic info receiver. All models will be available in April; pricing has yet to be announced. Oh, and Steve, it'll work with your iPod.
http://www.engadget.com/2006/03/01/tomtom-go-910-710-510-gps-units-with-4-inch-widescreen-display/
 

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Magellan...we got umm

LOVE GPS's!! We intentionally get lost in the NC mountains on roads much less traveled with our bikes, and sometimes the only way we can find our way back to a familiar road is the GPS! :D Can't wait to get the SKY lost on those 15mph hairpin turns that most tourist have no clue are there. YeeHaa!!

My husband and I have 4 Magellans that we just move around to our different vehicles. He uses the older 330's when he flys his 1946 taildragger, and we have RAM mounts on both our street bikes for the Meridian Gold, which also goes in our vehicles for trips. I keep it in the glove box for day to day...don't get lost at home.
 

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My original plan was to put an aftermarket in-dash navigation and DVD player in to the Sky but after hearing enough horror stories about convertible tops being slashed to get to the good electronics held within I decided to get the premium monsoon and leave it at that. The stand alone systems can be taken out however so I may still consider that.
Too bad the On-Star system doesn't have LCD display as they know exactly where you are and how fast you are going at any time. Just a few more pieces of hardware and some firmware and away we go! The firmware could be automatically upgraded as you drive if needed. Who knows? may be an option some day.
 

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Already Have one, kenwood system!
 

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I plan on rigging in a compatable GM Navigation unit from another vehicle like a Tahoe/Lucerne/Yukon.
 

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I'll be getting something for my Trio but other than that it not right in a roadster. I almost feel bad getting the options I'm getting.
 

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Nuvi

I have to admit, I purchased a GPS although can understand it doesn't really "belong".

I got the Garmin Nuvi and have to say I've been really impressed with it. It plays MP3s as well so will use it as my "IPOD" (with a cord going to the AUX unfortunately) and Navi.
 

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I just bought a clarion N.I.C.E portable, I got a portable because we, my wife and I,will have 3 cars when the SKY comes, so it should work out well, I hope.
 

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The company I work for is coming out with portable nav systems soon, so I'll likely get one from there. The VP of Marketing has expressed interest in doing some photo shoots with my Sky, and this is really the only product of ours I can see using in the car.
 

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Can't you just press the OnStar button and they will help in giving you directions??:confused: Sorry-never had any of these newfangled contraptions-always just stopped at the nearest gas station and asked-obviously I'm not a guy:lol:
 

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Can't you just press the OnStar button and they will help in giving you directions??:confused: Sorry-never had any of these newfangled contraptions-always just stopped at the nearest gas station and asked-obviously I'm not a guy:lol:
That is a service they're adding to OnStar. I just like fancy toys, and I'd bet I'm not alone.
 

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Can't you just press the OnStar button and they will help in giving you directions??:confused: Sorry-never had any of these newfangled contraptions-always just stopped at the nearest gas station and asked-obviously I'm not a guy:lol:

If you stop to ask then you won't find all those short, er, uh, long cuts.
It's not to hard to understand not wanting to trade the anxiety & excitment of driving around lost for the feeling of. Oh please help me.
Does kind of bite when your pulling a big boat though.
Not to brag but I did find a new 80 mile route to a lake that is 60 miles away.
All comments from the peanut gallary in the back seat aside. I think going water sking on a overcast day was where the plan went south. Er uh north.

Currently driving my first ride with sat nav. It's great. Nothing better for getting around all those long lines at the lights. Will have it on all future rides except the bikes
 

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I have a Garmin iQue3600 that is a great PDA/GPS combination. Very accurate GPS, small size but actually a large display, and it is very easy to use the find feature. Just type in the address! Moves quickly from vehicle to vehicle, and will beat just about any dealer system (even gives voice directions), and best yet, just cost me $400!:)
 

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I have a Garmin iQue3600 that is a great PDA/GPS combination. Very accurate GPS, small size but actually a large display, and it is very easy to use the find feature. Just type in the address! Moves quickly from vehicle to vehicle, and will beat just about any dealer system (even gives voice directions), and best yet, just cost me $400!:)
I saw this and was tempted but heard that the battery life can be iffy. Has yours been hanging in there?
 
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