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Garmin Nüvi 780
Price: $557 at Buy.com
Antenna: internal
Screen: : 4.3-inch
Live traffic: (plus movie listings, gas prices, news) from MSN; $50 a year after three-month trial
Extras: MP3 player; Bluetooth connectivity
Grade: A-

Unit Driveability
The most intuitive: It limits choices on the screen (clicking a simple WHERE TO? icon begins the navigation). Plus, it's quick to notice when you've gone off route.

Road Test
ROUTE: Generally picked the most sensible way.
TRAFFIC: It identified plenty of problem spots on the route. You can also check traffic on other highways. Built-in antenna means one less wire to contend with.

Overall
Garmin is the industry leader and this is why. You get good routes and traffic info in an easy-to-use format. And it has enough extras (love the gas prices!) to make it worth the cost.


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