Summary: the purchase was prompt and i'd purchase from this seller again. the GPS works very good. i also purchased from someone else an external range antenna which gives me a stronger signal from a 50 mile radius.
Summary: Why purchased: Purchased for traveling in new areas. Likes: Is user friendly and portable from one vehicle to another. Likes: Was priced right. Dislikes: Is an older,outdated model,but still works good.
Summary: You should buy a GPS system based on 1 primary criteria, accuracy of directions. The Pioneer system is fast and provides logical directions without constantly providing needless information. Beware of off brands, they can give you illegal directions. I tested a cheap MIO handheld and was being directed to make left turns when you are required to make a right and use a jug handle.
Summary: Snappy little item with lots of demonstrated potential, easy to use, and with just the right kind and amount of travel info displayed at all times without requiring accessing different page levels while enroute. A few quirks that future software updates should certainly take care of. Not very readable in aunlight.
Summary: First I would like to say that this GPS looks great and is small and compact. The screen is extremely bright. And is made by a reputable company: Pioneer. Here's how I break down this GPS: PROS: case looks great, high tech and modern the screen is very bright fast SIRFstar III gps reciever built in lithium battery has a variety of interesting wallpaper on the menu screens only 7/10 of an inch thick lightweight at 7 ounces hardware buttons: Menu, Map and unusual scroll...
Summary: very pleased with mine so far. as others have said - its a shame tel #'s arent included with the POI's. also other gps apparently have more POI. speakerphone is pretty good, i was driving a SUV at 50mph and person on other end couldnt tell i was using hands free. settings are easy to adjust and you dont really need to study the manual to get the most out of it.