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Old 01-27-2010, 09:28 PM
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Re: What radar detector do you use?

i use to own a passport 9500 but while i had it still got two tickets. so as a former best buy employee i did the right thing and i ask for my money back lol. that was only out of frustration. although i payed 1/4 of the price because of the employee discount i didnt see it work as efficiently as i wouldve liked.

They go for $500, ladies would always think it was annoying even when it was on mute. But it was conversational piece, that was the first thing they noticed when they stepped in my car "omg what is that" haha lol. "girl just get in the car and dont touch nothing, just sit in the car"
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Re: What radar detector do you use?

Thanks for the replies guys. I know you get what you pay for. With the current economic situation, and my son's first birthday coming up in February I really can't shell out $300+ for a radar detector. (Although the V1 does look nice) What is the best I can get for under $200?
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Old 01-27-2010, 10:08 PM
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Re: What radar detector do you use?

I have a crappy Cobra from Target. It was the $100 model. I want to upgrade one day but this one is enough for now. I am noticing that it is starting to pick up less and less though so it makes me think they have new technology that this detector cant pickup or alot more cops just dont have their radar on.
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Re: What radar detector do you use?

travis...i would drive slower for a couple of months until i had $400 and buy a top of the line detector. i know its alot but, if you buy a detector for $200 and by chance you get a ticket because the detector wasn't good enough...the ticket costs $80 + insurance may go up for three years and you're up to at least 400-500 dollars anyway. mind you, you can still get tickets with a V1 or other top notch detectors.



5.7...you are partially correct, no other detector can tell you in which direction the threat is coming from.
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Re: What radar detector do you use?

I have an Escort Passport Solo S2 - it's wireless!
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Old 01-28-2010, 11:06 AM
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Re: What radar detector do you use?

I use this little portion of my brain called common sense. Know when and when not to push the needle above the speed limit. Has worked great for me.. and my friend with a top of the line radar detector has recieved more tickets than me (none for me).

I find them to be more annoying than helpful. Just passing along my thoughts though.
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Old 01-28-2010, 11:26 AM
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Re: What radar detector do you use?

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I'm going to buy a V1....have read nothing but good things about it.

Quick question though. Would it work with tinted windshield? I've got 50% tint on mine(think it's 50%....the most transparant one)
I don't think the tint is an issue. I know some windshields(not wj/wk) have some sort of metallic treatment/film for thermal benefits or glare? that will deflect some waves.

The biggest mistake people make is the mounting location, it has to have a clear shot out the back window to be effective. Mine is just about half way between the rearview and the dashboard.
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I use this little portion of my brain called common sense. Know when and when not to push the needle above the speed limit. Has worked great for me.. and my friend with a top of the line radar detector has recieved more tickets than me (none for me).

I find them to be more annoying than helpful. Just passing along my thoughts though.
Matt you're such a prick. LOL
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Old 01-28-2010, 04:52 PM
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Re: What radar detector do you use?

Travis,

i have had the Valentine One / V1 for years. yes its expensive but it's worth it. it has gotten be out of being pulled over countless times. So your telling me that your going to spend less than $120 on a radar detector.. if your going that fast your better off getting the V1 www.valentine1.com can find maybe maybe on Craigslist
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Re: What radar detector do you use?

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I use this little portion of my brain called common sense. Know when and when not to push the needle above the speed limit. Has worked great for me.. and my friend with a top of the line radar detector has recieved more tickets than me (none for me).

I find them to be more annoying than helpful. Just passing along my thoughts though.
So your friend (who speeds all the time) gets more tickets than you (who speeds very rarely) that is some common sense right there... just kidding.

As rwilson8272 put it the issue is most people are stupid and have the detector pointed up in the air or in the wrong spot so the rear-facing lens can't pick up anything. As far as annoying goes, there are 2 things: 1 you have to know how to use it, i.e. turn off X band because no police force anywhere uses it and all you are going to pickup is automatic doors and 2 you have to own a good unit, one that doesn't show a shit load of false alerts. having said this, I have had no problems with mine being annoying since I bought it. the only issue for me is that is gets so cold here that I cant have it in the Jeep at all times because im scared condensation will build up in there or something.
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Old 01-28-2010, 05:54 PM
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So your friend (who speeds all the time) gets more tickets than you (who speeds very rarely) that is some common sense right there... just kidding.
touche!

I was just trying to place emphasis on the lack of effectiveness from his radar detector.
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