My husband and I bought a Magellan Roadmate 1220 because of a really good sale. Before we even used it we gave one to a family member and one to a friend as gifts. They both told us how much they loved it. They compared it to other GPSs they had used and said they liked the roadmate much better. We've used it now for several months and have also found it to be a great GPS. I like that it warns you of upcoming turns on the screen, by telling you 2 miles out, couple hundred feet out, and then dings right before the turn. I know I'll never miss a turn that way. It has great maps, and it's easy to find locations on it such as rest areas and restaurants. It runs on the cigarette lighter, but also has a battery to get you through stopping for gas. If I had one issue with it, it would be the voice and pronunciation of the names of streets and cities. Though sometimes funny, it could become confusing in a place I didn't know if I wasn't paying attention. Everything else, however, is great and I would definitely recommend this GPS to anyone.