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Old 05-14-2012, 12:42 PM   #1
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Radar Detectors

I havent had a radar detector in years and back then, I think it was called a passport. Do any of you have a radar detector and what kind seems to be the best? Thanks
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Old 05-14-2012, 12:49 PM   #2
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Valentine 1 or Escort 9500ix

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Old 05-14-2012, 01:19 PM   #3
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Valentine 1 or Escort 9500ix

Debate start now
Haha those are the best 2 from what I've heard.

OP I recommend you google search both of those and research a lot on personal reviews.

My radar detectors are my 2 eyes. See a cop and erkkkkkkk on the brakes!
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Old 05-14-2012, 01:20 PM   #4
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Haha those are the best 2 from what I've heard.

OP I recommend you google search both of those and research a lot on personal reviews.

My radar detectors are my 2 eyes. See a cop and erkkkkkkk on the brakes!
Lots of cops I know look for the brake lights before pulling you over... just let off the gas, and downshift.
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Old 05-14-2012, 01:22 PM   #5
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Escort 9500ix for over a year and a half. Great radar detector!
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Old 05-14-2012, 01:22 PM   #6
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Old 05-14-2012, 01:29 PM   #7
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9500IX Hands down. Never had an issue or been pulled over while using it.
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Old 05-14-2012, 01:31 PM   #8
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There's a new Escort I saw somewhere that is almostly completely hidden and uses remote sensors. I'll try to find it again and post the model number. If it works with the laser shifting system it might be in my future.

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Old 05-14-2012, 01:37 PM   #9
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I've got the Escort Passport 8500x50...same detection as the 9500ix however it doesn't have the gps capability. No complaints here.
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Old 05-14-2012, 01:38 PM   #10
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Haha those are the best 2 from what I've heard.

OP I recommend you google search both of those and research a lot on personal reviews.

My radar detectors are my 2 eyes. See a cop and erkkkkkkk on the brakes!

If you see him its too late......
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Old 05-14-2012, 01:53 PM   #11
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Escort Passport 9500ix!
http://www.escortradar.com/passport9500ix-details.php



Caveat: Be aware in Virginia we have those wonderful large, black signs displayed prominently by the roadside as you enter the "Commonwealth", warning visitors that "Radar Detectors Are Illegal". Upon entering VA, the detector may NOT BE WITHIN REACH of either the driver or any passengers. Otherwise, one risks getting a ticket (as per VA state law)
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Old 05-14-2012, 01:58 PM   #12
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Old 05-14-2012, 02:03 PM   #13
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Some use of the search button may have answered your question....
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Old 05-14-2012, 02:04 PM   #14
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Old 05-14-2012, 02:06 PM   #15
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Old 05-14-2012, 02:07 PM   #16
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Old 05-14-2012, 02:21 PM   #17
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I havent had a radar detector in years and back then, I think it was called a passport. Do any of you have a radar detector and what kind seems to be the best? Thanks
I Have The Valentime 1 love It.
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Old 05-14-2012, 02:44 PM   #18
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Although I have no experience with Valentine 1 to say anything one way or another on it, we do consistently get awesome feedback on the Excort 9500ix at Crutchfield from customers who have purchased it.
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Old 05-14-2012, 03:47 PM   #19
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Lots of cops I know look for the brake lights before pulling you over... just let off the gas, and downshift.
Well yeah if they're behind you. But if you haven't noticed them until you pass them then you had no chance in the first place.

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If you see him its too late......
True but you just gotta hope he's gonna another car the moment before he sees you.


At any rate, I need to stop depending on my eyes and get a radar detector, but my wallet disagrees with me.
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Old 05-14-2012, 04:49 PM   #20
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At any rate, I need to stop depending on my eyes and get a radar detector, but my wallet disagrees with me.
Escort has a 0% financing plan with no credit check. The 9500ix is $155.55 down, and 12 monthly payments of $29.95
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Old 05-14-2012, 05:19 PM   #21
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Escort has a 0% financing plan with no credit check. The 9500ix is $155.55 down, and 12 monthly payments of $29.95
Haha at first it's hard to believe there are payments for a radar detector but in theory it sounds good! Heck I'm working a summer job right now and it wouldn't be a bad idea to get one now.

I appreciate that info! I'll be checking it out when I get home!
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Old 05-14-2012, 05:34 PM   #22
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unfortunetly I have four vehicles and don't like to take the time to swap out - it always seem to be in the wrong vehicle. I have four X8500 passport. Like they said the i9500 has the GPS. If I only needed one unit that is the way I would go.
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Old 05-15-2012, 08:52 AM   #23
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Escort Passport 9500ix!
http://www.escortradar.com/passport9500ix-details.php



Caveat: Be aware in Virginia we have those wonderful large, black signs displayed prominently by the roadside as you enter the "Commonwealth", warning visitors that "Radar Detectors Are Illegal". Upon entering VA, the detector may NOT BE WITHIN REACH of either the driver or any passengers. Otherwise, one risks getting a ticket (as per VA state law)
This is one of the reasons why I have have the 9500ci. The detector is hidden very well behind the grill. It also supposed to be good for "Radar Detector-Detectors" like the Spectre.
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Old 05-15-2012, 09:33 AM   #24
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You should find out what's being used in your area and base your purchase on that.

If it's all instant-on radar and lidar, well good luck.
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Old 05-16-2012, 11:33 PM   #25
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Valentine 1 with the radar projector by dashtronix!

So cool, I have my radar up high out of sight, and my HUD or DIC displays all alerts.
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