Summary: I've been driving around on a Magellan 860 for the last couple of years and have logged about 40,000 miles on it. As a last minute gift I bought the 5045 for my wife and then we went on college road trips for my daughter. The unit was flawless. My favorite features are the road sign prompts and the multiple destination trip sets. I bought two more for myself and my daughter when we finally get her a car. LOVE IT.
Summary: I bought the Magellan 5045-LM GPS mostly for its features with lifetime traffic and maps update. I love using it especially the one touch address feature and lane assist that make this unit so easy to use, it can also keep you moving with its AAA one touch feature.
Continue to be satisfied with the Magellan RoadMate 5045
1 May 2011
Summary: I have had several GPS devices. Most have been Magellan, but one was Garmin. It too was more than satisfactory, but did not annunciate upon arrival or at turns. I find that a helpful addition in Magellan. The screen in the 5045 is quite large and easy to read during the day and at night. If you are in the market for a GPS, you will not be disappointed if you buy the 5045 model.
Summary: Just received the GPS and took it out of the box. Plugged it in to my car and was amazed at how large the display is. I shouldn't have any trouble viewing the screen. Will try to use it in the next day or two.