Two years ago, the Nuvi 260 was pretty state of the art with its 3.5-inch touch screen and text-to-speech turn by turn directions. These days, however, it would struggle to match the functionality of the current entry level models.
Talk about a blast from the past! This Nuvi 350 was reviewed way back in 2006, yet it still garnered enough views to make it into this list. This is probably because it can now be found for less than a third of its original price.
This year, Navigon dropped out of the North American portable navigation market, which is a shame because the 7200T was actually a pretty good PND. Fortunately, it can still be purchased and at a reduced price.
The TomTom XL 340 S is one of the newest models on our list featuring advanced tech such as text-to-speech and graphic lane guidance, as well as TomTom proprietary technologies such as MapShare and IQ Routes.
As one of the first internet connected navigation devices, the Nuvi 880 featured live traffic, fuel prices, and local events over its MSN Direct connection--that is, until the MSN Direct service goes dark in January 2012.
At the top of our list is--you guessed it--another Garmin.
The 265WT is Garmin's most advanced Nuvi 2x5 model without MSN Direct. Featuring free FM-based traffic information, a big wide screen, and Bluetooth wireless for hands-free calling and audio, the Nuvi 265WT represents a great balance of value and function.