Summary: The Magellan 4700 has a lot of neat features which my older Garmin did not have, but at least the Garmin didn't continually mistake driveways for state highways. Obviously the map data base is lacking in accuracy. But, the 4700 has a nice feature of displaying the overhead freeway signs and coloring the correct ones a different shade of green.
"Lots of Features but GUTLESS where it counts CANADA EH?"
9 July 2010
Pros: Large 4.7? screen Auto-completion when entering addresses Padded skin to protect while not in use included OneTouch shortcut buttons very useful Side of the Road announcing for your destination a plus
Cons: I had a list of approx 18 items that were very substandard and gltchy with this model but 250 characters doesn't even come close to how many CONS I found with this unit after using it for 6 months
Summary: We purchased this after returning a Garmin 755T (which I also reviewed) because we had terrible routing issues with that unit. We then took the same test trip with the Magellan that we took with the Garmin to Myrtle Beach. The Magellan had perfect routing on every trip we took whether it was for hundreds of miles or just ten miles. The route was consistent and took us the fastest way each time.