Summary: This device is out of date and can not be updated through the Magellan Website.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. Please before you buy one of these make sure you check the company and see that it can be updated first or that it has a lifetime update for the maps.
Compared 2 4040's side by side,, and Nuvi 360. buy 4040
M. Dutra, Amazon
25 November 2007
Summary: Magellan 4040 purchased 11/19/07 requested a returned 11/26/07 Advise: If you want something to take you to a specific address DON'T BUY a 4040! (SEE update dated 12/01/07 below) The 4040 is a fantastic GPS navigator from point A to B, but fails getting you to C (the finale address)! It gets the major routes right every time. It is getting to the specific address that it fails miserably! My Son also has a 4040.
Summary: Not only did this product malfunction (which I suppose could happen to anyone) but my experience with what passes for "customer service" was bizarre to say the least. In summary after being told I would receieve service in 2 days, then 7-10 business days and then finally being told (as God is my witness this is true) "the repair department has been shut down for maintenace for two weeks" the most amazing thing is no one at anytime ever apologized or expressed the...
Summary: I bought the Maestro 4040 based on a AAA promotion. We were planning a road trip, and I needed the GPS system right away. AAA was not able to supply it, but Amazon could. On receiving the product, I found that the cradle did not fit the unit. I tried calling, faxing, e-mailing Magellan to no avail. We went on our trip using double faced tape to hold the unit in position. The unit worked well, but the double faced tape solution was less than desirable.
Summary: If you buy this unit, you had better hope that you never need support for it from Magellan. Their phone support direct dial number merely dumps you with a 'call cannot be completed' every time you call. If you actually do get to a human, they really don't care much about customer support. My unit shipped with a defective mounting bracket. After numerous calls to support I finally talked to someone in support who promised to send replacement parts.
Excelente para EEUU - Basura Electronica para Mexico
29 October 2009
Conclusion: Yo ya tengo con el mio 2 años y puedo decir que es un excelente GPS que dizque se vende para "Norteamerica" pero no incluye mapas de Mexico (aunque Mexico se localice en esa parte del continente.) Cuando se contacta a la pagina web de Magellan para requerir dichos mapas la respuesta es sencillamente que no estan disponibles y no tienen intencion de producirlos.
Pros: Excelentes mapas de EEUU
Cons: No hay disponibilidad de mapas para latinoamerica ( a excepcion de Puerto Rico)