I've owned other brands but Magellan is the best on the market. Hands down.
26 February 2013
Summary: You just can't beat the Magellan RoadMate 5045-LM GPS. I already had one in my wife's car and that's why I bought this one. It was brand new and works perfectly. Great product. I highly recommend it to anyone wanting a very reliable and accurate GPS for their vehicle.
Summary: I owned other makes of GPS's and those not lasting long. I rented a car that had a complimentary Magellan in it and I liked much better the way that it provided advance turn advice, made corrections when a wrong turn was made which was frequent with me, etc. (None of that annoying "recalulating.") I purchased a previous version of the Magellan Roadmate very similar to the 5045-LM and used it for about two years.
Overall this unit is easy to use, program, and will do all you need it to d
10 February 2013
Summary: This GPS will do most all you need. Sometimes new streets give a problem as the unit will not allow them to be placed into the address position. I find it very good for finding places by using the POI.
Summary: There was no way to have this device connect to a computer to do software and map updates. I spent hours with Magellan technicians to solve this problem. It is not an issue with the Windows operating systems because the problem persisted in XP, Vista and Windows 7 computers. There is no solution to date.
Summary: Good quality, bought used still a great product. Had a Road Mate with a 3.5 inch screen it was a good GPS till someone stole it. The 5 inch screen is about the only difference my sons have other brands the Megellan works the best for me.