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!
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: I used to use Magellan GPS devices. Now, I am a total convert. As soon as I turned it on, I noticed that it figures out the route much quicker than my old one did. I like the display and it has alot of POI's programmed in. :)
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.
Summary: This is a great GPS. I wish I didn't have to go back to the main menu to raise and lower the volume. In my old Garmin there was a button on the side. When you are driving you don't want to have to look at the screen and mess with it or you will get distracted.