TomTom XXL 540M or Garmin Nuvi 1300LM I have an older Garmin that I want to replace. I got a gold box deal for the TomTom XXL 540 M (lifetime maps) at $89.99. I also got a dashboard mount ($20?)...
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TomTom XXL 540M or Garmin Nuvi 1300LM I have an older Garmin that I want to replace. I got a gold box deal for the TomTom XXL 540 M (lifetime maps) at $89.99. I also got a dashboard mount ($20?) because the one I had for my old nuvi wouldn't fit. Today I see the Garmin Nuvi 1300 offered for $119.99. Should I return the TT and dash mount and get the Garmin? (It will cost me only $10 more factoring in the mount.) Garmin has features I'll never use and I don't have many occasions to use the traffic feature. The reviews here on either unit appear generally positive. I don't know what I'll be giving up or getting by keeping one or the other.
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Joyce, go for the 1300LM..and btw, this model has no traffic (the 1300LMT has). The free lifetime maps by itself is well worth getting this Garmin (which uses NAVTEQ versus the unreliable TELEATLAS of Tomtom).
I was planning on buying that Tom Tom GPS as well but with so many negative reviews about how poorly it worked and how people have ended up replacing them (not just here but other site reviewers as well) that I backed out and went with this one just for reliability. If your Tom Tom is working fine and has what you're looking for in a GPS, may as well keep it.
I would say if you are happy with the TT, why bother going thru all the steps to return it. If you haven;t used the TT yet then I probably would go with the Garmin since you already are familiar with it.