"Not good; not good at all!"2.0 starson by cleindian44
Pros: Size, legibility
Cons: Gives wrong directions, deceptive advertising regarding Lane Assist and 3D building rendering
Summary: I'm a confirmed Garmin guy, having owned two of their units previously. I was prepared to love this thing, graduating from an older Nuvi 350 that worked as advertised . The 765t was considered one to the top products in Garmin's hierarchy. However, after buying it and using it on a business trip to South Alabama, I realized that the unit wasn't all it was cracked up to be:
(1) The unit gave me wrong directions on at least two occasions. It told me to turn on two county highways that were not there. It ultimately re-routed me to a populated highway, but it took a little while.
(2) Didn't seem to recognize distances. Three times during the trip, it told me turn left or right in 300 or so feet, when I was already at the intersection where I was to turn.
(3) Deceptive advertising. I had no idea that Lane Assist and 3D renderings of buildings were only available in certain markets. The Lane Assist was the primary reason I purchased the unit.
A lot of people like the powered base, but I saw no advantage of it. I don't leave my unit in the car to become a target for a thief. The small USB connection on my old Nuvi 350 (also used on the Nuvi 265WT) also doubled as a car charger for my cell phone.
After I returned home from the trip, I returned the unit to Sam's and bought a Magellan 4350 for less than half the price. It has some quirks, but nothing I can't live with, given I paid $150 for the Magellan vs $329 for the 765t.
Go back to the drawing board, Garmin - this has to be your worst unit yet!