A standalone GPS in your vehicle makes a lot more sense than paying a ton to have one built in as OEM. First, it costs a lot less. Second, you have a lot more options as to size, location, and that sort of thing. Third, if you get one you don’t like, you can return it. Try that with your snazzy built-in “accessory.”
GPS units are relatively new for me. I’ve had one for the last ten years or so, I guess, but I did a lot of driving – forty years, at least – prior to that trying to navigate with dead tree maps. This is one area you will never get me to willingly give up the new tech. I do keep an up-to-date road atlas for both state and nation in my vehicle emergency preps, but that’s for emergencies. I’d never use them otherwise.
One bit of advice: Make sure whatever unit you buy includes lifetime map updates. I’ve got a very old unit, and they want as much to update it as it would cost to buy a new one. Meh.
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