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Im looking to buy a Radar detector, which is good one to buy. I know some of you have em so come on guys, school me!! Please:confused:
 

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My personal choice is the Valentine 1 .

The next 2 popular models are the Escort and the BEL. (most commonly the RX65) - altho the new STi looks interesting.

There is a good test write up on all the current detectors here. (Click each red circle to read that section.)

I wouldn't skimp on your detector, while some can be pricey - even if they save you from ONE ticket, they generally have paid for themselves completely.

With a car that cruises very comfortably at 150mph you can use all the help you can get.

Note that triple-digit speeds, while tempting (and we all do it) can be a FELONY if your caught. (Usually considered felony reckless endangerment.) While the only people I have ever heard of actually being stuck with a felony charge for speeding have either tried to outrun the police or caused an accident, I would want to give myself every chance possible to avoid it.

Depending on what gear is used in your area, you may want to check into a Laser Jammer and/or Veil also.

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I have the valentine 1 and I love it. I dont think I would buy any other radar detector.
 

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I have the Escort 8500 X50. It has saved my ass countless times, twice just last night on the trip from Charlotte to Roanoke.

I chose it because my girl used to work at best buy and I got it for $175 :). The X50, Valentine, STI or the BEL are all good coices, but the ONLY choices. Never skimp on your RD. And the laser detector is only a ticket detector. Laser doesnt work like radar. It will only go off when they are painting YOUR vehicle with Ladar. If they run alot of laser where you drive get a nice laser Jammer. They ARE legal (FDA regulated not FCC) and work. Check out radardetector.net for more in depth info.
 

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V1, Only way to go!!!! Once you drive with the arrows you'll never use anything else.
 

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escort 8500 x50, also saved my ass countless times. it actually just saved me the other day when i was driving to jacksonville for a dr. appt. guy in front of me got nailed.
 

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Valentine One, the only way to go.

You might be able to find one on Ebay for a good price.
 

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Borsig said:
I have the Escort 8500 X50. It has saved my ass countless times.
+1:judge:
 

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I went with the Passport LS-7 with laser shifters. I've only been lit up once with the laser and didn't get pulled over. I was going well over a 100(coming home from my Borla install). It scared the crap out of me because I'd never heard that tone before. I'll assume for now it saved me as no ticket. I dropped speed 120 > 60 and dove into the flow of traffic(5 lane section of US-59).
It's a hidden install for the radar detector head(behind grill) with veiled laser detectors/shifters(front & back). The grill mount is affected some by being behind cars etc as apposed to a windshield mounted detector but in Texas it's a sure thing if you are pulled over and they see the detector, you will get a ticket.
The radar side has saved me again and again in trap areas
 

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Another "what radar should i get" thread...

May I suggest using "Search" ?
 

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I'd go for the V1 as well. You should read up on radars/lasers @ www.radardetector.net
They have very good info on how all radar's work and how the cops use it and they can also help u beat a ticket incase u got one. Defintly check out that forum before buying/deciding on what to get.
 

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Escort 8500 here. One of the earlier generations, it's about 5 years old. Has saved my bacon numerous times in 3 different cars :)
 

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I vote Escort 8500 X2.... I have it and love it.
Saved me too many times.:judge:
 

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I have a V1, my boss has the expensive escort custom installed in his 997 to the tune of 2500 bucks.

Over a 3 day drive ai consistently picked up signals earlier, but got more false signals than he did.
 

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I love my Escort Passport ... the remote warning and mute switch is excellent ... I mounted it just to the left of the speedo.
 
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