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First I wanted to get some ideas on best radar detectors under $200. Second I wanted to know if a $200 radar detector is worth the money. I heard with all the changes in technology, some of the radar detectors don't work as well. Anyways, I'd appreciate any help you can give me! Thanks!
 

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Why not used? I have a Bel 980 that I bought used for $120. Bel and Passport makes the best detectors (same company). A lot of people swear by Valentine 1 but honestly it's not worth the $400-500, huge size and increase theft risk.
 

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Thanks for the replies guys. I just went out and bought the passport x50 for $300 at best buy! Lets see how many tickets it gets me out of!
 

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Thanks for the replies guys. I just went out and bought the passport x50 for $300 at best buy! Lets see how many tickets it gets me out of!
I assume you got the red one then.


It will get you out of almost everything. I say that only because theres a slight % of it failing. But mine has been a trooper for 3 years. Never failed to alert me once. You'll be amazed how awesome it works over some $80 whistler.
 

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yeah i sure as hell wasnt payin $45 more for blue leds. plus i got the red theme going on in my car. Im glad to hear the radar detectors bad ass! I figure if i get outta 2 tickets, itll be paid for!
 

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I got the blue just cause everything is blue in my car, and its slick ^_^.

To date mines gotten me out of 23 encounters, 9 of those laser. Total estimated ticket cost probably like $3000.


It's worth it.
 

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peeper why are you even getting a detector? your car is already stealth,the will never see you coming :thumbup: make sure to follow up a week from now and let us know what you think of your new detector.
 

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I got the blue just cause everything is blue in my car, and its slick ^_^.

To date mines gotten me out of 23 encounters, 9 of those laser. Total estimated ticket cost probably like $3000.


It's worth it.
crazy how their 40 bucks more...where did you get yours?..
peeper06 said:
Thanks for the replies guys. I just went out and bought the passport x50 for $300 at best buy! Lets see how many tickets it gets me out of!
ya let us know how it goes..
 

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That site I posted. The display has 280 individual LED's in it, since blue is harder to produce X how many there are, thats where the $40 comes from.
 

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looking into getting one of those.
Do it. They should pay me off a referal program for how many people I get to buy these :D
 

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Kylebgts - as stealth as it may look...im a target for cops lol im sure everyone here knows how that goes. doesnt help that i live near lansing, mi which is like GM central. imo the cops around here target anyone not drivin a domestic car, especially spoiled lil rich girls like me lol

Faultless18 - i picked mine up at best buy...$300 on sale this week as opposed to the regular $310 or something like that. They have the one with the blue leds too for $345

I havent been drivin too much lately so I havent gotten a good feel of how well it works. Im gonna have to drive at night cuz thats when the cops hide out. But ill keep u guys posted!
 

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I would go into the options and edit it so it has the Lo X band. If you listen to music alot, you need to change the tones from standard to loud. At night theres the different dimmer settings but I usually leave mine on bright or one step below. it'll catch your attention pretty quickly.
 

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The Bel only won because it has the european band Ku, which wont be in the states for another 4-5years. Plus escort has a free firmware upgrade if you send it in so it doesn't really matter.
 
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