Summary: Don't buy Magellan if you have Windows XP and you ever plan on upgrading the maps and software. I have spent over 6 hours trying to install Magellan's content manager. Content manager needs to have .net framework installed first. I had .net V1.1 installed, and Content Manager did not work.
Summary: I bought this Magellan 5045-LM because of its updated Screen and Lifetime Map/Traffic Updates. I was so unhappy due to the following: - The unit always tells you that there is 0.2 miles left untill the next turn but the turn was about 300 feet away.
Summary: The GPS sent us in circles. I called Magellan and they told me some models had a software glitch. They tod me not to reorder this model until they worked out the problem. Amazon refunded all my money. These GPS cause too many problems. I'll go to map quest when need and print out diretions.
Summary: I had really high hopes for this GPS. I shopped for quite awhile and owned a Garmin that was due to be updated but decided to replace the unit rather than pay to upgrade. After reading a lot of reviews of the Garmins with quality control issues I opted to give Magellan a try.
Great unit, awesome instruction on highway lane and exit
15 October 2010
Summary: I like this GPS! I've tried older Garmin before and I hated the last-minute indication of turns and its interface. This is what I'm looking for: 1) the touch of input is very responsive- good for youngsters who tend to type or tap quickly. 2) big screen with clear layout of information.
from a previous garmin (2 of them) owner's point of view
Amazon Customer, Amazon
8 October 2010
Summary: I've used garmin for the past 6-7 years and when i lost mine, I replaced it with this. To be honest, i was attracted about the fact that this magellan decvice is bigger (5 inch screen) and supported/ endorsed by AAA services. let me start with cons: CONS: 1.
Summary: I've been a Garmin user for years. I've wanted to upgrade my Garmin for a couple of years, but have been scared off by all the reviews about how all the cool new Garmin features include even more cool new bugs.
Summary: Have had the unit for a few weeks and is all I need in a GPS. Actually dropped it a few times in the truck and it is not a flimsy unit! It doesn't have a lot of "flashy" options like bluetooth etc..
Summary: When it comes to GPS manufacturers, the big three (Garmin, TomTom, and Magellan) all have their followings and their ups and downs. In my history, I've been tempted to jump ship from Magellan, however, I find that Garmin and TomTom's "novelties" of custom voices and sound effects, and their...
Summary: I've had this now for a few months, and so far no problems. Did a map update and firmware all went great. Love the Triple AAA ratings and Highway exit features. The 5" screen makes a big difference, plus they added a new mount for there newer models, the power plug is mounted on the window mount, so...