By Alexander Barnes Dryer
Writer Alexander Dryer tests out five GPS in-car navigation systems and tells you what he thinks. The 5 systems are the Cobra NAV ONE 3000 (you can find it for around $850), the Garmin StreetPilot c330 ($700), the Lowrance iWAY 500C ($800), the Magellan RoadMate 760 ($1,100), and the TomTom GO 300 ($700). Not long ago, you could get such systems (which use data from the government’s GPS satellites) only as a dealer-installed option in high-end cars. There’s now a fiercely competitive market for portable, after-market systems that sit on your dashboard. Getting started is simply a matter of plugging one into your cigarette lighter and pressing the power button.
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