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GARMIN nuvi 40LM 4.3
  • Owned For: more than 1 year

1 out of 5 eggs Worst Ever - Do Not Buy 01/23/2013

This review is from: GARMIN nuvi 40LM 4.3" GPS Navigation w/ Lifetime Map Updates

Pros: NONE - Oh - cute little voices and icons you can download.

Cons: Major flaw in routing. Takes off major safe highways onto dangerous rural roads and mountain passes. Refuses to stay on major highways.
Has choices for shortest time, or shortest distance, (off-road ???). Has no option for most use of highways (like another well known brand).
My family has been taken on dangerous routes. We got to where we had to check maps first, then only use the Garmin in the last few miles or blocks as it has serious problems over long distances.

Other Thoughts: Have spoken with tech support numerous times. The Garmins we purchased always trying to get us to exit and takes us on less traveled often impassable back roads. Or slow moving side streets.
Ultimately increasing the time or danger levels. If you are a delivery driver working in your own small neighborhood then this might work. And poorly at that. Long distance or to unfamiliar places - NO WAY.

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GARMIN nuvi 1390 LMT 4.3
  • Owned For: more than 1 year

1 out of 5 eggs Always Dangerous and getting lost 05/19/2012

This review is from: GARMIN nuvi 1390 LMT 4.3" GPS Navigation w/ Lifetime Map & Traffic Updates

Pros: None - Worthless . We threw two in the trash because after getting lost and misdirected we could not risk it anymore.

Cons: Has no preference for highways. Constantly takes off major highways on to crowded streets and often on dangerous supposedly short routes that should not be traveled.
Tech support is convinced that shortest time or shortest distance choices should clear this problem up. They are wrong - dead wrong.

Other Thoughts: We have used other brands. Low prices and free offers made me try this brand. Really regret it. Tech support has no intention of ever fixing the programming logic although they are curious and did ask for specific examples. A search on the web will find numerous complaints of this exact nature.
If you never travel far - for instance you are a delivery person for a local business and work in and around a 5 mile radius it will work, but for long distance or places you have never been this is a dangerous mistake.

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HP Pavilion dv7-6c90us Notebook Intel Core i7 2670QM (2.20GHz) 8GB Memory 750GB HDD AMD Radeon HD 7470M 17.3
  • Verified Owner
  • Owned For: less than 1 day

Pros: NONE - Blue Screen out of the box - Replacement only after about 12 days. Refund not possible. Totally in a worse position than if we had not bought it at all. Buyers remorse big time.

Cons: Blue Screen out of the box. Screaming HOT by the fan that is really loud. Newegg says replacement ONLY. no refund.
Enormous power supply, laptop is heavier than stated in the specs.
Seems slow before the Blue Screen comes.

Other Thoughts: Regret wasting my time on HP again. We have had serious trouble with them in the past but keep hoping it will get better. NEVER AGAIN.

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Tom V.'s Profile

Display Name: Tom V.

Date Joined: 08/19/05

  • Reviews: 6
  • Helpfulness: 5
  • First Review: 12/22/11
  • Last Review: 01/23/13
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