Well I just ordered a Bel 985 from Costco. $235.
Anybody have any experience with it? It seems to get reviews as good as the Passport 8500, but is a bit less expensive.
I'm not really into the whole bells & whistles thing. I just want reliable and long-range detection. I think the Bell has equal detection as the 8500, but not quite as many features.
I was surprised to see the V1 isn't stacking up against the latest technology, range-wise. That's too bad. I always thought I'd buy one. The arrows are nifty, but I'd slow down no matter where the radar was.
Want a good laugh? The Bel is replacing my 15 year-old Cobra radar detector that only detected X and K band. It paid for itself about a thousand times, though. I think it's broken now. It stopped going off, even for those "Your Speed" signs the police sometimes set up on roads. I think the K-band is broken. It still gives X-band falses in the usual spots.