Summary: I received from Amazon the Magellan Maestro 4350 yesterday. This GPS is now on it's way back to Amazon just after 24 hours... The Good: 1) Has a lot of features. 2) Easy User Interface. 3) AAA Handbook in one small device.
Summary: The features and price of the 4350 are impressive. The routing, at least for me, was anything but. Maybe that's the reason the price of the 4350 has dropped like a rock since it was released in September 2008. The poor routing is my biggest complaint and was very concerning.
Summary: THE BIGGEST GRIPE: UNIT FROZE WHILE I WAS ON THE HIGHWAY AND DON'T KNOW WHICH EXIT TO TAKE. A FINE TIME TO FREEZE UP WHEN I NEED IT THE MOST! UPDATING SOFTWARE DIDN'T HELP! The Pros are: a. Ding dong bell chimes alerting you to make the turn. b.
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.
Strange routing, errors, crashes, avoid the product
Amazon Customer, Amazon
20 December 2008
Summary: I've had this for a year now, and it crashes usually every 2 or 3 trips, which is annoying enough, but it has other problems. For one thing, it warns about curves in the road, but says nothing about some intersections, requiring me to look at the screen when I'd expect some guidance.
Summary: The Magellan Maestro 4350 was broken right out of the box. I tried to use it on a trip to Stroudsburg, Pa. First it would not accfept the Building number of the motel. Then I set it just for a routing to the city.
Good unit, good price.... well, maybe not so good after all....
20 December 2008
Summary: I always used to scorn GPS units, preferring the time tested method of map and compass (often to the dismay of passengers when I'd hand over a map and ask them to find where we were at on it for me). When I needed a better set of directions, I'd just print something off the internet.
Summary: Bought the Maestro 4350 because it was 'endorsed' by AAA and had wanted a GPS for my car while on road trips. Functionality was good for a couple months; SD card slot was a plus for music, although the speakers were barely loud enough to overcome average road noise.
Summary: UPDATED 1/2/11: One of the worst products I have ever bought. I returned the first one to Magellan after this signal locking problem perpetuated for far too long. It was under the 1 year warranty so they sent me a new one. The signal locking problem was better, but not perfect.