Test it in an area you're familiar with. Make sure it's updated.
27 April 2014
Summary: My first GPS (a Magellan 3250) turned out to not be able to download updates. Nobody told me that. So, after contacting Magellan about it, their only suggestion was to "upgrade" to a newer one that could update. They told me about their "buy back program", that essentially requires me to send in my old GPS and get a rebate off a new one. After looking at the list, I thought the RoadMate 5265-T would be the best and least expensive model. Best of all, it could be updated.
Summary: I did a lot of research prior to purchasing the Roadmate 5265. The bluetooth feature is nice, but I haven't quite mastered it yet. Lifetime updates are definitely worth a little extra in the purchase price.
Summary: Have been on vacation and have tried using the GPS with poor success, twice have been directed incorrectly to destination. I will continue using until I return home, but am seeiously thinking of returning the device.
Summary: I bought this unit from COSTCO at Christmas. I used it for a month and noticed a number of problems with map and traffic information being out-of-date. In February, I tried to go online and update the software and maps using the Magellan Content Manager. I spent about a week and was never able to get it to download the updated info. The Magellan Tech Support was useless and just increased the amount of time I wasted.