Summary: We ordered this Magellan maestro 4000 GPS for our Christmas travel. Delivery was fast. However the "NEW" unit we received turned out to be a demo unit, which goes into demonstration mode (playing commercial type of introduction video) automatically even during driving, our Christmas trips almost...
Summary: The unit itself is ok, other than the battery was completely dead on arrival. The real problem is I ordered a new unit, on sale directly from Amazon and I was sent a refurbished unit, with the previous users home address and destination addresses still in the memory of the GPS.
Summary: I just purchased the Magellan Maestro 4000 GPS, which I found refurbished, with everything included that a new one would have, for one third of the price. I found it very easy to operate, and very helpful on a recent trip from Portland to Eureka and back.
Summary: The screen is big (4.3 in.) the graphics are beautiful, the voice commands are very clear, it works very well, this units packs plenty of volume, so it is very easy to drive to your destination without having to look at it.
Summary: I researched competitor units from Garmin and Tom-Tom, and decided to buy the Magellan 4000 from Amazon.com. The unit arrived just before Father's Day, and I am extremely pleased with my choice. The 4.3" screen is easy to read in all light conditions.
Summary: We used our Magellan on our last road trip to three Young Writer's Conferences in three different cities and it was incredible! The very pleasant female voice instructed us so well that we arrived at each destination with no problems at all.
Summary: Why did I buy a Magellan 4000? I have a 4040 sitting on the dash of my car (I needed the Canadian maps) And it has always come through for me. So when my wife's old GPS passed on, I knew just which one to buy. It's easy to use. You enter your location and it tells you where to go wonderfully.
Summary: The box comes with nearly all you will need - except a well written manual. However, much of the operation is intuitive and once I figured out how to save addresses to the address list (you have to ask for a route to that address) everything went very smooth. I am quite pleased with my purchase.
Summary: I like this GPS so far. It is almost accurate. Seems to be .1-.3 tenths of a mile off when approaching destinations or turns, yet it's close enough that you know you have arrived at your destination or the turn you are about to make.