Summary: Had it several years without a problem. I get regular map and traffic updates from TomTom that I have to pay for. I see most modern units seem to have Lifetime updates that are subscription free
Summary: This TomTom has been a helpful companion, especially when I downloaded the French maps for last summer's holiday. It is very useful on a number of fronts. Its one glitch is its tendency to take a direct route through B class roads, even when the setting is at 85% motorway use. That said, it has always got us there. On busy motorway intersections it is a blessing, giving confidence and lowering blood-pressure!
Summary: Used this for a few years now, has served me well. The additional FM traffic aerial has saved my bacon a few times too. The battery is tired now, but I might replace it for a few pounds, and hope to get a few more years out of the Tomtom.
Excerpt: This unit replaced my other tomtom software that I used on a HP iPaq. Boy was it a difference - The feel when you take it out of the box was so great that you feel immediately that this has to cost more. The colour the feel and finish were just amazing. The screen size was BIG I mean real BIIIIG- it is about 4.3 inches The box also come with a car charger and windscreen mount , very handy. The battery life a full charge was about 3-4 hrs.
Summary: The unit itself is quite robust and is good when it works. But, TomTom's software, especially updates, is riddled with bugs leading to very real frustration when things that did work do not after any firmware, software, map update
Summary: I bought this satnav from best digital market-through Amazon , because it was a 'Which' best buy. The sat-nav works great-its only downfall was the speed camera database is poor. 5 local speed cameras were missing, and they have been there for years.I cannot rely on it.
Summary: I have changed the star rating from 4 to 1 as this unit is no longer a good buy at the current prices. You can now get a later model tom tom for far less money and even european maps. I would get one with the new windscreen mount. I have left in my original review below which would still stand if the price was drammatically reduced. I bought the go 520 after reading about the latest map guarantee.
Excerpt: I bought the TomTom 520 sat nav recently. I have never had sat nav before and I really don't know why! I am the type of person who can get lost going home so really don't know how this one passed me by. I love my go520!! One of the main reasons I bought this particular model was the fact that I can also use it as a blue tooth so once I have paired my phone with it if its switched on I can talk through it to answer my phone which I find great!