Summary: Have had one of these for 7 years until one day it just decided to die. Found a used one and it works great. Not to many of these out there where you can plug in a backup camera. Hope this one will last 7 years.
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.
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.
Summary: PRO: I've had my 5000 for almost two years now. It does announce street names and is very bright and easily read. It has an audio out, video in, accepts an external antenna and has a slot for an SD card (use an 8GB and put my music on it). CON: A little slow in rerouting.
Summary: My general opinion is that Garmin makes very high quality products. This in particular is a great tool for anyone on the road, even in your own city. It has very good screen size that lets you see and understand the map and your way whithout distracting your attention from their main activity...