Summary: This GPS has a great screen, intuitive interface, and lots of nice features. I've also used a TomTom and I like this much better. Maps and directions are usually very accurate, though it did let us down in Brooklyn where a road had been turned into a pedestrian-only walkway. The lane assist generally works very well and helps me avoid last-second land changes. I like that it shows me a picture of the exit before I get to it.
Summary: This was the 3rd Garmin I ordered. 1st one (different model) lasted several years and just stopped working - Garmin couldn't help. Replaced it with the Garmin 2450LM June 2011 with lifetime maps. Don't travel much so not used very often. Noticed last week that it gave me the wrong directions to turn on a street that is several miles away from my location. Used it for a trip to U of M Medical Center, Ann Arbor then to Livonia.
Summary: Well, it's next generation for me - this replaces my old nuvi 750 which was starting to misbehave in hot weather. The 2450 has a bigger screen with more information, stores more routes than the old one, and the home screen can be customized. But it still still has the old familiar nuvi navigation look and feel - and the same voices, too. The 2450LM has plenty of memory to upgrade maps, unlike some nuvi models, which I discovered in my internet research.
Summary: Superb value. All the features one could hope for. The "exit view" is of limited utility, since it's small (just half the screen) and, at least for my older eyes, somewhat hard to read while driving. Otherwise the unit is reliable, accurate, large, clear and about ten lightyears ahead of my 6-year-old former Garmin. It's so good it makes me want to travel to places I've never been before.
This GPS Has Great Features But Watchout on the Quality
Robert J. Brown "robjbrown", Amazon
10 August 2012
Summary: We owned a Garmin Nuvi 760 for years and were very happy with the unit. However, I purchased this unit for the other car. 1. I like the larger 5" screen. When you are driving your attention should be on the road. 2. The lane assist feature that Garmin implemented is also very helpful when you are in heavy traffic in an unfamiliar city. 3. The Garmin touch screen has good sensitivity, good brightness and contrast, and limited glare 4.
Summary: I had Garmin Nuvi 350 for last 5 years and had been working really well. Lately I noticed that it takes a long time to connect and give the directions. Also it takes a very long time to update the maps with Life Time Maps card.Because I like Garmin's Nuvi's interface, decided to buy a 2450LM. I have been using it for about a month and am very happy with it. It is fast, has a larger screen and provide little features that Nuvi 350 didn't have. I am very glad I bought it.