"Can't be beat for the price."4.5 starson by nate_vo
Pros: Great screen, intuitive software, great signal, easy to use but loaded with features.
Cons: Plugs on the bottom instead of on the side prevents flush mount on dash and volume buttons. Not a big deal though.
Summary: It's interesting that CNET Reviewers rave about this screen and criticize the C220 screen since they are IDENTICAL! (I have a C220 as well). This GPS continues the tradition of packing in useful features and leaving out useless features in order to offer a great price. If you want MP3's and videos you need to buy a media player. This is a GPS and as such it has everything you could want in an entry level GPS and many options only found in more expensive GPS units.
In a GPS the most important features are the GPS Receiver/Chip, the Maps and the interface...in that order.
C230 has a Sirf III chip. This is industry standard and has been shown in independant tests to be superior to most other chips.
Teleatlas maps have made incredible improvements over the last few years making them as good if not better than Navteq. Of course as with any map, some things will be missing. But I have found just as many complaints about Navteq missing things as I have with Teleatlas.
Interface is easy to use, very intuitive. Considering the number of features and settings available, the menus are incredibly simple.
I would recommend.Updated
Just wanted to add...yes, everything is a bit 'cramped' on the screen, but it is a 3.5 inch screen...they can't expect to fit a fill size keyboard on it. Every device I've seen with this size screen has a smallish keyboard, it comes with the size. If you want to have a huge GPS you can't take with you just to have a large keyboard, be my guest. For me, I'll take the small size and deal with the keyboard. Which, I might add, is better the what the Nuvi has.