I would not give up a GPS for a GPS app on a smart phone. Even the smallest GPS screen is bigger than the biggest phone screen, so if you want or need to look at the screen when you're driving, it is much easier to read (or take a quick glance at) almost any GPS screen than almost any phone screen. And the ones that are factory installed, though more expensive, have even larger screens than the ones bought aftermarket. That said, the GPS feature on a phone is certainly better than nothing and is a great idea when you're on foot.
I didn't have a GPS for the longest time and would typically Mapquest where I was going and simply take the directions in the car with me, but I finally did get a GPS as a back-up and for times I decided while out to go to somewhere that I didn't anticipate. If you're driving alone in an unfamiliar area, it's not a bad thing to have. One feature on the GPS that I like is that it estimates the time I will arrive somewhere, periodically readjusting for hitting traffic, so if I start running late, I can contact whoever I might be meeting to let them know. When I get where I am going, I pop the bracket off the windshield and put the GPS, bracket and cord into the armrest, so as not to tempt people who are looking to make trouble. Storing it in the glove box is another option.
All of that said, I agree with Karen--hardly seems worth it to fence something likely worth next to nothing, but as jensays says, there are desperate people and people without regard to others out there...for that same reason, I do my best not to leave packages or shopping bags in the car and I also try not to open the car trunk and put something in it when I get to my destination, so if someone is watching for a target, they don't see that stuff was just put in the trunk.
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