Summary: Pros: The "Only" Pro I can see in the gps was when the mailman drove away with it, to Return to Sender. Cons: If you have never heard the phrase "When Possible Make A Legal U-Turn" then you should get this gps, the possibilities are endless.
Summary: This is by far the worst GPS i have ever owned. the first three times i tried it , i used it on routes i knew, just to test the units maps. and against my older 4040. Let me tell you , i was more than frustrated.This thing had me making U turns every time i turned a corner.Also the routes were more...
Summary: I don't know how long this unit has been out but there are bugs that even Magellan has not yet fixed. Map updates and program updates can't be executed because the unit is not always loaded properly into the computer. I had to return it to Magellan to update the program and maps.
Summary: This Magellan 4045-LM is the best GPS with the most useful options I have found on the market. I have tried Garmin & Tom Tom as well. But this Magellan Road-Mate has all the most useful options for highway travel I have tried.
Summary: I bought the Magellan RoadMate 5045-LM GPS out of nasessity because my old Magellan Maestro 4370 had died on me when I was on my way to pick up a large settlement for the law firm I work for and God forbidd, gotten lost. I also bought it for the free life time Maps.
Summary: As someone who owns an Android phone with Google Navigation I thought my owning a stand alone GPS days were over simply because, well, I have a GPS on my phone for free so who needs to buy one now.
Summary: This was my third Magellan and probably my last, it like the others just died shortly after 1 year. So what is the point of lifetime maps and traffic. During the time I have gone through these three Magellans my wife's Garmin has continued to operate with no problems.
Summary: We've had many GPS devices in the past and always keep coming back to this one. The bell that lets you know without looking that you're on the right path with turns and direction is invaluable. Allows us to know without taking eyes off the road that we're following the directions correctly.