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Magellan RoadMate 1470
4.9 out of 10

Magellan RoadMate 1470

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Reviews and Problems with Magellan RoadMate 1470

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Overall 2
2.0

Will Effortlessly Provide Hours of Unbelievable Rage and Disappointment

M. Bennett "Fully Itemized Deductions", Amazon
13 February 2010
  • Summary: Let me be blunt: For the sake of your sanity, do not, DO NOT, buy this GPS unit. I received one from my girlfriend as a Christmas present, and was delighted with its service. I work mostly from my car, and visit multiple sites each week. Having the Magellan made me faster and safer.
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Overall 2
2.0

Magellan and I do not get along

Pathfinder "Path", Amazon
4 February 2010
  • Summary: Ordered one then followed all instructions carefully turned off all "stuff" on the pc including Virus software. Downloaded all the updates installed them. The unit froze prior to the main menu. Could not reinstall the update and it didn't work.
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Overall 2
2.0

wonderful....when it works

R. Durnell "beccalk", Amazon
27 December 2009
  • Summary: I have always rented cars w/navigation through hertz (they use Magellan navigation systems). I finally decided that it would be worth my money to just buy a system rather than keep throwing money out the window renting a system for a week at a time, so I went with what seemed like one of the latest...
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Overall 2
2.0

Mediocre at best

Randy Bennett, Amazon
15 May 2009
  • Summary: I've had this product for about two years. I've already gone thru two mounts because the suction cups seem to repeatedly fail. Mounts cost about $15 each, excluding shipping. The touchscreen is very unreliable.
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Overall 2
2.0

BAD Experience

Lance Henry, Amazon
15 May 2009
  • Summary: Bought it in full confidence of Magellan. The error message (after looking for nearly any address) says "system needs to be restarted for better performance. wait while your information is being saved" Constantly annoying and unless you save every address in your address book, it will keep giving...
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Overall 2
2.0

Disappointing product with rotten customer service

Bill Clinton, Amazon
15 May 2009
  • Summary: I purchased this product to replace a five year old Garmin; could not enter most of my addresses as the map database did not recognize the cities/towns; seems to want townships (?) which no one uses in this area. Tried via zipcode, coudl not find addresses already in my five year old Garmin.
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Overall 2
2.0

Shame on Magellan

Lane, Amazon
15 May 2009
  • Summary: We purchased the Roadmate 1470 days before our month long roadtrip. Day two into the trip the unit began to fail with a message stating it needed to shut down. This rendered the GPS totally useless for our trip.
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Overall 2
2.0

Terrible Maps

Pam Beahm, Amazon
15 May 2009
  • Summary: I have had a Magellan in the past and it was great. This one is the worst ever. I am driving on Hwy 101, along the ocean. It kept telling me to turn left, guess it thought I had a boat. There were no roads only cliff and ocean. Then it would say take the next right.
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Overall 2
2.0

Disappointed...

Luffy, Amazon
15 May 2009
  • Summary: I give it one star for the careless about firmware update. Many people have bricked their units after updated to firmware 2.20. But it's been months and Magellan still do nothing about it. Not even pulling off the faulty firmware from the site.
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Overall 2
2.0

Poor unit

Brad R, Amazon
15 May 2009
  • Summary: Great unit if it worked. Pros: Nice screen great menu Cons: muffled voice Map lags behind Routing is a joke Insists on U turns like crazy. AAA is outdated. It still shows a gas station in my area that was closed 2 years ago.
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