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    carputer gps vs modding a store bought gps

    I'm new to this site but i've already found lots of helpful info. I'm thinking about installing a gps/carputer in my 2004 mazda 6 like this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k0qAhdfxInA but I'm not sure if a custom carputer is as accurate and fast as a store bought gps modded to fit in the same place.
    any help will be greatly appreciated.

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    As Accurate? Sure. As Fast? Probably, depends greatly on the software. Customizable/features? The carpc absolutly blows away turn by turn GPS units. The CarPC isn't just a GPS, it's an entire entertainment center in your dash. You can do pretty much anything you can think of on a computer, on your carputer.

    If you JUST want gps, go get a gps. If you want a new hobby and the full power and customization of a car computer, I highly recommend installing one. Store bought GPS's are a waste of money imo.
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    If all you want is turn by turn GPS outta this, is an android smartphone out of the question for you? I mean you get free turn by turn powered by google maps with every one of the android smartphones and they work the best out of all the devices i use.
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    i was originally thinking of including gps into my carpc, but imo, it just isn't worth it.. $100-150 for a license, older maps, large hdd space to store all of that.. but hu's are no better imo-- just look at how much it would cost to upgrade the nav discs..

    so i stick with standalone gps's-- i can get a new one for cheaper then i can upgrade the software..

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    I've thought about the android phone option too, and still might get one, but I think the challenge of customizing a carpc would be a thrill. I'll have to do more research and save up but I'll eventually do. Thank you all for you input!

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