Originally Posted by ONU1974
Another pain is that when I plan a trip, I do on Google maps, MapQuest, And Bing maps and have the route all planned out. Then I punch the trip in to the NAV and it takes me a totally different way than any of those 3! I am unfamiliar with the area so don't know whether to trust it or not. I'm sure I would get there going the NAV way but I always just refer back to the way I have printed from the other 3. So I can't trust it!
This may help (and is something I did not notice for a while): When you type in your destination, you get the text box on the left with a big green "YES" button to press. I used to just press "YES". BUT, if you look to the right, there's a small non-colored button that says "Options" (IIRC). If you press that, you get a screen listing the types of routes (fastest, shortest, economical). BUT, there is another line that says "Route Comparisons" (IIRC). It is the only line with a carat at the right end.
When you press that line, you get 3 stacked windows on the left showing 3 route choices (fastest, shortest, economical). They are color coded in their boxes, and on the map (IMHO the color coding on the map is poorly done). As far as I can tell, there is no way to get a street by street list on this screen.
On this screen you can select which of the 3 routes you want (often they are the same route for 2 of the 3 choices).
This might reduce the number of varying routes you are getting.
FWIW, I usually have my Garmin NUVI plugged in and getting (non-digital) traffic updates. The 2 often do not agree on route. I use INRIX on my phone as the tie-breaker. INRIX is the most reliable and well-implemented traffic app I have found.