Pros Reroute, Points of Interest, AAA roadside assistance locator, options of multiple destinations, led touchscreen display, and traffic detour
Cons No text to speech, no restaurant ratings, no weather forecast, or traffic update.
Summary I am very pleased with the 4000. I would recommend it to anyone. The first trip I took with it was to Houston, TX. And I was able to find many attractions and destinations with ease and not get lost. I also avoided a lot of tolls by selecting that option before it calculated the route. And it does not take very long to calculate it nor to recalculate it. I would also recommend that you update your maps because they were last updated February 15,2007.
"Piece of crap."on by keith628
Pros Screen size
Cons The map that came with it was way out of date. When the update finally came out it was still way out of date. The first update in firmware caused the device to be inoperable. I guess it will make a nice door stop since there is no support.
Summary When it worked it was slow to change back to daytime screen. After firmware update it became inoperable and can not get any support from the company. Their online attempt at support which is "Ask Maggie" is useless and no way to get around it. Definitely recommend to buy someone else's product.The company has now ask me to send it to them to see what they can do. Will keep you posted as to their follow-up and follow thru. Only want to be fair.
Updated on Jul 8, 2009
Pros Small, slick and easy to use
Cons Does not last long and a waste of money. Emailed requesting information and no reply.
Summary The life of this product is short and out of warranty is not available. Their solution is to sell you another unit with a discount. what a deal, I paid for 2 and have one.
I will not buy Magellan products again. I may get longer life sapn on my new one.
Pros This product works great for me. I never owned one before, and on my first day it worked perfectly. I am a dj and getting to different gigs I would use MapQuest, but this system worked better.
Cons I really do not have any. Some say landmarks are what they are looking for, but if you know what street to look for it is just the same.
Summary I really have enjoyed having this peace of mind with my product, and sorry I did not purchase it sooner.
Pros Unit is easy to navigate menus, big clear screen and turn by turn directions.
Cons Product support is horrible. Unit came with maps way outdated (2 yrs), and took almost another year to come out with map update. Cant download maps, they send you a CD which costs $80.00.
Summary Cons Coninued: Then you can't install your map updates until you "redeem" your unlock code using your key code on the CD. Think they then display your code for you, or email it to you?? NOPE! They mail it to you seperately. So I sit here still with a non updated unit. It has on occasion also given me some funky directions, but ultimately got me where I wanted to go. All in all I would recommend looking at other manufacturers, based on the prodiuct support of Magellan. They have serious issues.