Summary: We had a Magellan and it worked okay. The Magellan was hard to understand and lost signals in tunnels where the Garmin is great. Very clear to understand. It does't loose it's signal in tunnels. We just love it.
Excerpt: Purchased this for my daughter for Christmas. She had a Tom Tom and did not like that system at all. She absolutely loves the Garmin. Easy to use and she has a lifetime update on her maps. This also comes with a resting bag. She loves the larger screen.
Summary: Not a bad unit. My only complaint, and maybe it's not a big deal to you, but I like to know what road I am currently on when I am traveling. This unit does NOT list that for you. For an extra few $ you can have that option in the 55 version. Not sure why Garmin did not include it with this one.
Summary: Bought this for my husband for Christmas after he saw the refurbished one we got for my son. Since the refurbished were out of stock, went with the new one. Works great, but I should have read the detail closer.
Summary: Worked great in southern Germany and Austria. Not sure what I would have done without it. Touch screen a little "touchy" which was annoying at times and it got a bit confused in small ancient towns like Rothenburg with narrow cobblestone alleyways.