Summary: I bought clarion ezd580 to replace an old Magellan GPS. First I like the price, second I like the bluetooth for hand free talking, and third I like the 3d maps. Now what I do not like. The sun will wash out the screen a little. You can still see it, need a glare screen. The next thing was old maps. The one I got came with 2007 maps, but thanks to ebay I found the 2010 maps for a lot less than what other gps wanted for there updated map.
Summary: pros... mp3 with good sound and fair equalizer good looking unit cons... everything else washed out screen clunky interface slow, slow, slow slow tracking slow loading slow, slow, slow finally... dang thing almost killed me, due to its amazingly sorry gps function.
Summary: Absolutely Perfect. My reason for the purchase is because I have a vehicle which has a digital speedometer which has been going bad and I sometimes have no way of accurately knowing how fast I was going. Instead of replacing the whole unit at a very tedius job and very expensive job I sought a quality GPS. Within a day of searching I purchased the Item above for a fourth of the retail cost and a 20th of the cost to repair the speedometer.
Pros: Fast route calculation and recalculation when the unit doesn't go "out of memory". For a while and sometimes; it got me to where I needed to go.
Cons: "Out of memory" errors and subsequent reboots needed, too many "destination is in unreachable area" and "address cannot be found" messages and battery couldn't hold charge for more than 15-30 minutes. Can't handle SD cards higher than 4GB.
Lots of features for the price, but maps are outdated.
3 April 2010
Summary: The Clarion EZD580 has some nice features that are normally only found on much more expensive models. It runs the popular iGo 8.0 navigation software which has a lot of configuration options and is very easy to use. The widescreen format works great for iGo which has an information bar on the left side. The pre-loaded maps are quite outdated (2007) and new maps will cost you $50 if you obtain them legally.