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Why does the Garmin Nuvi 350T in a lot of cases send me down back roads some of which are very bad instead of keeping me on main roads or motorways like the tom tom one does?

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You might be choosing Shortest Route and that's exactly what it will do - find the shortest route, no matter what the quality of the roads. You should try choosing Fastest Route.

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