Garmin Complaint - Outdated Maps - Garmin Street Pilot 340
CAMDEN, SOUTH CAROLINA -- Last year I purchased a Garmin Street Pilot 340 GPS navigation system for my car at a cost of $399.99. I was very disappointed to find that when I purchased it the maps were already outdated. Streets that had been built for 5 or more years simply did not show up and addresses that I tried to input were not accepted because they were not in the data base.
I complained to Garmin about the outdated maps and they offered to SELL me (for my brand new GPS unit) an updated map set. I purchased the updated map set (Cost was $75.99) and received a CD and I installed the update. Guess what? The maps are STILL outdated. My daughter's subdivision has been built for at least 5 years but when I drive to her house the GPS unit shows me in the middle of nowhere and not on a street. Her address is not in the data base, therefore it cannot be entered in the unit.
Additionally, the GPS unit fits onto a small mounting arm that attached to the windshield of my car. There is no tensioner device so the unit can be positioned where you want it consequently it flops around and continuously droops face down on the dash.
Bottom line is I certainly cannot recommend Garmin as a GPS navigation unit and will never buy another one.