Re: v1 or passport max
Never had a Valentine, and of course I rarely hear bad things about it. I imagine that the arrows would be useful for some people. I on the other hand find the GPS feature of my 9500ix to meet my needs perfectly. Fewer false alarms means that when the detector DOES go off, it means business.
If Valentine ever gets GPS or if Escort gets arrows, then we'll have the ultimate detector in my opinion. Until then, it's just a matter of personal preference as each detector does what it's designed to do VERY well.
The only caveat I can think of is I don't know much about the Max. If its performance is like the 9500ix (or better) then I say it's still a toss-up.
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