Summary: I did not buy this model, and here is why: If you visit the magellan website, this product is listed at 219.99, so someone please explain the $60.00 mark-up in price to $279.99! Amazon is supposed to have deals, not inflated prices. Very unhappy about this since it seems like a decent product.
Summary: Before I begin this review - let me say that I've owned and operated a TomTom, Garmin, and a Pharos GPS unit, so when I say the Magellan 5045-LM is the best GPS I've owned - that means something. First of all - right out of the package - I noticed how big and clear the screen is.
Summary: I like Magellan Roadmate 5045 Automotive GPS Receiver because for the first time using this device I'm able to get to my destination on time. Usually, I'm afraid to go long distant or go to a new place on my car in anticipating of getting lost into a wrong direction.
Summary: I have owned this unit @ 90days now and it has yet to get me to the right destination. the first trip I used it for was back in june 2011 . My wife,brother-inlaw,sister-inlaw,and I made a trip to Nags Head NC. this is about 150 miles from my home.
Summary: What a great deal. I got this model with lifetime map & traffic updates for less than the cost of a single map update for my previous model,(Magellan Maestro)plus it has a larger screen. I'm very pleased with this product so far.
Summary: received new out of box, all works and registered ok upgraded soft ware online, like the 5 inch screen better the only thing not as good as could be is the voice tone and clarity, sounds like the female voice has something in her mouth. like the apps and traffic features.
Summary: After having gone through a TomTom GPS (which I loved but couldn't stand that it wouldn't turn on and off with the car), and most recently a Garmin Nuvi, which fixed the problem I had with the TomTom but was extremely slow and filled the screen with ads for Red Lobster coupons, I returned both and...
Summary: I previously had a Magellan which worked well. I bought this particularly due to the fact that it has lifetime maps & traffic. It's a good value for the money & the screen is a nice size and very readable.