Summary: I purchased this product as soon as it hit the market. In fact, I impatiently waited as the release date kept getting pushed back. And I forked over 1310.00 for this unit, which was a good deal at the time. I get lost if I'm spun around too quickly. Unfortunately, I have to drive to places I've never been before, as part of my job. I started with a Garmin receiver for my laptop.
Summary: I decided to buy the Garmin StreetPilot 7500 GPS Vehicle Navigation after I was cheated by the salesperson who swore me that the Audi Q7 I was buying him could have a dealer installed Audi original GPS. That was a lie and I bought the 7500 because I wanted a big screen device, similar in size to the original Audi one. And this is correct: the size is HUGE (7 inches screen and almost 4 pounds)! But the manufacturer and Amazon do not hide these facts to you.
Summary: This unit is as represented but I think the graphis could use some help. It doesn't clearly define exit ramps from major roads. As in the name of them prior to exit.I was a little disappointed that the graphics were not on par with Garmin aviation GPS units.
Owned it for a year and haven't been able to use it
Charlie "Charlie", Amazon
17 June 2007
Summary: Garmin makes registering and using their gear unnecessarily complex, with the arcane requirements, difficult to navigate validation, registration, and implementation interfaces, with all the registration codes, keys, and poor to non-existent customer support. When I went to register my Streetpilot 7500, I listed the product line ("On the Road"), check, StreetPilot, check, 7500, check, serial number, check, date of purchase, check, Merchant, check, and, then...
Summary: I really like my Garmin StreetPilot 7500 GPS. I think the 7200 would have been adequate for my needs, but the 7500 is great. I like the quick touch screen features. The only situation I am dealing with is its size and safe mounting. Otherwise, a very good purchase.
Summary: I ordered the navigator to assist me with my out-of-town, large city driving directions. When I received the system it appeared to be the greatest device, but provided more information than I really needed. I was going to put it in the car to give it a try but the charger was not included. I did attach it to the computer and I'm sure would have been pleased with this system.
Summary: This is a great GPS navigator system. Especially when it come to navigate without the satellite, it is great. However, some of the base map that comes with this unit is outdated but for the most part it is quick and responsive when you missed a turn or two. The large display makes it easy to work with. Overall very easy, straight forward to work with and has lots of options. I took this unit on vacation to mid west and it worked as good as northeast.
Vincent Kaniatobe "Vince and his dog Spock", Amazon
7 August 2006
Summary: First off, not for the faint of heart, this is one heck of a GPS unit. Too big for most cars, but one you would love to have. I have a Mistubishi Montero 04 and it fit perfect in the dash, however to veiw movies I had to tilt it making the install look less professional than if I placed it in the center console exciting angle. I love the XM radio which I already had, and the features aren't the best in garmins package, but it functional.
Summary: I bought the 7500 after much research. It's the most expensive unit, but Garmin seemed best, and the 7200 and 7500 have the largest screens. I only rate it two stars not because of technical short-comings, but rather because it's not what I expected. The Pros - * All the maps (US) are included. No need to pay for extra unlocks and deal w/ getting them going. * Truly did work right out of the box.
Summary: I have both a Streetpilot III+ (still works like new) and a Streetpilot 2620 which I use now. Both of those products have convinced me to stick with Garmin since neither one has ever given me a minute's trouble! I have done a lot of research and have read pages of complaints about Magellan's lack of quality in both their products and their service - a shame since they have some really good features, so my next unit will likely be the 7500.