Summary: As this is our first GPS I may not be a good "Rater". But price was right and came before it was expected. Unit & packaging looked new. Had everything required- the mount thing, power cord, and little cable to connect unit to computer USB port to download maps (which was easy for this old non-techy. Do wish it came with a real paper manual so I would not have to down load & print it. Had it for about 2 weeks and finally tried it out on a local store run.
Summary: Got this unit for 68$, at that price it can't be beat. If I had to pay retail I would have opted for another TomTom, as I like the TomTom maps and formats better,easier to find addresses. I actually took a different route than the one desired by the Garmin, and after a few turns the Garmin actually told me it was unable to calculate the route further....Never seen that happen before, I re-set and it was fine. Dollar for dollar the TomTom is better..
Excerpt: I like the level of information on the display. The critical data is displayed in large digits. The lane indicators are helpful. The lifetime maps update was a major part of my decision to buy this GPS. One of the drawbacks to this device is that is the lack of the "time remaining" indicator (this is minor). When in map only mode (i.e; not in route), two of the display boxes are mis- labeled.
Excerpt: Garmin Nuvi 52 LM GPS was purchased to replace a stolen Garmin. This one was great in that it had lifetime map updates. It also has additional information such as what altitude you are traveling.My husband did complain it was not as colorful as the previous model. However the split screen feature showing your highway merge road was a pleasant surprise to him.We would recommend this GPS, especially if it is on sale again.
Excerpt: I needed the GPS system for my car and this does not disappoint. I am happy about the vocal and the map is great also - it helps me easily see the streets as I am driving with and without the verbal instruction. I wish that it came with the option of the window mount or the dash mount.