Summary: This is my 3rd Garmin and my best so far. I owned the 200W nuvi, my 1st purchase which I liked a lot. When it died, my needs were still basic, so I purchased its successor, the 255W. I hated it from day one. It took forever to "acquire satellites" and sometimes couldn't even find its location! Didn't work well in bad weather. Gave turn directions too late, so that I was constantly turning around. I rarely used it. Maybe it was lemon?
Summary: I have had other garmin units, this one is very easy to use and has more features than previous units. The lane designation feature works well and the picture display of the upcoming interchanges is a nice add.
Summary: My old GPS had a major attitude (I muted her because she was a nag) and then the company wanted $80 to upgrade the maps. I found this one for a reasonable price, a lifetime of map upgrades and this one doesn't nag. What is really impressive is if I screw up (hey I'm old and things happen) it doesn't take forever for this GPS to get me back on track. Another thing I really love is that it gives me a lot of notice of which way I will be turning.