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    I have to go to the SS office this morning, I google it, they give me an address, I enter it in the car for nav, and it takes me there, only it's not the SS office, it's a residential area, so I find a house with an open wireless signal, and I look up the SS office web page, and find the REAL address, and enter in that address, and I'm there!

    just another reason that incara computing kicks ***!
    Jan Bennett
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    I love it, there great for them kind of things and I have always put my trust in my GPS system also
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    • #3
      I will never own a headunit again. Carputing rules.

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      • #4
        Nothing wrong about having a headunit and a carpc.

        And lately, I am so depending on GPS for direction to unknow are or getting around from traffic jam.
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        • #5
          I always check the final address and get "basic/backup directions" when going somewhere completely new. This past Christmas me and the fiance drove up to North Carolina for a few days to do some skiing and we stayed about an hour or so away from the slopes. Of course I had my car computer going and just put in the address of the ski resort and relied on that to get us there.....

          ......bad idea, at least in the mountains....

          It had found the address, but as we kept driving and driving it had routed us all through little back roads in the mountains.... so for my first time driving in snow and ice, let alone on a mountain, and then being directed deeper and deeper into the middle of the mountains...it was not a fun drive that first time. I don't have 4-wheel drive or anything and at one point we just driving into deeper and deeper snow and eventually came up to a fork in the road where another family (from Florida of course) was lost also. So just compared his paper map with my GPS map and we worked our where there.

          But for a little bit there I had thought I dragged both of our FL butts out to die in the mountains. So, I still rely on my GPS for directions and finding places... but when it's someplace completely new and out of the way then I'll get some basic directions also.
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          • #6
            Originally posted by Legarcondemerde
            I will never own a headunit again. Carputing rules.
            I am working on haveing my sony flip down head unit as well just under my touch screen
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            • #7
              Originally posted by nkotch
              I always check the final address and get "basic/backup directions" when going somewhere completely new. This past Christmas me and the fiance drove up to North Carolina for a few days to do some skiing and we stayed about an hour or so away from the slopes. Of course I had my car computer going and just put in the address of the ski resort and relied on that to get us there.....

              ......bad idea, at least in the mountains....

              It had found the address, but as we kept driving and driving it had routed us all through little back roads in the mountains.... so for my first time driving in snow and ice, let alone on a mountain, and then being directed deeper and deeper into the middle of the mountains...it was not a fun drive that first time. I don't have 4-wheel drive or anything and at one point we just driving into deeper and deeper snow and eventually came up to a fork in the road where another family (from Florida of course) was lost also. So just compared his paper map with my GPS map and we worked our where there.

              But for a little bit there I had thought I dragged both of our FL butts out to die in the mountains. So, I still rely on my GPS for directions and finding places... but when it's someplace completely new and out of the way then I'll get some basic directions also.
              I had the same happen to me 2 weeks ago driving from miami to Columbus, Ga. GPS told me to get off of I-75 and for about 6 hours I drove thru back roads and towns at 2-3am...seemed like a scene from "wrong turn" or "Texas Chainsaw Massacre"
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              • #8
                I always check the final address and get "basic/backup directions" when going somewhere completely new. This past Christmas me and the fiance drove up to North Carolina for a few days to do some skiing and we stayed about an hour or so away from the slopes. Of course I had my car computer going and just put in the address of the ski resort and relied on that to get us there.....

                ......bad idea, at least in the mountains....

                It had found the address, but as we kept driving and driving it had routed us all through little back roads in the mountains.... so for my first time driving in snow and ice, let alone on a mountain, and then being directed deeper and deeper into the middle of the mountains...it was not a fun drive that first time. I don't have 4-wheel drive or anything and at one point we just driving into deeper and deeper snow and eventually came up to a fork in the road where another family (from Florida of course) was lost also. So just compared his paper map with my GPS map and we worked our where there.

                But for a little bit there I had thought I dragged both of our FL butts out to die in the mountains. So, I still rely on my GPS for directions and finding places... but when it's someplace completely new and out of the way then I'll get some basic directions also.
                I'm sure we all have our GPS horror stories. Mine happend on our christmas holidays too. I brought my laptop with the GPS receiver and MS Streets and Maps or whatever on a road trip from home (Calgary, Canada [north of Montana]) down to Pheonix. We had my Dad, and my little brother and sister, plus a trailer. The route was set to shortest and I wan't using prefered roads or anything, anyways long story short we ended up driving through Bryce canyon national park, and crossed from Nevada into Arizona on a very rough dirt road, we even got to forge a small creek with a trailer on. But the GPS got us through after about two hours of dirt road though. My Dad now hates GPS navigation, but I still trust it you just have to make sure that all the maps are updated. I think that GPS horror stories would make a good thread someone should start one.
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                • #9
                  Originally posted by joego
                  I'm sure we all have our GPS horror stories. Mine happend on our christmas holidays too. I brought my laptop with the GPS receiver and MS Streets and Maps or whatever on a road trip from home (Calgary, Canada [north of Montana]) down to Pheonix. We had my Dad, and my little brother and sister, plus a trailer. The route was set to shortest and I wan't using prefered roads or anything, anyways long story short we ended up driving through Bryce canyon national park, and crossed from Nevada into Arizona on a very rough dirt road, we even got to forge a small creek with a trailer on. But the GPS got us through after about two hours of dirt road though. My Dad now hates GPS navigation, but I still trust it you just have to make sure that all the maps are updated. I think that GPS horror stories would make a good thread someone should start one.

                  the fact that it actually had dirt roads on there is actually impressive to me...lol
                  Jan Bennett
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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Red GTi VR6
                    the fact that it actually had dirt roads on there is actually impressive to me...
                    I agree...Especially since many parts that I go camping/climbing in VA and NC are on dirt roads. We even go through a few State maintained roads with creeks running through them. The first time my wife was with me she freaked out when we crossed a stream to get back in the holler of a mountain....then we get to the other side and it is full of horse traliers, campers and cowboys...who all had to drag their stuff across the creek.
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