If you've ever owned a Magellan GPS portable navigator, you may know that they tended not to have any endurance. Okay, fine, they crapped out a lot. Two RoadMate 700s both managed to die on me, once while I was driving through a nasty part of Boston. A few weeks ago, after a two-year hiatus from Magellan, I was using a RoadMate 6000T. I was headed to an out-of-the-way airport with my in-laws in the car, when the thing decided to freeze up. When my father-in-law asked why I had no maps in my glove compartment, I glared at the 6000T and wondered the same thing.
But with the Maestro 4040 (and its siblings), Magellan may be back in action. I say "may" only because I know that true Magellan test results don't reveal themselves in a pleasant afternoon drive, or even over the course of a week. I will be endurance-testing the new Maestro, and if it holds up, or craps out, you will hear about it.