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Garmin-nuvi-265w.34245030
6.6 out of 10

Garmin nüvi 265W

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Reviews and Problems with Garmin nüvi 265W

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Overall 2
2.0

Big Disappointment

baldeagle41, epinions.com
6 August 2011
  • Summary: An expensive paperweight. Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on you again.
  • Pros: If the manufacturer won't support the product, it makes no difference what the "Pros" are.
  • Cons: Dead after only four months. Warranty denied.
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Overall 2
2.0

A GPS that can't tell a freeway from a dirt road

Securitywyrm, Amazon
2 February 2011
  • Summary: I have owned several GPS now, and this one is by far the worst. To be clear, it performs all of the required functions. It provides a route to the destination, turn by turn directions, etc. The problem with this specific model is that the routing methods are garbage. You have four options. Shortest distance, shortest time, least fuel, off road. These options will ALL take you through winding city streets when there is a freeway half a mile away.
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Overall 2
2.0

Failed within a year

Amazon Customer, Amazon
18 December 2010
  • Summary: This product worked great... for only 3 months. Afterward, it started having issues with locating satellites and finding directions. It would sometimes take 10-15 minutes to find directions, making this GPS useless. Now, the screen freezes right after I turn it on, and it won't allow me to press anything on the touchscreen or enter directions. I took great care of this GPS and kept it in my house whenever I wasn't using it.
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Overall 2
2.0

I haven't had a successful trip yet

Jennifer Carolan "jjinqueens", Amazon
30 November 2010
  • Summary: I have had 2 TomToms, and I switched to Garmin because I wanted a better bluetooth functionality (TomTom's wasn't great). I don't know if I got used to TomTom giving directions and am completely unable to follow Garmin directions, but I have yet to have a successful trip with this device. I am on the road for my job, visiting 2-3 homes per day, 10-15 homes per week, so I got to test it a lot. Here are my complaints about the maps: 1) In NJ, we have "jughandles". Every.
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Overall 2
2.0

Piece of junk

Davorin D., Newegg
20 August 2010
  • Summary: Utter piece of of junk and the most expensive piece of junk I have bought.
  • Pros: This is great when it is working which is rarely.
  • Cons: The unit would lock up periodically, then shut down without any way to turn it on again. There is only one button on the top to press and nothing else. If this does not work you are out of luck. It is impossible to remove and recharge battery any other way that through USB cord.
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Overall 2
2.0

not working out-the-box

Sou Y., Newegg
29 April 2010
  • Pros: NR
  • Cons: Out-of-the-box, it could not locate the satellites - indoors or outdoors. It is frustrating and costly - shipping-back cost. I
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Overall 2
2.0

bluetooth and traffic alert do not work,

jclee111, epinions.com
21 March 2009
  • Summary: look elsewhere
  • Pros: cheap price, good map that is up-to-date
  • Cons: bluetooth and traffic alert are poorly out-of-the-box it requires reloading the operating system
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Overall 2
2.0

Headache!

Chatterbox, Amazon
21 February 2011
  • Summary: This was the first GPS I had ever purchased. After a decent amount of research on brands/models, I decided to pick up this unit. Bad move. Everything worked fine for the first few weeks, however, the FM transmitter / power cable stopped working. Not only did the traffic updates cease to show up on my unit, but the cable wouldn't even charge my unit.
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Overall 2
2.0

Junk. Terrible customer service as well.

lowlevel, Amazon
16 February 2011
  • Summary: This thing was defective from day one. Didn't save settings properly and reboots constantly. Useless support had me update firmware but that did not resolve the issue. Now it's going to Raytech for repair. I fully expect it to come back scratched and still broken, so I'm going to go buy a Tom-Tom.
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Overall 2
2.0

Very disappointed !!

Crop Adjuster, Amazon
23 May 2010
  • Summary: I purchased a Garmin GPS a few years ago and it was very satisfactory. After a year or so, the battery crashed but no problem....it worked off the cigarette lighter in the truck. In 2009, I decided to upgrade my maps and purchased Map Update 2009. The update worked very well in the U.S. BUT it has distorted all roads so it looks like I'm driving off the road, and not on it. Christmas 2009, I received a Garmin Nuvi from my wife. It has been a huge disappointment !!
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