Pros Paid $315 and the unit provides all I need in GPS at this point. Efficient, pretty easy to learn, good battery life.
Cons Memory expansion would be nice, but given the target market for this product, I understood the limitation.
Pros Ninety-nine percent of the time, the GPS V is right on the money. Once I was sent into the wrong part of town while seeking a shopping mall.
Cons Now and then I am taken on a route that is interrupted by an impassable superhighway or waterway. But this happens seldom. The low storage of map data is an inconvenience. A memory stick would be a real advantage.
Pros I've had it a year and a half and it still costs more now that it did when I bought it (retains value). The product is pretty sturdy and very reliable.
Cons It's memory is not expandable. The unit is very slow at times, causing me to miss turns when the detail is set to high.
Pros I love my GPS V. For a portable/transportable gps system of $350 got me the Deluxe Package with shipping. The maps are detailed and it gets me to where I need to go. It's pretty accurate. Realtime is about less than 2 seconds off.
Cons Reception could be better in certain locations, screen is a bit small.
Summary I purchased this unit along with additional Mapsource software to use with my laptop. Included with that package is a nine pin (female) serial connector. My laptop (and most, according to Garmin technicians) does not have a serial port. I have purchased several USB converters (including Garmin's) and none of them have worked with the unit. Garmin technicians told me that there is only a 40% chance that the USD connection will ever work. Today I purchased a PCMCIA data card serial adaptor and I hope that this works. Get with the times Garmin, how about selling a USB or Hotwire connection? I would have paid extra for this option!