Summary: Overall I'm very pleased with this Garmin, it works well in the US and in UK, and seems to have a faster response time than my previous Garmin. I purchased the mains power adapter but found it not to be necessary, and yes the cigar lighter power socket in the US is identical to the one used in UK...
Summary: I love this Nuvi and definitely got my money's worth. I bought the version with European Map, used it beautifully in Belgium and Germany. The traffic update I seldom use because the information is usually too late to really inform you of the real traffic situation (this is in the DC area).
Summary: My wife and I just got back from a 12 day trip back to Germany. We lived there for three years (84-87). I had to get acclimated back to driving on the Autobahn again and can tell you that the max speed I got to was 123 mph. I really didn't have a great deal of experience using the Garmin 275T.
Summary: I got my Nüvi about 4 months ago when I was in the states visiting family (I currently live in Europe) and purchased it primarily because my older GPS company (whom I should name, but I can't remember the name..
Summary: We bought this unit to use on our two week Europe trip to Germany, Austria and Switzerland. We rented (and returned )a car in Stuttgart Germany. We had no previous GPS experience before this trip. Our car (a Mercedes) came with a built in GPS but we quickly abandoned it for the Garmin.
Summary: The review by Derrick, "Masters of Rural France," convinced me to buy the 275T for a trip to France. I am very glad I did. When we landed in Nice, I rented a car from Hertz. Before launching I fished the 275T out of my suitcase, suction cupped it to the windshield, plugged it into the cigarette...
Summary: I bought this for a trip to Greece. I was unsure if it would work accurately there but took the chance anyway. Many streets in Greece are not marked. The street signs are placed on the buildings and many have been removed, painted over or hidden behind the landscaping.
Summary: I purchased the Nuvi 275T because is has the European and USA maps loaded. I was expecting to use this device as I walked through the streets of Barcelona, Spain. Other than being used for a clock (it grabs the time from satellites), I found this device to be utterly useless.
Summary: As this unit came preloaded with USA and European maps, I purchased the Garmin Nuvi 275T specifically for a 10 day long trip to Spain, during which I would drive over 1200 miles. Overall this GPS unit made life significantly easier than reading maps.