Summary: I bought the magellan 5045LM for my parents. I have the garmin Nuvi and for the most part like it; however at times it gets very confused and it doesn't give you as early notice for upcoming turns as the Magellan. Thus I purchased the Magellan for my parents.
Summary: I really expected more from Magellan, the screen size is excellent but it is slow to react to changes such as wrong turns. Initial start up is super slow and it takes a long time to connect to the satellite.
Summary: I bought my first Magellan GPS in 1999 when the product consisted of a big hard drive that sat on the floor of my car and was connected to a handset and an external antenna. I currently own a fairly new Magellan Maestro that still works, but decided to buy this model (5045-LM) so I wouldn't have to...
Summary: Before traveling to Italy, I purchased this model because I could not upgrade my model 1412 for the Europe region. While it was helpful, I was not pleased that the map did not show the towns along the route like my 1412.
Summary: Pros: -Fast start-up/shutdown times. -Larger screen makes it easier to use for both right or left hand positions. -Battery charge lasts surprisingly long. Can turn it on/off for up to 4 days after full charge. -Free lifetime updates on the LM model.
Summary: We bought this unit to replace our Garmin GPS. We had a Magellan many years ago, and like its look and feel. We chose this Magellan because it shows you how the GPS will guide you by offering road to road directions to the destination. We returned it because the unit does not turn on each time.
Summary: I did not buy this model, and here is why: If you visit the magellan website, this product is listed at 219.99, so someone please explain the $60.00 mark-up in price to $279.99! Amazon is supposed to have deals, not inflated prices. Very unhappy about this since it seems like a decent product.
Summary: Before I begin this review - let me say that I've owned and operated a TomTom, Garmin, and a Pharos GPS unit, so when I say the Magellan 5045-LM is the best GPS I've owned - that means something. First of all - right out of the package - I noticed how big and clear the screen is.
Summary: I have owned this unit @ 90days now and it has yet to get me to the right destination. the first trip I used it for was back in june 2011 . My wife,brother-inlaw,sister-inlaw,and I made a trip to Nags Head NC. this is about 150 miles from my home.
Summary: After having gone through a TomTom GPS (which I loved but couldn't stand that it wouldn't turn on and off with the car), and most recently a Garmin Nuvi, which fixed the problem I had with the TomTom but was extremely slow and filled the screen with ads for Red Lobster coupons, I returned both and...