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My wife got a Garmin i5 for me at Costco about a year ago or so. It is basic, but does a very good job. It was being discontinued. It is small and hides in the glove compartment easily. You can find refurbs of this model through Amazon.com, but a Nuvi for $150 would still be a better deal.
Some GPS units come with extra features that really do not have much to do with getting you to a location. You have to decide what you want at what cost.
Garmin provides updated maps and other features (additional languages, etc.) to download from time to time.
Not only do some states not allow a GPS on certain windows, but some do not allow them on the dashboard. Beyond that, you may not want to attach the GPS to a window with the suction cup, anyway. In some places people wander parking lots looking for the ring mark left on the glass by the suction cup. Then they break into such cars because they believe they will find a GPS hidden somewhere in the car.