Summary: For the money, this is definitely a motorcyclist's asset. Fairly simple to use. Though no longer in production, refurbished ones can be found on ebay. A recommended tool for the roadway explorer.
Summary: This is a good basic GPS unit. Not very complicated and can give basic routing and waypoints. The GPS reciever can loose contact on occaision but usually reconnects quickly. A decent basic GPS.
Summary: What is wrong with all the new GPS's on the market these days, they are all touch screen, which if your trying to move a cursor around on the screen the find and un-known location you have to screw around for hours just to move the cursor in the right area's. With the Quest it has the manual buttons to do it the old fasion way of using a touchpad to move the cursor around, no touchscreen.
Summary: Although it's getting a bit dated now, the Garmin Quest is still an excellent GPS when the requirements include portability (pocket-sized and self-powered)and waterproof design. Hence, it is great for hikers, boaters, cyclists, etc. The 60csx is a bit better in this regard but somewhat more expensive. Both require a source of maps (Garmin software and data files) as these are not preloaded as they are on the more modern units.
Summary: This GPS is perfect for those who want a little more than just A-to-B navigation. I'm used to programming routes with multiple waypoints (not just individual segments), and the Quest is, as far as I can tell, the ONLY car GPS in this price range that will do that. It's quick on the recalculations and accurate on directions. Most people have complained about the database, but no database has all updates--try comparing w/Google Maps.
Summary: I purchased the Garmin Quest to use in my truck, my boat and for long ATV rides in the back country mountains of Nothern California. Before purchasing it, I researched about every other GPS on the market. The Garmin Quest had all the features that I wanted, including: a compact size, water resistance and high-resolution screen with a bright display. The only missing feature that I desired was a removable memory module.
Summary: I read many of the reviews, and thought it would be valuable if you had a chance to read a review based upon my 12 months of usage. I purchased it in December of 2004 and paid about $550. After 12 months of moderate use (about 15,000 miles of travel), I can say that it has held up extremely well. The internal rechargable batteries can still hold a charge. The display is still bright and sharp. I have not had any technical problems. The re-route capability is powerful.