Summary: My first GPS was the Tomtom 130, very similar to this 140-S. When that 130 quit working, I wanted to get another one similar to it for several reasons. First, I liked the size. The larger screens may be nice, but this 3.5 inch always worked for me. Like the compact form.
Summary: I purchased this after my long, satisfactory experience with a TomTom One Third Edition (a good basic model GPS). The new features provided by this model are the "IQ Routes", Lane Assist, EasyPort mount and spoken street (and freeway exit) names.
Summary: I bought a Tomtom GPS a few years ago...the newest model, was around $500...and this small and compact model is by far a better investment at a fraction of the cost. I read about it in Consumer Reports and thought I'd give it a try and I'm glad I did too.
Summary: At first I was very happy with my TomTom. It was fairly easy to set up; the manual directions are just pictures which I think is supposed to be helpful, but ends up being a little confusing. Regardless once I had it in my car it worked fine and gave easy and quick directions. Then I had an issue.
Summary: My last Tom Tom was stolen out of my car b/c I had left it hanging. I chose this as a replacement for the price and attributes. I like that the part that attaches to the windshield is now connected to the actual device.
Summary: I will admit that this is the first one that I've owned one (I dabbled with another brand, but I found it confusing), so maybe there is better out there, but my overall summary is that it's a very good GPS without the bells and whistles.
Summary: I wrote up a review for the TomTom but it must have not saved?!? Anyways, to make a long story short....setting this thing up is a pain in the @$$! It is not hard, but takes up to 4 hours. Back it up first, then delete some voices (I kept 2).
Summary: We needed something we could use right now, today, this minute. There is no "how to manual" to use when you are driving and all the little one that comes with it does is tell you how to turn it on and to go on line for assistance. Try that when you are in a strange city!
Summary: Works well as expected (we owned a TomTom previously). Text to speech has funny pronunciation sometimes, but it's nice to have this feature in a navigator of this price. PC (or Mac) software allows easy update and backup of the navigator.