I don't think this is the best gps, but it does get the job done. There were a lot of times when were really in need of this product to help us get somewhere and the thing wouldn't work! First off, it takes a long time for it to start up. I think this gps takes a lot of battery power because when I leave it hooked up to the car without it turned on and eventually unplug it, it dies within a few seconds. I'm not too mad about that since it stays in the car, but it would be nice that the thing indicated it was going to die soon before doing so. Moving on, once it actually starts up, sometimes it doesn't register the responses i put in. I get so frustrated that I almost always throw it out the window! When I do miraculously get to put in the information, it takes a very long time to get gps signal! Sometimes I am in a rush and don't have time to pull over to let it acquire the signal so it's really inconvenient. Another thing is that some places are still unregistered on the gps! So even though I know theres a stop and shop somewhere in the area and just need to know where to go, it might not show up! If you have the money, get a better one.