Updating the garmin nuvi 255w
I only drive about 8,000 miles a year, but I do take long trips several times a year. If I were you, I would just spend more and get a nuvi 40 with lifetime maps (Nuvi 40LM).While the 255w is a good unit, having lane assist AND the ability to update the maps whenever you want will be worth the extra money.The lane assist gives me plenty of time to be in the right lane without have to stare constantly at the unit.If you don't need the added features stay with the 255w and save the money or if you like having the new stuff then upgrade. The maps on my Garmin 255W are about a year and a half old..pass_color_to_child_links a.u-inline.u-margin-left--xs.u-margin-right--sm.u-padding-left--xs.u-padding-right--xs.u-relative.u-absolute.u-absolute--center.u-width--100.u-flex-inline.u-flex-align-self--center.u-flex-justify--between.u-serif-font-main--regular.js-wf-loaded .u-serif-font-main--regular.amp-page .u-serif-font-main--regular.u-border-radius--ellipse.u-hover-bg--black-transparent.web_page .u-hover-bg--black-transparent:hover. Content Header .feed_item_answer_user.js-wf-loaded .
I have to admit, I've become spoiled by the bigger screens on the 5 and 7" models though.It was my wife's but is now with my daughter since the wife's car has factory nav.It may be old but it still can get you where you want to go if you don't care about a lot of bells and whistles.As Craig W pointed out, if you do decide to update your 255, skip the one time option and spend the extra for the lifetime update.If nothing else, it will increase the value should you decide to sell the unit. Or add the lifetime traffic feature of the 2595LMT for 2