You cannot beat this deal with upgraded maps free!!
Michael Countryman "mike the camera man", Amazon
22 June 2009
Summary: Ok I received this unit a short while ago and was concerned about all the other reviewers stating that the maps are outdated like 2006 maps. And they had also stated that it would cost 80.00 to update to the 2008-2009 maps. Well I decided to give it a try anyways and I am so glad I did.
Summary: I bought the Magellan 4040 off the goldbox deal a few weeks back. First of all, there's absolutely no sign to say the unit is refurbished except the sticker on the box. Unit is in mint condition with no scratches whatsoever and all the accessories are new.
Summary: After months of research and reading review after review on the various gps units I came upon a very interesting review on this site. The person suggested that most of the negative comments he read, and researched these comments, were probably due to outdates software.
Summary: Why haven't I already purchased this product? It made my drive stress free on a recent vacation. Gives you many indications of where to turn and gives you verbal indications at 2, 1, and 1/2 mile increments. Allows you to setup multiple destinations under the trip planner.
Summary: This is my first GPS. My research indicated that the Garmin 680 is top dog and the 4040 is a good alternative. Given the price difference, the 4040 seemed like an outstanding deal. So far, it has been very easy to use and I haven't needed the manual.
Summary: Made our recent trip to Florida the best we could have hoped for. We decided to take a trip to Florida and just wander around not to the normal tourist things but things that are out of the way. Magellan made it the best trip ever, even finding roads that we couldn't find on maps.
Summary: Used this for a trip to Longmont, CO right our of the box. Didn't read the manual & it was still pretty easy to do the routing. Forgot the car adapter to keep the battery charged so used it when we needed directions to get to our destination hotel.
Summary: Please note that this review covers the 4050. However, this unit is the same as the 4040 with two exceptions. On the 4040 both the voice command and traffic kit are optional, additional purchases. Do you really need a GPS device?? If you are reading this review the answer is probably yes.
I've got 3 Garmins and the 4040 is an excellent GPS.
J. Sandbakken, Amazon
1 September 2007
Summary: I've had the Magellan Maestro 4040 for about 2 weeks and picked it up at Costco for a great price. I've been a GPS user for about 10 years and own a variety of solid Garmin products. I was skeptical on switching to Magellan but I'm glad I took the chance.
Summary: OK, here it is..the review you've really wanted to read! I'm a retired Postal worker but currently working full time as a computer network assistant manager for a medium sized environmental company with six satellite offices.