Summary: These products look nice and seem to have a lot of features and they make you all kinds of promises about how accurate they are and how the maps are updated every two years. Don't believe a word of it. These things are junk and Magellan will leave you high and dry. The routing is a joke. I've wasted so much time following these directions only to find out there was a much easier, quicker way. It's taken me in a complete circle for no apparent reason.
Summary: I received a 4350. It did not work. I got a second one. At least the GPS works but not either the bluetooth or the media center. It does not recognize the SD card with the audio files nor will it connect to my phone. Consumer service is surly and basically nonexistent. Save your money. This product is the worse I have ever seen. Pure garbage.
Summary: I have the 4250 which is awesome, but the 4350 with its advanced features is no good. It freezes up randomly and it takes you on wild goose chases in terms of the navigation. I have almost gotten in to a few accidents as a result of the poor navigation. There are also no map updates so you will be using maps from 2008! I have always had navigation problems since 2008 till today 7/2011 so that was not the cause of the navigation issue.
Summary: The program had flaws which rendered the GPS nearly useless. I returned the Magellan (actually I returned two; neither worked as it should). Finally, I bought a gavin (not spelled correctly, but you all know which I mean) which works just fine. This was a new one, not refurbished. Magellan has a good reputation and I know many people who are happy with it. But, I'd stay away from a factory refurbished.
Summary: First the map and navigation problems: It keeps routing me incorrectly, for example leading me into dead-end streets then saying I've arrived. It once reversed the directions into a mirror image of themselves, saying left when it meant right, and we were seriously late for a doctor's appointment. Recently it directed me to exit the road, took me all around the parking lot of an apartment complex, then back onto the road.
Might work as a paperweight, but horrible as a GPS!
M. M. WEYER, Amazon
28 April 2011
Summary: This was my first GPS. Based on a positive Consumer Reports rating I purchased it factory refurbished. I should have read the customer reviews on Amazon first. It didn't work as a GPS at all. It had old 2008 maps (that can't ever be updated) and couldn't figure out my home address (even when I entered it manually). While driving and trying to follow the directions it produced, it would re-boot itself over and over again, which was very frustrating.
Summary: I bought this GPS because of Magellan's reputation. Now, even though the unit still works great, it is basically dead. Magellan is not supporting map updates for it, even if you want to pay for them. The Maestro 4350 is not on the list of models you can get the just released 2011 map update for. Today I was driving through eastern Kansas on work, and twice it had no clue about the road I was driving on.
Summary: The included maps weren't up to date and Magellan doesn't have any updates for the maps. If you want updates, you have to pay for it through another website that is not associated with Magellan. The only thing you can do is update the program. Also, the traffic updates are only free for three months. You are much better off buying something with lifetime maps and traffic updates.
Summary: The information in this GPS unit was from 2007! I called Magellan and asked where I could find the updates to it. The answer: At this time you cannot update it. The maps were old of course and there were new roads so the GPS was taking me far out of my way, not recognizing the new roads. I returned it and purchased a different unit.
Summary: DON'T BUY A MAGELLAN!!!!!! I have owned a maestro 3140 for only two years. I went on line in December 2010 to download a map update. The latest they had was for 2009. I contacted customer service and was told that they don't support this model any longer. That is pathetic and appalling. Then I'm told about this wonderful "Customer Loyalty Program" where they're going to give me this great discount on a replacement when I send you my old unit. What a joke.