Summary: I just found out that my friends SPIII deluxe unit died one week before mine went on the fritz. Both units were ~20 months old. Mine is ignoring key inputs. His died by failing to power up despite the choice of power source. The only consolation is that Garmin is willing to fix them for $225 each.
Summary: The Garmin StreetPilot III Deluxe Package provides you with the basics of a computerized navigation system. We use it in our family van. Our van has the necessary dashboard space for placing/mounting the unit. There is not enough space to place the unit in another car of ours, without it being in the way! The unit itself is reasonably well built and easy to use.
Excerpt: The Street Pilot III is one of Garmin's earlier in-car satellite navigation units. Since this they have given us the Street Pilot 2610, 2620, 2550 and 2650 - all with a few advantages. The SP3 Deluxe gives us the benefit of having all the European maps at street level come with it in the box! So it's great for people wanting to travel Europe.