Warning, Magellan has Serious Quality Issue: Please Read!
D. Martel "Making it happen", Amazon
12 September 2010
Summary: Before you waste $70-$90 on a Magellan 3200 series GPS, google search the term "Magellan Blue Screen" and discover that there is a huge issue with the reliablility of these GPS. A very common occurance within a year is a freeze at start up. Rendering the device in-operable and often out of warranty.
Summary: I purchased this item on late 2008, by early 2009 Magellan had to replace it. By early 2010 it quit completely not before I have paid a subscription to traffic lynks and purchase a new OEM charging cable directly from Magellan.
Summary: Super easy to use and excellent maps. I did take advantage of Magellans offer to update the installed maps. The maps were great before I did and excellent and totally up to date since I did. Due to an emergency the other night I had to go to to a new neigborhood and street that I did not know.
Summary: Works great out of the box. Windshield mount is excellent. The maps and text-to-speech directions accurate. Upgraded to latest firmware with no issues. Order thru web late on a Sunday and it arrived on Tuesday with regular shipping. One negative is that a new gps unit is shipped with old maps.
Summary: I purchased the Magellan Maestro 3250 after having tried a couple of other Magellan models. I was sadly disappointed with the 3250 after finding out that the maps were extremely outdated. To make the situation worse, no updates have been made available for this product.
Summary: Purchased the Magellan 3250 GPS just before embarking on a 5-week East Coast Trip. Didn't even have time to put the CD in my computer to check out the manual. Basically we did pretty good using it by trial and error.
Summary: A very good unit and I am very pleased with the 3250. Yes, you have to hold the button for a count of two seconds, let go, and it turns on a second later,,, but deal. And yes, to turn it off, you have to hold the button for about three to four seconds before it does turn off,, again,, big deal.