Summary: This device is out of date and can not be updated through the Magellan Website. They no longer support nor update the maps for this item. I found out this the hard way. After buying one of them I tried to update the maps only to be told it could NOT be updated.
Summary: The Pros: A good starter unit. This is an overall good GPS for an older unit. The display is clear and easy to read, the map displays direction, time and speed, as well as the name of the street you are on. Trip mapping display is even more informative and easy to follow.
Overall: Worth the investment, but have a mapbook handy.
2 July 2011
Summary: GPS is very helpful for me when driving in San Francisco. It gives me the best route thru the City. Also great for the Oakland Hills with it winding roads, and tight turns. Using a GPS really takes alot of stress away from driving. Negatives: Buying a used GPS means you get an outdated software.
Summary: got this off of ebay for backup unit find it be very reponsive gets you werw you need to go dont like the 79.95 magellan trys to charge for map update goin to get traffic kit to see how that works like i said nice gps
Summary: the Magellan GPS is the best i have ever used.when the company made the maps ,they went into detail and covered all the bases. it works in all the small and out of the way towns and cities, it even has the country roads and trails in their maps.
Summary: I have had my model 4040 for years and love it. It has saved me quite a few times. I was lost in Washington, D.C. at night and used my 4040 to take us to the nearest place to rest for the night. I would not be without it. Someday when I need to replace it, it will be a Magellan!