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Old 02-27-2012, 08:43 AM
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Buddy of mine has the Passport 9500 and swears by it. Do any of you use radar dectors on the road and if so what is the best brand out there. Thanks!!!!
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I got a $150 Cobra and it works fine.
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Valentine One. Never becomes obsolete. I have had one since 2000 and have sent it back a few times for updates.
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Valentine One. Never becomes obsolete. I have had one since 2000 and have sent it back a few times for updates.
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valentine one lets you know there are radars ahead, the others let you know you just got a ticket.
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Valentine One. Never becomes obsolete. I have had one since 2000 and have sent it back a few times for updates.
X3. V1 only way to go.

I also have an extra one since selling a car.

Not sure what they are selling for now but if you feel like buying one I'll give you a fair deal on it.

Email me if interested
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Thanks guys for the help!!!! Esuomm1 yes I am interested. Will send you a pm
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Do the latest detectors really work with the police using either laser or "instant on" radar?
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Didn't know people still used radar detectors. Rarely do I see radar being used. Usually when a police car is pulled over the cop talking on a cell phone. Although once in a while I'll see a rookie (at least what looks like a young guy) standing outside a cruiser pointing his radar gun.
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Do the latest detectors really work with the police using either laser or "instant on" radar?
If you are out in front and the first one to be targeted, there is nothing that will help. The latest version can pick up laser being used on other cars which was not possible several years ago. Also the new instant on- or "POP" which is a very short burst of radar can now be detected by the V1. It has saved my ass many times.
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Valentine One. Never becomes obsolete. I have had one since 2000 and have sent it back a few times for updates.



ME TOO
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Do the latest detectors really work with the police using either laser or "instant on" radar?
Would not say they are fool proof but the V-1's are pretty damn good, with that being said I really do not "speed" but mine has saved my rear plenty of times where I was not really paying attention and speeding

WORK GREAT when you hit these small Southern towns that have nothing better to do that stop speeders and most of them do not have the most updated equipment
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Valentine One. Never becomes obsolete. I have had one since 2000
Agree.........
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I've used Valentine 1 for over 10 years and I can't tell you how many times it's "saved me".
I like being able to tell which direction the radar is coming from!
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Thanks guys for the help!!!! Esuomm1 yes I am interested. Will send you a pm
Don't listen to the V1 leg humpers.

There are other models out there that are superior to it.

Myself I have a 9800ix with the gps and there's no way I could ever get rid of it.

MAYBE if Valetine came out with the same type of gps technology I could be swayed by it. However, in it's current state you will:

- Hate how many false alarms it gives. (do you really need to know if there's an automatic door on a building when you're cruising the parking lot? The gps radar detectors shut off under 20mph...which eliminates 70% of the falses right off the bat)
- Due to the amount start to ignore false alarms
- Realize that the ARROWS that everyone is involve with are really NOT important, it's important that you're not speeding while a little box is beeping.

I've used this for 2 years now and it's really the best detector out there if you do city/town driving.

Only drive on highways? (who does that?) THEN and ONLY THEN would I advise you to either get the V1 or the Redline.


I seriously cannot stand how the V1 marketing has fooled so many of you.

I had the v1 for 8 months, because I had all these people telling me about it....how great it was.....how it never falses..

Well my friends, that is BS and you know it. Anyone who has a different opinion then mine, YOU BETTER have owned both detectors before you come and try to bash what I say.

One last thing. If you're doing 120mph and the cop is smart enough, you will not beat him anyway. My radar detectors over the years have shown their worth when you're on backroads, doing 45 in a 35, 50 in a 45, etc... that's where it counts the most for me.
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Once I realized I could drive on Georgia interstates 9 miles above the speed limit, 79 mph, and not get a ticket, I put away my radar detector.
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Once I realized I could drive on Georgia interstates 9 miles above the speed limit, 79 mph, and not get a ticket, I put away my radar detector.
that's it when a trooper told me that I don't even mess with one anymore but I did get popped 7 years ago 'last time' in a speed trap on a local highway after topping a hill. 65 in a 45 $180
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that's it when a trooper told me that I don't even mess with one anymore but I did get popped 7 years ago 'last time' in a speed trap on a local highway after topping a hill. 65 in a 45 $180
I have gone through at least 50 speed traps doing 78-79 mph and have never been stopped. Now there was this time I was nailed for doing 76 mph in a 55 mph zone in the city limits. The $300 ticket got my attention.
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Valentine 1 for me.
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Valentine 1 has historically won the "Which is the Most Effective Radar Detecetor Test" in Road & Track magazine.
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How come it is ok to speed through town, but people get all shitty about a no wake zone?
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