Summary: It's better than a previous Nufi model I had (compact size, nicer navigation buttons). However, the BIGGEST issue I had with older model still exists: it does not find a signal after address entered until I stop and re-select the address. Sitting in the car with no obstructions and it searches for a signal without success. However, as soon as I kill it, it finds one right away.
Summary: I am a big fan of Garmin and have been pleased with several devices over the years. However, this one I bought for my son who lives remotely from me. He was initially pleased (new features and upgraded capability from an earlier hand me down model I had given him) but he just took a cross country road trip and reports to me that the screens are "jumping" and the information popping up is unrelated to where he is.
Summary: I got the Garmin nuvi 30LM to replace our old Garmin that we've had for years. So far, it's not as user friendly as the old one, the voice doesn't speak as clearly when driving as the other one (in my opinion) and MOST IMPORTANTLY no joke it wanted me to make 4 lefts and 4 rights to get to a place that was just 3 blocks down and on the right hand side of the road!! And that was not the first time it has done crazy stuff like that.
Summary: I purchased this Garmin, as a replacement for my 'like for like', 2007 Nuvi model. Although the basic functionality is comparable, the plastics are of much lower quality & the synthesized voice is far less authentic, and rather jerky in comparison. Overall, I was disappointed with the product, even though it does provide WE Maps and a sensible budget option.