Summary: I was given this GPS as a gift by my husband. He bought a refurbished model here on Amazon. I was skeptical about using a GPS but was a believer after a trip to New York City. Unfortunately, several months later the unit just locked up while I was driving. Luckily I had paper directions as back up.
Product is POS, and Magellan Support is even worse!
T. J. Vise, Amazon
11 September 2009
Summary: Bought this item tonight at Best Buy. Opened and installed it in the parking lot. I live on a state highway and the thing couldn't do street numbers on a state highway. OK, maybe the maps are 30 years old, nope got home and looked up the Magellan website, 1 year old, this highway is one of the...
Summary: I cannot rate it with 0 star; otherwise, it should be 0 star. I bought this GPS at Best Buy for $150 before my trip to CA a month ago. I updated it with the newest software and tested it for a whole month. It worked very well and I like it very much'during my testing.
Summary: I was happy with the physical product, but it is worthless now because the most current map is from 2009 and Magellan is not providing anything newer. I won't buy another Magellan product. Please note that "lifetime maps" means Magellan's idea of a 3 year lifetime for the device.
Summary: I gave my old TomTom to my son and actually went to Best Buy to purchase another one. However, the salesman showed me a Magellan Maestro 4370 that was on a really good sale. I was hesitant because I didn't know alot about Magellan and knew that TomTom made a good GPS.
Summary: I will not sugarcoat my experience with Magellan, it has been awful. The units (I bought two), freeze unexpectedly, overheat routinely, and I've been trying to return them to Magellan. Tech support is in the Phillipines and is absolutely the worst I've ever experienced.
Summary: I purchased the 4370 from Circuit City on sale. The unit consistently overheats and shut downs during long trips. I would suspect from opening unit up that adequate heat dissipation was not designed into the unit. DO NOT BUY.