Summary: Comments about Garmin nuvi 270 Automobile Navigator: We bought this for use in the U.K. where we will be living for the next three years. From our initial use we are very happy with the units performance.
Pros: Acquires Satellites Quickly, Compact, Easy Menus, Easy To Read, Easy To Set Up, Large Screen, Reliable Performance, Simple Controls
Summary: I bought this for a trip to Europe in May 2009. I have a much more expensive marine/auto GPS made by Garmin which I am very happy with, but it is an expensive toy to lose and the European maps for it cost more than this whole unit. C'mon Garmin, let's stop gouging on the maps and charts!
Summary: I bought this because it was about the lowest cost way to get both US and European maps in a compact, travel-friendly package. I am not displeased. It does basically what is it supposed to do.
Second Nuvi 270 Purchase, Excellent Value, US and Europe in my Pocket
Eric F., Amazon
20 February 2009
Summary: I traveled extensively as a sales representative throughout Europe and bought the 270 because of it's preinstalled US and European maps. After receiving my Nuvi from Amazon, I opened the box and found the unit to be roughly the size of a deck of cards.
jaw-dropper; you won't find so much quality for so little $$
16 September 2008
Summary: Wow -- $181.00 for this GPS, that INCLUDES Europe maps!? I bought this model from Amazon several months ago, for at least $100 more, but as it gets more dated, and the price keeps dropping, it becomes a better and better deal -- make that steal!
Summary: I have only used the 270 a few days in the US, and it seems to work as advertised. They only suggestion is that you also purchase a necessary USB cable for the unit. Without it, you can't register it online, and receive any updated software.
Summary: I retired a couple years ago as a commercial pilot who dealt with GPS's on a daily basis and have a factory installed unit in my Acura TL. I bought this unit to use as a pedestrian sight-seeing in France and Switzerland.
Summary: I was sent to England to work for 6 months to 1 year. Actually 4 of us were, and we all bought the same Garmin Nuvi 270 from Amazon...and it is GREAT. Mine has gotton me all over England, and I recently took it back to the US for Christmas...worked like a charm.
No More Maps of Europe for Me! Nuvi 270 Gets 5 Stars!
E. Fayard, Amazon
1 November 2007
Summary: I recently went to Scotland, Ireland and England for 2 weeks. Normally, I would have gone through the trouble of printing maps off of Google however, I decided to purchase a 270 instead. Amazingly Amazon was the best deal out there.
Summary: I bought this nuvi mainly because my wife is from Germany and I always have a terrible time navigating around these towns. I didn't want a unit that I would only use for a few weeks a year when we are in Europe so I sought out something with a database in the USA as well. This is a simple unit.