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Garmin nuvi 5000
4.8 out of 10

Garmin nuvi 5000

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Reviews and Problems with Garmin nuvi 5000

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Overall 10
10

Great for what it is designed to do

Don Vail "Redwood10D", Amazon
1 December 2010
  • Summary: I bought this from Amazon to replace a Magellan unit that was 5" diag. also a few months ago. The Magellan unit was horrible. This unit is big and clear with adjustable detail on the map. The Garmin unit has nice clear spoken directions that are announced well in advance of the turn.
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Overall 8
8.0

Nuvi 5000

oletrucker, Amazon
22 March 2010
  • Summary: The nuvi5000 works great. The thing that I'm not happy with is that it does not have an internal battery. After trying everything that I could think of to turn it on,when out of the cradle, I called garmin and was told about there being no internal battery.
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Overall 6
6.0

Rear camera hooked-up but rear view isdelayed

lyn boland, Amazon
22 March 2010
  • Summary: Bought this model for larger screen and rear view hook camera up. The hook up to a Boyo camera was very difficult, as the Boyo plug in different from the female input on the nuvi. Eventually had to craft a plug.
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Overall 8
8.0

Good basic unit

L. H. Coulombe, Amazon
22 March 2010
  • Summary: For the price, it's a great unit --- tried it out over the Thanksgivivng holiday across 3 states. Lost the satellites once on I-95, and had to restart the unit, but it found the route already entered and continued on.
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Overall 8
8.0

My Garmin Nunvi 5000

harrym, Amazon
22 March 2010
  • Summary: The Nuvi 5000 works well and I like the larger 5" screen. The main reason I chose this model is that mfg says it will work w/ existing backup camera.
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Overall 10
10

3rd purchase of the Nuvi 5000

Lance10, Amazon
22 March 2010
  • Summary: After having purchased 3 of these Nuvi 5000's, I'm impressed that it just simply works. Big screen, great features (bluetooth, nah) and it does what it says it's supposed to do.
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Overall 4
4.0

Weak GPS....and can't be updated much

Jeff T., Amazon
22 March 2010
  • Summary: Bought this to replace a Lowrance...ooppss....bad choice - weak antennas in this Garmin series means plunking down $30 for an external antenna just to get a signal. No battery.....and now I am attempting my second map update in 2 years....and it says NOPE - not enough space on device.
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Overall 10
10

Great for being a used product

Muscle Geek, Amazon
22 March 2010
  • Summary: My original went dead. Garmin doesn't make these anymore so finding one in this conditions for the price was awesome. I have this custom installed on my truck. I'm glad this was available. I didn't want to have to recustomize my truck for a different model. Thanks.
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Overall 2
2.0

Display was so dim it could not be seen in daylight

P Patch, Amazon
22 March 2010
  • Summary: Nuvi came without any suction cup to attach it. The display even when turn up to 100% was NOT readable, it was so DIM that in day light hardly make out that the display was turned on.Which makes the unit completely useless for any driving application.
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Overall 6
6.0

excellent product, but Mac computer interface needs refinement

Benjamin, Amazon
22 March 2010
  • Summary: This being my first gps unit I cannot compare it to previous devices, but I can say that I love this unit and have been very pleased with the navigation and features. I have one big issue and one small issue to mention though: BIG ISSUE: Although I'm told I can use my Macintosh computer to update...
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