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Garmin StreetPilot c330 GPS Selected by Dollar and Thrifty

Sep
30
2005

Garmin International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. , today announced that Dollar Thrifty Automotive Group will begin offering portable Garmin GPS navigation devices at 287 Dollar Rent A Car and Thrifty Car Rental locations throughout the U.S. and Canada.

Based on Garmin’s popular StreetPilot c330, the unit features a simple touchscreen interface, with automatic route calculation to any destination and turn-by-turn voice-prompted directions along the way. The navigator contains detailed maps of the U.S. and Canada — featuring addresses and nearly six million points of interest — including hotels, restaurants, gas stations, ATMs, and tourist attractions. Dollar and Thrifty car rental locations are also optimized in the unit’s database, and drivers can easily route to the vehicle’s rental return facility.

“Offering Garmin car navigation in Dollar and Thrifty rental vehicles is an ideal fit for everyone involved,” said Gary Kelley, Garmin’s vice president of marketing. “Dollar and Thrifty can provide their customers with a convenient and easy-to-use navigation device, and Garmin is able to expose thousands of potential customers to its popular portable GPS navigator.”

Dollar Thrifty Automotive Group Inc. is a Fortune 1000 Company headquartered in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Together with its corporately-owned locations and those of its franchise owners, the Dollar and Thrifty car rental brands serve value-conscious travelers from more than 1600 locations in approximately 70 countries.

“Our customers are asking for GPS navigation to make their time on the road more convenient, time-saving, and enjoyable,” said Jay Foley, Dollar Thrifty Automotive Group’s senior executive vice president of corporate operations. “Whether for business or pleasure, travelers want to make the most of their travel time, and the StreetPilot c330 definitely helps them do that.”

The specialized StreetPilot c330 will be available in the fourth quarter of 2005 to Dollar and Thrifty customers for $9.95 per day, and is subject to availability at the time of pickup.

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