Magellan GPS - Never, never, for the love of God, buy a Magellan, period!!
Magellan Roadmate GPS - Complaint
CALIFORNIA -- I am a traveling field service technician, I log over 1,000 miles a week. Time spent traveling is time not spent servicing customers, plain and simple.
My Garmin Nuvi 205 was dropped from support a while ago, no more map updates, new roadways missing from my travel routes, so I needed a new GPS.
Bought the Magellan Roadmate with Lifetime Maps and Live Traffic Reports.
To make a long story short, the Magellan is retarded in every conceivable way. It adds between 1-2 hours to every single trip I have taken. It will take you on 30 minute wild goose chases through small towns, just to put you BACK on the Interstate you were already ON!! It suggests passing your destination by 1/2 mile, in order to make a U-turn and then a left across oncoming traffic!!
I found this out, after missing several appointments, by placing the outdated and obsolete Garmin side-by-side on the dash with the 3 week old Magellan. The outdated Garmin beat the Magellan by at least an hour or more on every single trip, even though the Garmin's map was 3 years out of date and did not have knowledge of newer roads. In some instances, the Magellan would change routes for no reason and add even more travel time, ergo missed appointments, ergo unhappy customers.
No one should ever consider buying one of these pieces of crap EVER!!! It is a failure in design and execution. And looking at the nightmare stories of Magellan owners trying to get customer service and/or warranty/repair service, there is no reason for Magellan to even be in business at all.