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Generally very good, with a couple of mapping issues
on 25 March 2013
I bought a refurbished Garmin Nuvi last year, with Europe and US mapping included, to replace an ageing Navman, which seemed very hard to find maps for. I saved the cost of the Garmin in a four week car hire in late 2012 in the USA, using it rather than hiring a unit with the car. My plan was always to buy the South Africa maps on Micro-SD, for seven weeks car hire early in 2013 as, again, the maps paid for themselves several times over.
Running the maps on SD is easy - plug it in and tick the new map on the info screen. Simples. Generally the directions are very good - up to European/US standards. Couple of issues however arose, on the road. The maps on SD are slower than those on disk, so if you go wrong at a junction, then correct yourself with a quick u-turn, the unit can get very confused until it (slowly) sorts out your position. This is not apparent, if say, you get it wrong in the UK. The second problem we had was the maps being plain wrong a few times! Driving me to a golf club entrance in one instance, instead of the intended hotel 1.5 Km away! This was only two or three instances of gross errors, in 7 weeks and 4000Km, but not something I have experienced in UK, Europe or USA.
Certainly worth it if you plan to use the maps occasionally in SA