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. I had one experience where it made me go through an unnecessary toll when traveling to WI ($1.50) and it's frozen on me several times while in use.
Summary: I love my new Magellan RoadMate 5045-LM. I previously had a Magellan from 10 years ago. It gives very precise directions, and alerts me that I have an upcoming turn. It would be very hard to take a wrong turn with this GPS. It is easy to set up, easy to read. My husband has a Tom Tom. I have made several wrong turns with that GPS. The Magellan tells you exactly when to turn and gives you the street name, the Tom Tom does not do this.
Summary: we bought this unit not to long ago, but took me a long time to register it, it is funny I tried to update it and they wanted $ 99.95 for it. I decided not to do it and we got the garmin 50LM with life time maps including south america and all maps are available for a price around us$10.00 in many countries and no one have the magellan maps and this company does not offer maps for other countries unless I am wrong The unit is not the best is not the worst either.
Summary: The Magellan 5045 is very easy to use. The intuitive feature works very well. Side trips and detours are a snap. Want to stop at the nearest MickeyD? Works great. Has all the features that I need to travel without hassle. very inexpensive for all the features included.
Summary: The 5045LM was the second Magellan GPS unit that I purchased. The first died after two years, and I purchased the second because the other GPS products did provide the same level of user friendliness that Magellan did. The 5045LM stopped functioning a little more than 2 months after the warranty expired. Though the customer service tech was extremely helpful, the only offer I received was a trade-in at a discounted purchase price.
Summary: It did not work at all. When you touched the screen it made awful static noises and did not read out directions. When I entered an address, it showed the complete directions but when I started driving it never showed me leaving my starting location. I'm in a big city but I was not around high buildings. It was just terrible.
Summary: I had the unit 5045-LM for about 12 mos. The first one I received was defective and promptly returned and exchanged it. I purchased this unit based on reviews, price, lifetime maps, and the big screen. What are things I do not like about it? 1) It was slow, you pushed the screen buttons and it took a second or two to register. 2) I was using it in orange country this weekend and it couldn't find 2 different addresses that have been there for over 10 years!
Summary: Love it! Easy to use, lane assist is awesome! Received it as a gift and tested it out from home and it is 10 times better than my Garmin App on my I phone. I would love to keep this unit but my 39.99 Garmin App and $1000 double din headunit would become a huge waste. I would suggest to anyone that if you are looking for a solid GPS go for the Magellan before any of the other pretenders.
Summary: I could probably live with the really wacky routes and the unit's inability to recognize points of interest that are very near. But Magellan promises you updates for its maps through their software called "Content Manager." In the last year since I've owned the Roadmate 5045, I've been able to break through to the company servers for a software upgrade twice. Every other time, the server is busy. How often is the server busy? 99.9% of the time.