Good gps if you don't have to purchase other necessary items separately.
5 June 2013
Summary: Its an older used gps unit, so its difficult and costly to update it. It would be better to buy a newer model gps system to avoid some of the issues I experienced. When I did finally get the other items I needed, it worked very well. Bottom line is unless you purchase this gps with everything that you need already included, it would not be a wise investment. Now, if the unit you buy has all the updates and is configured to your area then you'll be fine.
Summary: This was my first car GPS and my first Garmin product. The unit is well built, easily figured out and functions top notch. The mount is great, screen easy to see and the sound good and crisp. I am a bit put off, however, by Garmin's greed by selling the unit with outdated maps and database, then asking for $50 for an update disc on a brand new product! This is unacceptable. Here's some examples of bad data I've found in just a week of local use.
Summary: [10/12/05]...it broke one month after I bought it. The unit kept resetting itself, losing saved data (home, favorites, etc., but not losing the maps on the SD card). First it would happen every few days, then it got more frequent until it became unusable, turning off and on constantly until the battery would die. This leads me to comment on Garmin tech support. Once you get to talk to them, they're nice and helpful.
Excerpt: This unit came free with my car, otherwise I would have returned it for a full refund. After having it for less than 2 weeks, the unitcompletely crashed and would not operate (even after using the reset button.) It was replaced under warranty by the dealer, but then my problems really started. The new unit would not work with the maps that came with the original. It needed an unlock code.
Pros: Came free with the car
Cons: Poor Support, Poor Satelite Reception, Inaccurate POI, User POI limited
Excerpt: Me and my dad had been looking for a GPS system for his car for a little while, there are soo many to choose from but we opted for the Garmin StreetPilot C320. When the product first arrived we weren't sure how difficult the system would be to set up but it was relativily easy to install and easy to mount on the dashboard. The Garmin StreetPilot has pre installed maps and POI's for the whole of the UK. Once set up the screen clarity and clearness is unbelievably good.
Excerpt: I recently decided to invest in a satellite navigation system as I was going on a driving holiday to France and as my French wasn't too good, didn't fancy having to ask for directions. After much research I opted for the GARMIN C-320 StreetPilot model as it had all the features I wanted and was competitively priced plus it promised pre-loaded maps of France which was ideal for my trip. ~~~ In The Box ~~~ The Unit itself. USB cable USB wall charger with European adaptors.
Pros: Easy to use, compact, efficient
Cons: Slightly fiddly setup, need a computer to set up
Summary: Ce GPS n'est pas le dernier cri de la technologie et souffre d'un processeur lent. Les GPS ont progressé en 5 ans et TOM TOM semble avoir dépassé GARMIN dans ce domaine. Pendant 3 ans, je n'ai pas eu de problème, il a fonctionné à merveille, mais les cartographies ont vieillit et il s’avère que le C320 peine dans le recalcule des itinéraires, il n'est pas assez précis sur les voies de sortie d'autoroute et manque de précision dans les itinéraires choisis.
Pros: GPS europe, Bonne autonomie de la batterie, bonne synhése vocale .
Cons: Lourd, plantage, probléme de reception sattelite dans le temps, cartographie chére .
Summary: Dopo l'aggiornamento del sw è andato molto meglio anche se in generale ha un sw non paragonabile con un analogo Tom Tom sia per versatilità, che per funzioni che per velocità. La sezione radio mi sembra precisa anche se l'aggancio è piuttosto lento ( anche dai tre ai cinque minuti). Molto macchinoso il sistema di aggiornamento delle mappe e per niente chiaro il sito Garmin.
Summary: A finales de julio compre el c320 con mapas de europa ya que el 9 de agosto voy a realizar un viaje por europa y me parecia interesante, lo he utilizado por cerca de mi domicilio y a veces se equivoca en las rutas que yo conozco y que son mejores que las ofrecidas por el navejador, pero bueno aceptable, lo que no es aceptable es que compre un producto con mapas de europa y esten bloqueados, la asistencia de la web de garmin aun no la he recibido (pese a solicitarla),...
Cons: SERVICIO TECNICO, NO CASTELLANO, PROBLEMAS MAPAS