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Prefered Radar Detector

View Poll Results: Best Radar Detector?

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  • Escort Passport

    25 17.36%
  • Valentine One

    88 61.11%
  • Cobra

    11 7.64%
  • Beltronics

    7 4.86%
  • Uniden

    1 0.69%
  • Other

    12 8.33%
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    Prefered Radar Detector

    Which detector do you think is the best?
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    Where's the "They are useless gadgets" option?
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    preferred - valentine one

    what i use do to budget - escort passport

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    I have an sr7 but the cops in California seem to assume everyone has one so they make sure they don't give you much warning by not using their radar as much.

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    I use a combination of situational awareness and my V1............I'm more ticket proof than most, but I haven't been pulled over in months.

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    Quote Originally Posted by godzilla
    I use a combination of situational awareness and my V1............I'm more ticket proof than most, but I haven't been pulled over in months.
    Same here. <knock on wood>

    There's been a couple times that it saved me from motorcycle cops, so it's paid for itself. In general, I'm a lot more paranoid driving a yellow M3 than I am in the GTI.

    edit: damn - just noticed how old this thread is.

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    I have a K40 with laser diffuser, and a membership to the CHP 11-99 foundation, have only got one ticket in the last few years.

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    I guess whatever method that works
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    My Beltronics has not failed me. It's saved me more times than I can remember during the drives accross the desert to Vegas.

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    I use a combination of experience, common sense, and my current Cobra ESD9110 (extremely outdated model, the website doesn't even have the ESD9110 on there anymore. LOL.) I'm too lazy to actually update/upgrade. It's not like I've been pulled for speeding since 2002 (knocks on wood). I only get pulled for stupid crap, like no license plate, or ... well yea, no license plate. -_-v.
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    For those of you that know how I drive, you'd be surprised I havent had a ticket in over five and a half years(*knock on wood*), and thats without any devices of any sort. Instinct is your best insurance against tickets.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 3THREE7
    For those of you that know how I drive, you'd be surprised I havent had a ticket in over five and a half years(*knock on wood*), and thats without any devices of any sort. Instinct is your best insurance against tickets.
    You've obviously never been to an DTMpower.net meet & cruise. LoL. Doesn't matter if we were going 35 in a 35, or 85 in a 65, someone WILL get pulled over for SOMEthing.
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    Re: Prefered Radar Detector

    Quote Originally Posted by LVMH_n_GG View Post
    You've obviously never been to an DTMpower.net meet & cruise. LoL. Doesn't matter if we were going 35 in a 35, or 85 in a 65, someone WILL get pulled over for SOMEthing.
    Rice the enemy.

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    i just dont speed, thats how i do it. muhahaha yea right. i am suprised no one had posted that smart ass remark yet. then again its prolly good they didnt since this thread isnt about what do you do to not get tickets.

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    i just got a Beltronics Vector 965 for my bday...

    here's some info about radar detectiors..
    http://www.radartest.com/article.asp...1064#howtested

    looks like the valanitine isnt all that great

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    Quote Originally Posted by wikedgolf
    i just got a Beltronics Vector 965 for my bday...

    here's some info about radar detectiors..
    http://www.radartest.com/article.asp...1064#howtested

    looks like the valanitine isnt all that great
    There's bad blood between the man who wrote that, Craig Peterson, and Mike Valentine. This stuff has been going on for years, so don't trust a single source for information. There are lots of other reviews that place the V1 very high. And a lot of V1 owners have owned other brands in the past, and wouldn't go back, myself included.

    Regardless, the best prevention is situational awareness, as Tom stated.

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    My Passport 8500 has not let me down yet

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wile_E

    Regardless, the best prevention is situational awareness, as Tom stated.
    I disagree... best prevention is always having your car on blocks

    followed by situational awareness...

    and not speeding I guess

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    In my opinion, the fight between Passport and V1 is like this

    V1 has the arrows, Passport has better sensativity, but the Passport is cheaper.

    So my suggestion is, it you want to get a radar detector, buy the Passport as minumum, if you got the extra cash, get the V1 for the arrows.

    But either one is top notch, and if you dont get one of these 2, dont get one at all
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    we just did a radar test for Motortrend.com

    here's out test and out come..

    http://motortrend.com/features/consu...r_buyersguide/

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