View Full Version : Garmin GVN 53 Black Box Automotive GPS System

11-14-2008, 02:05 PM
anyone try one yet? Any weird quarks I need to know about before I take the $450 plunge ? :confused:

11-14-2008, 05:17 PM

11-14-2008, 05:46 PM
is that the piece that integrates a portable gps to your radio for the speakers and such??

11-14-2008, 05:52 PM
its similar to my kenwood Garmin, very easy to learn and as long as its updated once a year it is a foolproof system. alot more accurate than the pioneers i have had and almost as intuitive and accurate as my old alpine dvd unit. i suggest you go for it. i have seen them go as low as $400 shipped at some stores.

11-14-2008, 05:54 PM
yeah awesome then.... I am going to just connect it to my 8" screen on my dash and put the audio thru the head unit. Or at least that was the idea.

11-14-2008, 10:27 PM
you should be satisfied, i have the garmin nav in all 3 of my rides

11-14-2008, 10:37 PM
pioneer has a great portable the avic 500bt can be hooked into your radio it has built bluetooth
and ipod can be hooked to it