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Niko8 06-03-2006 03:37 AM

Radar Detector Question
Which is the best radar detector out there? I liked the looks of the Valentine One, but I have no idea

booger 06-03-2006 09:16 AM

Mine is the Escort Passport 8500 X50. Real good unit. Saved me a few tickets so far. One thing I learned though is if you are the only one on the road you might get a ticket unless you can get her whoa'd under the ticket speed in short order.

What I like is the power cord has a red light that flashes when a signal is detected. Also has a button to mute the sound from the detector. You at least can then tell how strong the signal is by how fast the flashing is.

kj_cinci 06-03-2006 10:50 AM

I second the Escort Passport X50! Mine is hooked up to an Escort Laser Shifter... AWESOME!!

JoeJP 06-05-2006 08:04 AM

Valentine One - best combination of features and performance.

BlackFastAttack 06-05-2006 10:27 AM

I bought my Whistler a couple years ago and it has paid for itself a couple times over. I did my research starting here though, and the recommended products has changed a bit:

snogoldi 06-05-2006 06:18 PM

If You Dont Like Wires All Over The Place Get A Battery Operated "Solo" By Escort. :thumbsup

sonny1213 06-05-2006 08:40 PM

I use the Beltronics units in my cars and all are hard wired. The unit turns on when the ignition is turned on.

Adrenal 06-05-2006 09:36 PM


Originally Posted by snogoldi
If You Dont Like Wires All Over The Place Get A Battery Operated "Solo" By Escort. :thumbsup

I've got one of these for both cars and love them. They have paid for themselves several times over.

Zrullac 06-06-2006 11:13 AM

I have been using a Whistler 3000 for about 3 years. It has saved my butt many times. I have gotten an alert as far away as 2 miles. It will also pick up radar reflections from cars at the top of an overpass. It has the VG-2 detector mode. In Florida, I don't think the HP, Sherrif's office or local police use those devices.

mark 06-06-2006 01:07 PM

The Valentine 1 is the only way to go.

MaverickMLFD371 06-06-2006 02:56 PM

Cobra Electronics Radar Detectors all the way!! Used them for years! They are great!

AFStang 06-06-2006 06:54 PM

I have the Passport 8500 X50 as well, and man does that thing rock! I had it hardwired into my car... there are no exposed wires, it turns on when I start up the car (as well as turns off when I shut down), and I mounted the mute button flush on the console near the shifter to allow me to simply move my hand a few inches to mute the noise. Pretty sweet setup indeed....

tsaints1115 06-06-2006 07:25 PM

The Valentine One has won every review since it came out.

mark 06-06-2006 11:05 PM


Originally Posted by tsaints1115
The Valentine One has won every review since it came out.

This is very true and you get what you pay for. Road and track and car and driver have done many comparison tests over the years and the Valentine always comes out on top.

racecar18 06-06-2006 11:07 PM

my buddy says get a viper detecter. they run for about $260

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