"Buying your 1st car GPS? Make it EASY & buy this one."5.0 starson by chux93
Pros: Nice sized & responsive touch screen, with plenty of volume even for a trucker. Great for freeway driving as it even tells you which lane to be in. It was easy to setup and use right out of the box. Plus I got it for a great price too.
Cons: As one who has used this unit for hours on end in a big truck, I really have no complaints. I'm sure there's better that cost more but for a first time GPS purchase for basic use around the Seattle metro area, you can't do any better than this one.
Summary: A new trucking job all over Seattle and King & Pierce counties clear over to eastern Washington last spring and this GPS never failed to find the address and get me to my destination. From back alleyed downtown Seattle loading docks to hauling steel to Hanford with jobs in between, this thing always got me there. Looking back and I'm thankful I listened to the guy at Best Buy when he explained the difference between this one with the lifetime update feature compared to some cheaper models that don't have that. It was easy to setup and get going right out of the box. Anyway, after 8 months of everyday use in the cab of a big truck and I guess that my only complaint is that it's NOT a "truck driver" orientated GPS unit per se (if there is such a thing), pointing out weigh stations, diesel truck stops and the best greasy spoon restaurants on the interstate, but isn't that what your I-phone is for??? For an easy to use, dependable, easy to see & hear GPS unit that's outstanding for basic, everyday use in most ANY vehicle, do yourself a favor - make the easy choice, and buy this one. That's what I did and I couldn't be happier. Thumbs up!!! That Garmin sure makes me look good, on time and it look like I've been there before!!! Oh, and if the time comes I ever want to replace this one with a unit with more features and a higher cost, you can bet I'm going with Garmin....again!!