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Magellan Maestro 3100

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Reviews and Problems with Magellan Maestro 3100

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2.0

GPS purchase

cwolv2, Ebay
10 November 2009
  • Summary: Granted, it gets me where I want to be, but takes me clear across the map until I do get there. I always choose the fastest time option and it will litterally drag me along every scenic route. It took me 9 hours to make a 5 hour trip, and 5 hours to make a 3 1/2 hour trip... Plus, I have to wiggle the 12V charger or else the GPS plugged in will say the battery's dying. Not my favorite purchase..
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Overall 2
2.0

Magellan Maestro 3100

skelton_j1982pmsv, Ebay
15 July 2008
  • Summary: I personally don't like the magellan Maestro 3100. I never had a problem receiving satellite signals. But, this thing is worthless in the city (St.Louis). The signals bounce all over the buildings and will suddenly re-route you because it thinks your on the next block over. Also, I do a lot of random road trips on curvy backroads, they never show up. Its kind of nice to know when the next sharp curve is coming up if your on unfamiliar roads.
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Overall 2
2.0

Buyer beware...info about product unclear and no support!

chrssher, epinions.com
9 January 2008
  • Summary: Be absolutely certain you understand the limitations - and don't expect any service after the sale.
  • Pros: don't know - couldn't ever use it
  • Cons: nonexistent customer support after the sale
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2.0
Value for money 2
2.0

GPS still in the box

Overstock
8 January 2008
  • Summary: Unable to figure out how to attach. Thought I was buying a convertible and could transfer between 2 cars. Haven't been able to figure out how to attach to 1 car. CD Rom is not helpful. Still have it in box. No customer service to contact that I know of.
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Overall 2
2.0
Value for money 2
2.0

GPS still in the box

Overstock
8 January 2008
  • Summary: Unable to figure out how to attach. Thought I was buying a convertible and could transfer between 2 cars. Haven't been able to figure out how to attach to 1 car. CD Rom is not helpful. Still have it in box. No customer service to contact that I know of.
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Overall 2
2.0

Inexpensive Bare Bones Model, but has glitches

mccullsc, epinions.com
29 December 2007
  • Excerpt: The Magellan 3100 we were given as a gift seemed to work OK at first.
  • Pros: Inexpensive. Purchased for $129 on black Friday, day after Thanksgiving sale at Sears.
  • Cons: You get what you pay for.
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Overall 2
2.0

DO NOT buy Magellan

Andrew R. Tuthill, Amazon
17 December 2007
  • Summary: When returning a unit under warranty, they replaced it with a cheap model. Their customer service is the worst!! The 3050's are unrepairable so they replace them with cheap models. I will never use a Magellan product again. They will not return calls as promised. You'll be sorry...
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2.0

Magellan 3100

J. Jew, Amazon
11 December 2007
  • Summary: DONT BUY MAGELLAN! Totally unreliable, died when I needed it during a trip in Florida. The Call support center has been outsourced to the Phillipines! I had to send the dead unit to Texas. They have had it for almost one month, cannot fix it and do not have a replacement to ship to me. So I continue to wait in limbo. Will never buy a Magellan again or recommend it to anyone.
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Overall 2
2.0

Danger Will Roberson!!!!!!!!!

John F. Wolverton, Amazon
2 December 2007
  • Summary: Magellan has the worst customer service in ANY industry. My unit stopped working so I called and got a return number and had to mail it to them at my own expense. It came back four weeks later with no repairs made to it. I sent it back again, at my own expense, and received it three weeks later. It now works only on the cool days. If it's to hot outside the unit reboots itself. I started a calling campaign to get this and another item that failed replaced.
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Overall 2
2.0

Was good for about 30 days

Rebecca Cat "Patient Advocate", Amazon
29 November 2007
  • Summary: This is my 3rd GPS, I've had a TomTom & Garmin also. I thought this was better (more accurate) with a few exceptions, such as it doesn't remember your own city, so you have to hand type it in every time and a few other things in setting up for a trip are not as easy as the other 2 models. It was accurate until it gave out in the middle of a trip (in the middle of nowhere) around 9PM. Thankfully I had an atlas w/ me so we could find the rest of the way.
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