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so my compass didnt come with too much tech added from the dealership. i was looking at some gps units and i prefer magellan since i've owned one before and they're so simple to use. i need one before september long weekend. i have found a unit that's perfect for under $200 before tax. has what i want, voice activated and has blue tooth for a cell phone (winnipeg has now banned cell phone use while driving). pretty standard features found on many gps.

few questions. ...since i went to a best buy and future shop that had no sales people available
are there any rear view camera systems that can use a gps unit for its display?
are there any gps that come with the rear view camera system?
for people who have back up camera systems, what did you purchase and why?

also wondering if anyone has info on command starters
dealership $500ish
best deal i found offered at krazy krazy. lifetime warranty on labour, only use VIPER brand therefore life time on parts, one year warr on the remotes. MAIN REMOTE two way with screen,2nd remote basic $400ish

wanna avoid bigger stores ie.best buy,etc. noticed techs always change,look really young
 

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I want to say there are rear view camera systems available that can use the GPS as a display. I just checked another site that I know has a lot of products available, just didn't see anything listed for the Compass. I can shoot their sales rep a message and see if they might and that maybe their catalog just is in need of an update, if you like.

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well...im actually just gonna head to future shop/best buy...i did not know this but they have GPS with lane assist so i'm gonna pick one up for like $160

i have poor man's blue tooth which will have to do for now (since i need money cuz i cracked my windshield its a $200 deductable with my insurance) my girlfriend has a cord from her phone that we leave in the car. it has a mic, volume control and a button to answer & disconnect. we plug it into the factory deck. we can just play songs off of the phone, take calls, and the phone plays songs again once the conversation is done.
 

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I picked up a garmin with lane assist, traffic updates, and bluetooth for $190. I like it so far but I havent' used it a whole lot. Vacation next week and it'll get a good workout going to BC.
 

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i was given a viamich gps for free. for its age it came with all the features i was looking for. it came with a verbal lane assist (did not display on screen by told you exactly which lane to be in) it also came with a blue tooth. it did get me lost once though and i'm in need of a software update but can't complain it works and cost me $0 but i have yet to see a local store that brand so i don't know what the new units are like
 

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I picked up a Garmin 205 GPS last week at the PX for $89.00. So far, I've used it a few times while running errands or on my way to/from work. I'm not sure what you mean when you say lane assist, but it will guide you into what lane when you're on the freeway. This would be a good asset when traveling on a trip in unfamila territory. What I do like is that it shows what speed you're going, and what the speed limit is. For example, last weekend, my husband and I went out to eat, and on the way home, I wasn't sure where the freeway speed limit went from 70mph down to 55 mph as you approach the metro area, and my GPS informed me when it did. By the way, the speed that the GPS lists is always about 2 mph higher that what the speedometer shows.

I'm assuming that command starters are the same as remote car starters. I've seen adds in the newspapers listing them at $159.99 and above. I haven't priced them yet, but I do plan on installing one before winter sets in. I work 12 hr night shifts, and there's nothing worse than going out in below zero weather and getting into a cold car and having to scrape windows. Others that I work with go to a window at work, hit their remote starter before leaving the building and they have a nice, warm car, and have warm windshields making it easier to scrape ice/frost off their windshields.
 

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there are some gps at future shop and best buy that display the road and its lanes, and an arrow would point to which lane to stay in. as for 2mph more, most of the time you can recalibrate the speedometer on the gps...i have another gps, an older magellan and i would calibrate it to show me speeds 5kms slower, so when i was driving, it was almost always spot on with the compass speedo
 

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Garmin's are the best in my opinion. Tried Magellan and within 30 min of testing it went back since we had Navi 250 already it was hands down failure and did not event come close to the Navi in navigation and display.

Look for the features you might want but you'll pay more to get them. Can't go wrong with Garmin and excellent support and Canadian service center should you need it.
 
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