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Garmin nuvi 255W, Portable GPS Car Navigator & Personal Travel Assistant for North America, with 4.3" Widescreen LCD Touch Screen and USB Interface
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Avg. Customer Rating:
 
4.6 stars
(based on 5 reviews)
80% of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Customers most agreed on the following attributes:

Pros:
Acquires satellites quickly(4), Easy menus(4), Easy to set up(4), Large screen(4), Reliable(3)
Best Uses:
Finding specific address(5), Rural navigation(4), Urban navigation(3)
Describe Yourself:
Casual user(4)
How are you with directions:
Great w/directions(4)
 
This GPS is way above my last non-Garmin
By Gary b.Verified Purchaser from Portland, OR on 3/6/2009
Pros:
Acquires Satellites Quickly, Compact, Easy To Set Up, Reliable Performance
Best Uses:
Faster Routes, Finding Specific Address, Urban Navigation
Describe Yourself:
Casual User
How are you with directions:
Great w/Directions
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Garmin Garmin nuvi 255W, Portable GPS Car Navigator & Personal Travel Assistant for North America, with 4.3" Widescreen LCD Touch Screen and USB Interface:

I really like having the street names pronounced for the next turn.

 
About Average
By EricVerified Purchaser from Minneapolis, MN on 3/6/2009
Pros:
Easy Menus, Large Screen
Best Uses:
Finding Specific Address, Rural Navigation
Describe Yourself:
Casual User
How are you with directions:
Great w/Directions
Bottom Line:
No, I would not recommend this to a friend

Comments about Garmin Garmin nuvi 255W, Portable GPS Car Navigator & Personal Travel Assistant for North America, with 4.3" Widescreen LCD Touch Screen and USB Interface:

Better get familiar with the area before you drive. It is nice if you lost your direction, but it is not often. Responding time is a little bit slow, it could be better.

 
Not lost anymore
By MondoVerified Purchaser from Peosta IA on 2/20/2009
Pros:
Acquires Satellites Quickly, Easy Menus, Easy To Set Up, Large Screen, Reliable Performance
Cons:
None so far
Best Uses:
Finding Specific Address, Rural Navigation
Describe Yourself:
Casual User
How are you with directions:
Great w/Directions
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Garmin Garmin nuvi 255W, Portable GPS Car Navigator & Personal Travel Assistant for North America, with 4.3" Widescreen LCD Touch Screen and USB Interface:

Always gets me to within 25to 50 feet of my destination.

 
This is a great all around GPS!
By RV'rVerified Purchaser from Knoxville, TN on 2/20/2009
Pros:
Acquires Satellites Quickly, Easy Menus, Easy To Read, Easy To Set Up, Large Screen
Cons:
Difficult to read in sun
Best Uses:
Finding Specific Address, Planning Trips, Rural Navigation, Urban Navigation
Describe Yourself:
Enthusiast
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Garmin Garmin nuvi 255W, Portable GPS Car Navigator & Personal Travel Assistant for North America, with 4.3" Widescreen LCD Touch Screen and USB Interface:

I have had my nuvi 255W for a month now and I love it! I upgraded from the Garmin Street Pilot 330. I bought it mainly for the wide screen and because it "speaks" the street names and has considerably more POI's. I do not need the Blue Tooth option so this was not a problem for me on this model. It has taken me right to every address I have ever put in, although some of them were kind of "round about.' A few times when I would try it out around home, I hit "detour" and it would seem to take me a different route other than the "shortest" or "quickest" route. On ocassion it would not list the way I would normally go as being a "detour". Do I like this model? Absolutely? Would I do it all over again? Absolutely! I gave it five stars because for the money I think this is the best deal and I have not found any of the problems other people have experienced. I did not receive a USB cable with it which seems to be the complaint for this model. However, this was not a problem for me as I use the one from my digital camera. I usually bring the GPS in from my truck and charge it through my computer.

[5 of 5 customers found this review helpful]

 
Great wide screen and a great value!
By patriotVerified Purchaser from Chalfont, PA on 12/29/2008
Pros:
Acquires Satellites Quickly, Any nimnul can use it, Compact, Easy Menus, Easy To Read, Easy To Set Up, Large Screen, Reliable Performance, Simple Controls
Cons:
Updated maps needed
Best Uses:
Finding Specific Address, Rural Navigation, Urban Navigation
Describe Yourself:
Casual User
How are you with directions:
Great w/Directions
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Garmin Garmin nuvi 255W, Portable GPS Car Navigator & Personal Travel Assistant for North America, with 4.3" Widescreen LCD Touch Screen and USB Interface:

I use this product for those instances when I am uncertain of where a specific location is. In unfamiliar areas it is great to use to navigate if an alternate route is needed. The maps it comes with need to be made current to within the past year. A recent excursion with this would have had me getting off the main route because it did not have the construction that was finished 5 years ago.

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