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.
The Magellan 5045 is a valuable tool for any driver at a reasonable cost.
3 November 2011
Summary: I spend a few hours a week looking for local addresses and would rather focus on traffic than be distracted looking at street signs. My Mother has a Magellan and is even able to find our house with no problems so I gave it a try. I really like the large display because it is easy to see.
Summary: The Magellan 5045 is a very nice GPS unit. I've had two other GPS units from other manufacturers and while both of them were decent this one is the best I've used. Pros: The 5 inch screen is nice, quite bright and very easy to read. The voice while somewhat electronic is easy to understand.
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.
Dr A "A reader of biographies, history, and other non-fiction", Amazon
23 September 2011
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.