Originally Posted by gonelong
How fast can you refigure your route and estimate your time of arrival if a road is closed and you need to take a different route?
Like I said, if you had one you wouldn't give it back.
I don't own one myself, and surely you can get to where you need to go by other means.
Your lawn if full of crab-grass, you won't find me on it.
Yeah, I know they're helpful, but at this moment, I just don't see spending the money for something I can get online. Maybe when the price comes down...
Anyway, even if I had one, I think I'd rather just see the map on the screen and then follow it. I don't think I'd want to just drive along waiting for something to tell me when to turn. I was riding with a friend once who had one of those and he was using it to find the place we were going. When I asked what street he was going to take next he replied that he was waiting for the GPS to tell him. Now, can you scroll ahead on those things and get the entire routing without having to wait for it to tell you where to turn? That would be a feature I could use, but not right now when I'm on a tight budget with a $1200 a month payment on the vehicle.
As for Boston, that's a whole different animal. I've delivered there a few times and haven't had much trouble, but I'm usually out around Foxboro and very rarely have to go near downtown.