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If you have smartphone, it may be your best choice depending on your location. I've used Google Driving (Maps) and Waze; found both superior to any GPS that comes built in to a car. Updated maps and traffic info are free, whereas many OEMs charge for updates. I find Waze traffic and routing to work best in my area. Downsides are using more data (if you pay per GB) and mounting your cellphone if you want to see the screen (easier with the new magnetic mounts). I will probably pass on Navi and XM, opting for Waze and Amazon Prime Music from my phone instead.
 

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What is the best portable GPS for my car?

My 124 does not have a built in GPS. What is the best portable GPS for my car?
There are lots of Seniors like myself that have no specific need for a cell phone with lots of "bells and whistles". I know of others that are paying close to $300/month for their cell phones. The cheapest Smartphone would cost me five times more than the $7.00/month I am now paying for my dumb phone. But if you do have a smartphone that may work just fine as others have suggested.

I have used the Garmin brand for 17 years, and love them. My particular model has lifetime map upgrades and live traffic alert. If the Garmin notes a traffic blockage up ahead, it will suggest alternate routing around the blockage.

I plan to transfer my Garmin 3590 LMT to my new Abarth whenever it may arrive. My local Studio still does not have any Abarth VIN information.
 

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The only problem with using a separate GPS is plugging it into the Accessory outlet. Good luck figuring out where it is!

Spoiler: It's at the top left of the passenger footwell under the dash, against the firewall. Even knowing where it is, you'll have trouble finding it.
 

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What is the best portable GPS for my car?

The only problem with using a separate GPS is plugging it into the Accessory outlet. Good luck figuring out where it is!

Spoiler: It's at the top left of the passenger footwell under the dash, against the firewall. Even knowing where it is, you'll have trouble finding it.
Another member pointed that out a while ago. Even the Sales Manager at my local Studio did not know where to locate the outlet. He was pleased when I pointed out its location the other day. I brought a flashlight along to check the amount of clearance around the socket, there appeared to be enough room for me to plug in a T socket as I want to power both my Garmin and a Valentine 1 radar detector.
 

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Come come gentlemen, imagine having a young lady for a ride and you do get lost, well you need to plug the GPS, guess where your hands and head will be.:eek::eek:0:)0:)0:)
 

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What is the best portable GPS for my car?

Come come gentlemen, imagine having a young lady for a ride and you do get lost, well you need to plug the GPS, guess where your hands and head will be.:eek::eek:0:)0:)0:)
Not necessary if you keep the unit plugged in all the time. That's what I do now with my Infiniti G35 with only 300HP. ;)
 

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They should have put the GPS SD CARD in the Glove compartment. In summer you leave your top opned, anyone can get the SD card out. While if locked in the Glove compartment it would be in a safer place.
 

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Won't do them any good as it's locked to the vehicle.
If you make a copy, and get original stolen, does a copy work, if not then you have to buy another GPS SD card.
 

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If you have smartphone, it may be your best choice depending on your location. I've used Google Driving (Maps) and Waze; found both superior to any GPS that comes built in to a car. Updated maps and traffic info are free, whereas many OEMs charge for updates. I find Waze traffic and routing to work best in my area. Downsides are using more data (if you pay per GB) and mounting your cellphone if you want to see the screen (easier with the new magnetic mounts). I will probably pass on Navi and XM, opting for Waze and Amazon Prime Music from my phone instead.
Here in Canada just accessing the Cell phone with your hands, is illegal and you get a fine plus 3 points demerit on you driver's licence.
 

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If you make a copy, and get original stolen, does a copy work...
I believe the Toolbox software enables you to back up your original SD card so theoretically you should be able to restore to a blank SD card. Haven't tried myself though because a I don't have a spare card
 

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I believe the Toolbox software enables you to back up your original SD card so theoretically you should be able to restore to a blank SD card. Haven't tried myself though because a I don't have a spare card
You should be able to use the copy in your own car. I don't think it will work in another, though.
 
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