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    check out the new passport IQ ,it combines state-of-the-art radar/laser detection, speed camera and speed limit information, 3D GPS navigation

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    Switched back to the V1 after trying out the passport ix. Main reason is that I can use the V1 on silent and see the arrows light up as a warning. The passport was worthless without the audible alerts which get very annoying on long trips where it hasn't had a chance to learn where the false alerts are.
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    radar detectors dont work.

    just so that way you guys are not spending to much money on detectors i will give some info. Radar detectors do not work i am a certified expert on the operation of laser (lydar) and radar operations. The new radar/laser guns on the market can detect cars for over a mile away and by the time the radar detector gets the freq that the gun is using its to late your already locked in. Also the radar gun is just a tool to back the officers observation so he can write you even if he did not get you on radar. So just do the speed limit i guess.

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    I bought my Passport 8500X50 off a member here, and it's worked wonders for me. Sure, it goes off every time I pass a pharmacy, but it's helped me out a lot, living in a new area where I don't know where cops like to hide.

    Of course, here in NY, even if you're doing 20 over, cops will still pass you
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    The guy is trying not to spend too much $ money on one and yet people still say 9500i, and v1 lol. Just get the x50, better price and just as good if not better imo. Ive had one for 4 years and it really will save you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2011RX View Post
    The guy is trying not to spend too much $ money on one and yet people still say 9500i, and v1 lol. Just get the x50, better price and just as good if not better imo. Ive had one for 4 years and it really will save you.
    I know... It doesn't matter if the person doesn't want to spend a prince's ransom, people will still come out with V1/9500 recommendations... The mid range Beltronics units are better value still IMO; $150-200 is a "sweet spot" in the market above which performance does improve, but no longer in direct proportion to additional price.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 2011RX
    The guy is trying not to spend too much $ money on one and yet people still say 9500i, and v1 lol. Just get the x50, better price and just as good if not better imo. Ive had one for 4 years and it really will save you.
    He never mentioned a budget, just that the V1 was $500, which is false.

    For most people, the mid-range detectors (Beltronics / X50) are suitable. I have no experience with the mid-range Beltronics, but a few friends have been happy with their X50 purchases. In the range of ~$200, either would be a good choice. That said, I'm pretty sure Escort/Beltronics have the same parent company
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    I didn't own one until 3 years ago, and prior to that I went 5 years without a ticket. In my first 18 months here I got 8 with the V1 because they use instant on most of the time. Now I leave the radar detector at home and once again I've been ticket free for 18 months.
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    Quote Originally Posted by teflon_jones View Post
    I didn't own one until 3 years ago, and prior to that I went 5 years without a ticket. In my first 18 months here I got 8 with the V1 because they use instant on most of the time. Now I leave the radar detector at home and once again I've been ticket free for 18 months.
    I was pretty much the same way growing up...I had 1 speeding ticket since I stopped using an RD (about 8 years ago). Before that, I had 3 or 4 in the 2 years I had my license...and pulled over many more times.

    I find that they give you a major false sense of security with speeding. Its much easier to figure out the best hiding spots for cops on the main roads you travel, and slow down at those spots.
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    I may be a minority in my reasoning, but I have a RD simply for the sake of knowing where police/cruisers are; I do not necessarily speed (yes, I go above the posted 65, but never more than 10 over), but I still like to have a heads up.

    Sometimes my mind drifts and my pedal foot gets the best of me, so the RD simply grounds me back to earth.

    And I believe I have one of the mid-model Escorts- has worked just fine. Apparently I do not have the instant on radars around here, so it warns me pretty early...have onyl been tagged once by LASER, and it was in NJ when a friend was driving.

    TBH, I received my three speeding tickets when I did not own a RD...if anything, it makes me more aware/anxious of my speed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mikie13
    I find that they give you a major false sense of security with speeding. Its much easier to figure out the best hiding spots for cops on the main roads you travel, and slow down at those spots.
    To properly use a radar detector, you should be still be looking out for hiding spots, as if you didn't have one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by shamankjm View Post
    I may be a minority in my reasoning, but I have a RD simply for the sake of knowing where police/cruisers are; I do not necessarily speed (yes, I go above the posted 65, but never more than 10 over), but I still like to have a heads up.

    Sometimes my mind drifts and my pedal foot gets the best of me, so the RD simply grounds me back to earth.
    Great point! i am not always speeding but if i hear that little SOB start beeping i know to slow down and snap out of my day dream lol
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