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The last time I bought the new maps for my Streetpilot was a couple years ago.
They were absolutely worthless. Many new roads and construction -some that I knew about, that had been around for a long time - weren't on the update.
I did a Google search and found a lot of similar complaints. So, the answer is
NO, don't waste your money.
 

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For me, last years update (2007) seemed to streamline driving through the DC area and a big update for the Jacksonville, Florida road system.

It was aways a guess on how the unit was going to take me through DC. It did not always choose the best route. My last trip through was right on the money.

I did not experience any problems driving around the Jacksonville region last winter. I shoot three clubs in the area and not a problem.

The 2008 update seemed to update motel chains and restaurants chains, as I found some that were not listed previously when I was plotting my trip south for the winter, but some no name restaurants in my local area are not listed.

I had issues with Orlando even after the 2007 update. Hopefully, they were addressed in the 2008 update.

I will say the 2008 update was a large download. If you don't have a fast connection and plenty of disk space, it might be advised to purchase the CD.
 

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ny friend T Garmin suggests that i update ABOUT EVERY THREE YEARS. remember that they are always one year behine anyway. motordoc
 

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I agree with motordoc. I was issued a 530 for work and find myself driving according to the GPS in a lot of fields. . . That was two years ago. About 3 months ago I was issued a brand new 550 with the traffic stuff. I am still driving in fields and going to walmarts, etc. that no longer exist because a new walmart was built 1 mile away. . .

Don't waste your money. With my experience with Garmin, I won't pay money for about 5-6 years. Google this topic and you will read about all kinds of honked off people nationwide that are disappointed with the "updated" map.
 

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Were are you driving? If your in an area with no new road over a year old then a update is not worth the money.
 

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Shooting Jack did it the right way, there isn't anything that you cannot get a deal on if you check out EBay and bid wisely ... I have saved a bundle of money by checking out EBay first on many things that I had to have weather I needed them or not ... WPT ... (YAC) ...
 

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To bad the pop up did not say TomTom...as in map upgrades are free. TomTom One 3rd Edition at RadioShack.com...$100. and will be even less on a Black Friday deal (day after Thanksgiving).
 
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