Which Garmin for Overlanding is the most cost effective

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Which Garmin for Overlanding is the most cost effective

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I had a Garmin Nuvi but it went missing (ie stolen) recently - I am looking for Garmin model that can be used on my overlanding trips. The Garmin Overlander looks very nice but is pricey and I don't need features like the messaging system etc as I already have a Satt phone. I use (paper)maps as my primary route source but on a couple of occasions the GPS alongside the maps spared me a lot of trouble and/or wasted time. A nice big screen would be nice as well.

Any suggestions would be appreciated.
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I use the Garmin 276cx as well as a Montana 650.

Advantage of the 276cx is a bigger screen and with the buttons to the side you can still operate it while driving, even on gravel or uneven roads/surfaces.
Disadvantage of the 276cx is that it takes time to input co-ordinates as the screen is not a touch screen.

Advantage of the Montana 650 is the touch screen.
Disadvantage is the touch screen when driving, especially gravel roads/uneven surfaces. Even panning in and out on the map while driving is an issue.

The new Montana 700 series looks nice, bigger touch screen but also costly.
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Thanks Leon - sal gaan loer na daai twee as opsies.
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Just bought the Overlander Jan, you still looking? Great specials at the moment.
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