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Old 09-15-2012, 11:14 PM   #1
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Radar Detector!

Hey guys so my budget is about 100$ -.- Does anybody have any feedback on the Whistler XTR - 420 , Autozone has it for about 100$ I read about 10 reviews and they were all good but complains about the battery dying fast! Any other Radars for most 150$?
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Old 09-16-2012, 12:24 AM   #2
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Hey guys so my budget is about 100$ -.- Does anybody have any feedback on the Whistler XTR - 420 , Autozone has it for about 100$ I read about 10 reviews and they were all good but complains about the battery dying fast! Any other Radars for most 150$?
Don't waste your money. Save your money for a Valentine One.
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Old 09-16-2012, 04:25 AM   #3
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V1 or escort redline. If you simply cannot pay that much get a refurbished escort 8500.
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Old 09-16-2012, 09:26 AM   #4
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save your money until you can buy a better one. and don't speed, just a suggestion lol
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Old 09-16-2012, 09:30 AM   #5
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V1 or escort redline. If you simply cannot pay that much get a refurbished escort 8500.
agreed....or you can get the Beltronics STi Driver or STi Magnum.

Save your money and get a good radar detector. Cheap ones do nothing for you......
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Old 09-16-2012, 09:43 AM   #6
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+1 I have been looking into detectors for a little while now and everyone here is right. Don't buy a cheap one. It will be a waste. If you really are on a budget,choose one that Solidjake reccomended by getting a factory refurbished unit,or if you are daring check craigslist.
I am looking into the passport 9500ix myself,but it is between 4-500 new. Used ones of this model make me nervous because they need to be registered with escort to be updated.

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Don't waste your money on something cheap! Save and get a Valentine 1....
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Old 09-17-2012, 08:20 AM   #9
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highway get a Valentine1. City driving get a STI. /thread
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Old 09-17-2012, 01:35 PM   #10
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Just bought a Escort 8500 x50
http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Escort+-...0x50&cp=1&lp=1

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Escort X50 or V1 and you are good. Most others are wasting money. Cordless are super wastes of money.
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Old 09-17-2012, 02:07 PM   #12
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Bad move. For $360 you could have bought a returned unit from valentine1 directly with warranty, all accessories and the latest version............
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Old 09-17-2012, 03:15 PM   #13
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valentine 1 as long as you don't live in viriginia or d.c.
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Bad move. For $360 you could have bought a returned unit from valentine1 directly with warranty, all accessories and the latest version............
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Old 09-17-2012, 05:11 PM   #15
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Illegal in va and the state of dc. The escort redline or stir are stealth and can't be picked up by their radar detector detectors.
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Lol $100 for a radar detector? V1 or GTFO.
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Old 09-22-2012, 01:09 PM   #18
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Illegal in va and the state of dc. The escort redline or stir are stealth and can't be picked up by their radar detector detectors.
yup, exactly. also, radar detectors are illegal on military bases, for those of you who serve.
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radar detectors are awesome, but they only work with doppler style speed detection. most do LIDAR as well, but won't save you from the ANPR, no, it isn't public radio, its the plate recognition software, if, you get a ticket mailed to you, please do the right thing, and sue the agency that sent it to you... it's just wrong. probably unconstitutional, but definitely wrong. citizenship through defiance! I'm talking to you Arizona!
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ALPR they call it in NYC. Automatic license plate recognition.
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