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Garmin nuvi 5000

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Reviews and Problems with Garmin nuvi 5000

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2.0

Display was so dim it could not be seen in daylight

P Patch, Amazon
9 April 2014
  • 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. When Nuvi was Plugged in to power supply unit made loud humming noise. Returned it for refund.
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Overall 2
2.0

This Garmin demonstrates vividly why TomTom is KING

Far Horizon, Amazon
14 March 2010
  • Summary: Garmin, how do I hate thee; let me count the ways... This Garmin has no internal battery. That means that every time I turn the car off, the Garmin has to reboot & reacquire satellite lock again. This delay is no issue if I'm driving all day, but on short trips, it is maddening. Garmin makes models with an internal battery, but the 5000 lacks one. This alone means that nobody should ever buy this unit. Boo Garmin!
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Overall 2
2.0

Sub Standard Product

F. A. Placzek "faplaczek", Amazon
10 February 2010
  • Summary: I purchased this Garmin Nuvi 5000 to replace an older model 670 whose speaker was malfunctioning and maps were out of date. What I am unhappy about the 5000 is as follows: 1. Poorly designed and engineered. A. No battery - not portable - shuts down, thus requires re booting everytime there is a power interuption - i.e when you start the engine of the car. B. Power Switch is recessed too far, difficult to turn on and off. C. Antenna is not strong enough.
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2.0

After 7-months, just dropped 4 stars - reliability

C. Mitchell, Amazon
23 September 2009
  • Summary: Original Review: --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- My Jeep Grand Cherokee has two power sockets (cigarette lighter sockets): One is on CONSTANTLY, whereas the other is only on when the ignition is turned on. That means that, by plugging this GPS into the socket controlled by the ignition, the GPS automatically turns on when the car starts and automatically stops when the car stops.
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Overall 2
2.0

Review this product

William M. Barbeau, Amazon
3 March 2009
  • Summary: Garmin nüvi 5000 Travel Assistant This product has a large screen, good. The operations took me a while to understand. I even tried to translate one of the msny other languages. No luck! I couldn't get the thing to turn on. I called customer Support, their answer to my problem was to send me another one. More time waisted. When I couldn't get the second one to work, I realized that it had to be me, not the machine. I called again.
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Overall 2
2.0

Don't do it

MPH, Amazon
19 January 2012
  • Summary: Garmin Nuvi 5000 for Truckers doesn't do what it says on the tin. No way to input trailer height so routeplanning for wagons not possible.
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