Summary: Magellan GPS is "OK". It beats having nothing. I purchased their top end unit after having great success with Magellan GPS in my Hertz rentals. Don't know why exactly, but there is almost no similarity between the consumer and commercial lines. Navigation is a B+ on a generous day.
Summary: SUMMARY OF REVIEW: Great features, great price but I went through two of these GPS units and they both QUIT for no good reason and NEVER TURNED ON AGAIN. They also had other issues. Read on...
Richard F. Eggleton "Stuck in Traffic in LA", Amazon
22 April 2011
Summary: Good thing Amazon provides a 30 day return policy. I bought this unit because I had great experiences with my 5 year old subscription based Magellan GPS. But right out of the box the Traffic Link did not work. I called Magellan's tech support to figure out the problem.
Summary: My first navigator was a tomtom one which I had for 2 years. I was very happy with its overall function but was looking for an upgrade (bigger screen, etc). I got this Magellan based on consumer reports recs and have not been happy with it.
Summary: I purchased the Magellan 1445T to replace a Garmin 265wt The Garmin turned out to be a very disappointing purchase. It failed to find the first address entry and it also was not able to display the streets immediately surrounding this address either.
Summary: When I purchased the Magellan 1445T I did not see anywhere in the information about receiving unwanted advertisements on my GPS. I do not want to receive this SPAM when I use my GPS, if this is required then Magellan should tell you up front about this feature that can not be turned off.