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on November 29, 2010
I really do love this thing and it's going down as one of the best things I've purchased for myself. Yes, it has some drawbacks, but after messing around with cheaper portable GPSs and getting lost, I am thrilled to have this one- it's been spot on. The only time it can get confused is in complicated interchanges, but I don't know of any that can really sort those out well. I've had this unit now for about six months and have zero regrets. It's never led me astray and never done anything quirky or buggy. Some of the navigation through the menus may be a little clunky, but I have nothing to compare it to.
You can only enter the destination in when you're parked, so even if you have a copilot, you're out of luck. You can bypass the parking break this with a little help.
Some of the nav functions are not intuitive and I need to read to find out how to take different routes to avoid traffic. Just getting it to show me the whole route was a little challenging.
Bluetooth works great, but if you're on a call when you start up the car or shut the car off, it will drop your call. You'd think I'd remember this after several months, but it never fails that I make a call as I'm getting in.
For the price and convenience, i'm not sure it can be beat. It's worth the minor annoyances to have a great GPS, the ability to plug in my ipod and have my iphone work all over the same unit.