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.
Summary: So far for me it has been great, the 5" display is a plus specially when your vision at night is not that great. the Lifetime Map is a great feature. The satelite signal in my area was very fast, the controls in the menu area simple and the traffic information is divine. The price was reasonable.
Magellan RoadMate 5045-LM 5-Inch Widescreen Portable GPS Navigator with Lifetime Maps and Traffic
Mr. Muff "Charlee", Amazon
29 October 2012
Summary: I was very disappointed with the Magellan RoadMate 5045-LM GPS unit. It took at least 5-10 minutes each time to program an address due to sluggishness. When I try to program in a street name with double letters (i.e., ee) in the spelling of a streeet, the unit does not allow me to do that.
Summary: I have used this in eastern and western Europe as well as parts of the U.S. and have found it to be a good, reliable product. The few glitches that have happened were minor and usually seem to be the fault of the programmers rather than the unit.
Summary: I have a built in navi in my car, but needed a portable for when I travel and rent cars. This is best I've had. I don't need blue tooth. It is loud enough to hear clearly. A Garmin I once had was barely audible while driving in traffic.
Summary: I bought this GPS because I was tired of getting lost when I would travel to new places or go out of state. It's not a horrible product but it doesn't give the option to avoid the tolls and doesn't even tell you if the route you are taking has them or not.