Summary: I bought my first Garmin circa 2000 and have been a fan ever since. It was a E-map and I still have it here near me. It has a B&W LCD screen but it became hard to see at night. Nearly a year later a got a 2610. That was some years ago. It worked great until I lost it.
Excerpt: Had my Garmin Street Pilot a couple of years. Towards the end of the first year I first experienced it "freezing" i.e. no commands, would not switch off, or back or anything. This year this seems to have got a lot worse and it has happened 3 out of the last 3 times I''ve needed to use it.
Cons: freezes voice sometimes says left when she means right and map shows right!