Summary: Sorry to say that the TomTom XXL540 crashed when I tried to update the maps;this happened to my previous XXL540 also this may be why this model was discontinued;I dought that the company will do any thing about this problem. So if anyone has a XXL540;I would not try to update its maps. The XXL is a fine GPS so do not update its maps!!!!!!
Summary: I am glad that TomTom discontinued this model. Because of its low memory, one has to store away its current map North America, for example, for the maps of Europe, and that takesmany hours-- I mean it takes over 12 hours! Once you have the map loaded it works fine. Mine lost its touch screen function after three years of use and I just purchased the newer model that comes with preloaded maps of Europe and the North America.
Summary: If you are going to Europe and will be renting a car, this will save your mariiage. Or your friensdship. "Hey, I guess I really do want to visit Portofino after all. Can we go by the scenic route?" You could try that with a roadmap, and you will probably meet more Italians than you had counted on for you r entire trip. Or, you can use this. You make the call. We have loaned ours to friends, and they have both agreed it wass a "marriage-saver".
Summary: I have traveled extensively by car in Europe, and this summer I was determined to forgo trying to navigate with maps, and found the TomTom XXL 540S World Traveler GPS. It suited our needs because it was preloaded with maps of Europe, and I have never used a GPS there before now. The TomTom did not disappoint; I bought ours via Amazon Warehouse Deals and got a brand new one, albeit sans box and instructions, for nearly half-price.
Summary: Thank God that I got this as a gift. This is the worst GPS User interface I used, and I used many due to my continues traveling.
Pros: Accurate Maps, quick start (locates satellites quickly)
Cons: worst Interface, need to press hard on screen., one mistake and you will have to rewrite everything again., for some reason, every time I try to save my home location, it change to an older home location.