Summary: Pros: I have yet to find one. Cons: This is an obsolete model with very old maps, perhaps 6-7 year old. Manufacturer does not provide any support, upgrading the maps is more expensive than a new GPS itself, of the same brand. The 20 GB hard drive it boasts can only be used to store manufacturer's software and nothing else, no MP3 or any other data making this hard drive space totally useless.
Summary: Bought this due to its price. I immediately encountered outdated maps. No problem - just download the update from the website right? Right - for $99!! They sell me an outdated semi useless device and want me to pay $99 to update to what it should have been when I bought it? I don't think so. Called the useless customer service people. "Nothing we can do, sorry." Wrote email. No response. Called customer service again. "Sorry, nothing we can do.
Summary: I've owned this unit for almost a year. And I can say it will get you to your destination, it's easier to use than it's competitor, and the voice is soothing, but that's all the positives. Now for the negatives. The windshield mount is a joke. Every now and then the mount will come off and the unit will fall either on your lap or the floor of your car. Imagine this when you're on a highway. It's happened to me at least a half dozen times on the highway.
Summary: Very slow start-up (sometimes 5-10 minutes to acquire a signal.) This is incredibly annoying when you need to get somewhere and must pull over and wait several minutes for directions. Five minutes seems like an eternity when you're running late. I'm no GPS engineer, but I believe the unit is slow because the antenna/hardware sucks, and no amount of software upgrades will fix this - especially in newer cars with heat reflective coatings in the windshield.
Summary: It takes minutes to find its position. I once drove from Sacramento, CA to San Francisco, CA. With the open sky in the central California Valley, the Magellan found its position when I passed Stockton, CA (50 minutes after the trip started). After I stopped for gas there and the Magellan took minutes again to find its position. I promptly returned the Magellan and got the Navman PiN 100 for half the price.
Summary: I decided to go with the Roadmap 700 at the end of April, and I have had nothing but problems with it and the manufacter. It takes at least 30 minutes to get a lock on a position. I live 30 miles north of Boston in a major metro area!! The screen will lock up at times and not move for 20-30 minutes. The touch screen has a mind of its own and the manual controls are sticking and not responsive...