The same skills should apply to any similar size map, so it makes a lot of sense to be able to install and use this one that is several years newer (and I live in an area with lots of new roads) and there are some strange map errors in the area near me on Garmin maps (connections that don't exist and never did).
The Oregon didn't come with City Navigator and I only occasionally use it for car navigation, so it is not worth it to buy City Navigator.
I am willing to live with the shortcomings of the OSM address lookup.
My no longer supported Quest1 can still get us there if need be.
I also have a 2012 model Nuvi, updates for life, of course.
the Garmin map and the text to speech did not work at that turn--I learned by experience that the text to speech of the Garmin map is critical for me. With limited funds I would rather spend the cash on food.
And there are lot of advantages to being able to install alternate maps, such as the alternate topo map that I have.
I had a lot of trouble getting the full country OSM map working on my 4 year old nuvi.
But I was advised to upgrade to firmware 5.1 to get 2 maps less than 2 gig each working in the device.
I used Garmin's update tool, and I'm now being told that I'm running Firmware 7.60 (which is a much larger jump than I expected).