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Garmin-nuvi-42lm.33860144
9.3 out of 10

Garmin Nuvi 42LM

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Reviews and Problems with Garmin Nuvi 42LM

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Overall 2
2.0

Each and everyone of them had been really great. So in May of 2014 my last one ...

Nancy Landers "Nance Landers", Amazon
16 November 2014
  • Summary: I have purchased ONLY Garmin GPS's since they came out in the early 2000's. Each and everyone of them had been really great. So in May of 2014 my last one died, I think from the heat here in FL. SO, of course, I purchased another Garmin! Well this one is pure crap. Never again, it constantly goes on and on to turn is I choose to take a different path than they say. It gets me to wrong places some of the time.
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Overall 2
2.0

User Review

dek1, Walmart
7 November 2014
Overall 2
2.0

I HAVE BEEN UNABLE TO DOWN LOAD MAPS DIDNT KNOW ...

Drew, Amazon
20 August 2014
  • Summary: I HAVE BEEN UNABLE TO DOWN LOAD MAPS DIDNT KNOW I WOULD NEED TO DO THAT. I HAVE CALLED THE COMPANY AND NO ONE SEEMS TO HELP WITH WHAT I NEED TO DO TO DOWN LOAD MAPS. I DONT UNDERSTAND WHY ITS NOT ON THERE ALREADY.
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Overall 2
2.0
Value for money 2
2.0
Features 2
2.0
Overall quality 6
6.0

Garmin Nuvi 42LM - useless in cities

SeeBeeStirling, Halfords
20 August 2014
  • Excerpt: Bought this GPS for a drive from Scotland to London and back. Absolutely useless in cities - if you leave the recommended route for any reason the time spend calculating the new route gives you no idea as to where go next. In addition, the map often disappears for several seconds after a junction adding to the confusion. We had this problem twice - once in Leeds and again in Windsor. The GPS also turns off every time you turn off the engine - not great in traffic!
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Overall 2
2.0

User Review

RVFRAB, Walmart
23 June 2014
  • Summary: I currently own 4 GPS units: 3 are Garmin from handheld to auto, 1 is by another manufacturer for my RV. The Nuvi 42 is confusing to operate with both menues and sub-menues which have difficult paths and continuity. Data is more often then not 'Not found' when searching by catagories. Best success of finding something is by a direct search of the destination's full name. One cannot place destinations in the address book until one has arrived with the 'Where-am'I?
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Overall 2
2.0

Garmin nuvi 42LM 4.3-inch Portable Vehicle GPS with Lifetime Maps

betterbooks09, Amazon
31 January 2014
  • Summary: I purchased this to replace my old Garmin nuvi 885 and had lots of expectations based on the good reviews. However, this new Garmin 42LM has disappointed me. First, there is not much of an upgrade because basically their software is still the same. I still encounter the same problems that I had with my old Garmin.
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Overall 2
2.0
Value for money 2
2.0
Features 2
2.0
Overall quality 6
6.0

Garmin Nuvi 42 LM UK & Western Europe

mintgreen, Halfords
26 November 2013
  • Excerpt: I bought this based on review I had read previously and regretted it almost immediately. I had previously used TomTom. The difference is stark. When entering an address by postcode, the software then asks you for the address number then selects a street with that number and postcode, regardless of the street name you actually put in. Only when arriving at the address is it possible to look around to find the street you need.
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Overall 2
2.0
Value for money 4
4.0
Features 2
2.0
Overall quality 4
4.0

Garmin Nuvi 42LM WE Western Europe Maps

Doug100, Halfords
4 July 2013
  • Excerpt: The map for France was a great disappointment compared to Tom Tom. It ignored the choice in France between peage (toll road) and their RN non toll roads. It only directs you to toll roads. We ended up using a map of France! If you go off the suggested route (detour) you are endlessly given instructions directing you back onto the suggested route rather than the Tom Tom method of recalculating the revised route to your destination after about three attempts to get you...
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Overall 2
2.0
Value for money 2
2.0
Features 2
2.0
Overall quality 2
2.0

Very angry

Si61, Halfords
11 June 2013
  • Excerpt: I bought this product to nav to a job interview. The fact that you can't charge it via the mains is poor. Seems to respond erraticaly to being plugged into my lapto, sometimes activates sometimes not. I tried the postcode to where I want to go, blank screen with no explanation. I then the town( Dartford Kent) this came up as no such place. I then tried my parents house, blank screen.
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Overall 2
2.0

Big Mistake

Spike, Amazon
23 February 2013
  • Summary: I had an older Garmin unit that I use when I travel but the maps are out of date and I figured the newer Nuvi would be much improved. It isn't and it really should be a lot better. I checked the reviews to try to determine which of the seemingly dozens of models to buy and chose this one to avoid the complaints about the annoying pop up ads that come with the units with "free" maps for life. This isn't a cheap unit and I expected much more.
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