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Im looking for a radar detector on ebay for like 100 bucks or under, nothing special or fancy just want it to work. Just wondering which would be the best pick. Give me any thoughts of what brand and model.
 

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im looking at the whistler 1740, bel 920, or cobra 9210 (maybe the cobra 9870)
 

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yea i saw really really good reviews on that just dont want to fork out 250 bucks
 

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because im a college student and have no money as it is =)
 

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Radar detectors are not 100% effective. You'll probably get pulled over if you're the only one on the road at night because the cop will turn it on when you're almost on top of him, instead of leaving the radar on constantly. You have to be smart if you're going to speed, even if you have a detector.

- Don't speed if you're the only one on the road, especially if there are hills or places where the cops can hide.

- Don't weave in and out of traffic, it only brings more attention to yourself.

- Don't speed excessively for long distances. Doing over 100mph for a couple hours is a speeding ticket waiting to happen.

- Watch for airplanes flying low and along the highway. Speed traps aren't always in cars.

That being said, I have an old Escort Passport 5000 that seems to still work well for me.
 

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Radar detectors? I have two of the original super-heterodyne, cast-metal-case Escorts (one with a 4-digit serial number!), two Passport 4600s, and two Valentine-1s. (All still work.) I also have a radio scanner. I just bought two Lidatek LE-30s (laser signal scramblers).

If you drive fast, you drive a lot, or you drive fast a lot ... you NEED a radar detector!
 

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bob shiftright said:
Radar detectors? I have two of the original super-heterodyne, cast-metal-case Escorts (one with a 4-digit serial number!), two Passport 4600s, and two Valentine-1s. (All still work.) I also have a radio scanner. I just bought two Lidatek LE-30s (laser signal scramblers).

If you drive fast, you drive a lot, or you drive fast a lot ... you NEED a radar detector!
Geez Bob, your dash and windshield must resemble a NASA control center will all those electronic gadgets. :)
 

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I used to use a radar detector.. But after I got my TSX, I put it away.. I don't know if there are radar detectors that can do this, but I wish radar detectors would beep whenever there is an ambulance/firetruck/etc. with it's sirens on so I know that it's near me so I can pull over... At certain parts of the city, you can't hear it so you have no idea an emergency vehicle is zooming through..
 

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I used to use a radar detector.. But after I got my TSX, I put it away.. I don't know if there are radar detectors that can do this, but I wish radar detectors would beep whenever there is an ambulance/firetruck/etc. with it's sirens on so I know that it's near me so I can pull over... At certain parts of the city, you can't hear it so you have no idea an emergency vehicle is zooming through..
Actually there are radar detectors that are designed to give you an alert when emergency and construction vehicles are around (like mine). The only problem is that these vehicles have to be sending out a signal for it to work properly. I've found that it varies from city to city whether or not they have their vehicles send out this signal.
 

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Actually there are radar detectors that are designed to give you an alert when emergency and construction vehicles are around (like mine). The only problem is that these vehicles have to be sending out a signal for it to work properly. I've found that it varies from city to city whether or not they have their vehicles send out this signal.
Hmm...mine does have the emergency tones/led..not sure if it's the same type of signal it receives.
I thought all service vehicles send that signal out whenever they're rushing to an emergency..or road construction...hmm...
 

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Hmm...mine does have the emergency tones/led..not sure if it's the same type of signal it receives.
I thought all service vehicles send that signal out whenever they're rushing to an emergency..or road construction...hmm...
I'm not sure when the signal is sent out, but I'm pretty sure it's not used in every city.
 

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sjlee said:
I'm not sure when the signal is sent out, but I'm pretty sure it's not used in every city.
Yeah...I wish they'd use them.. I think it's safer for those who use radar detectors to know when they're screaming by...
 

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sjlee said:
Geez Bob, your dash and windshield must resemble a NASA control center will all those electronic gadgets. :)
Nope! It looks absolutely stock and clean!

The Lidatek main unit is in the front bumper, and the V-1 main unit is inside a visor CD organizer. The V-1 remote display, LED for the Lidatek LE-30 and "kill" switches for the V-1, LE-30 and scanner are mounted in a custom panel in place of the red, fuzzy "not an ashtray". The scanner is in the glovebox, at the moment the glovebox of the Volvo. The scanner antenna is inside the "A" pillar trim.

Flick the switches, close the little door and everything disappears. All you see is a harmless, wussy white, spoiler-less little Acura with wussy "special interest" license plates!

As soon as I become technically adept enough to master a digital camera I'll post some pictures. :)



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Nope! It looks absolutely stock and clean!

The Lidatek main unit is in the front bumper, and the V-1 main unit is inside a visor CD organizer. The V-1 remote display, LED for the Lidatek LE-30 and "kill" switches for the V-1, LE-30 and scanner are mounted in a custom panel in place of the red, fuzzy "not an ashtray". The scanner is in the glovebox, at the moment the glovebox of the Volvo. The scanner antenna is inside the "A" pillar trim.

Flick the switches, close the little door and everything disappears. All you see is a harmless, wussy white, spoiler-less little Acura with wussy "special interest" license plates!

As soon as I become technically adept enough to master a digital camera I'll post some pictures. :)



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You forgot to mention where you have the other five radar detectors. Or don't you use them all in the same car? :)
 

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sjlee said:
You forgot to mention where you have the other five radar detectors. Or don't you use them all in the same car? :)
:flower:

The 2 Escorts and one of the Passports are in a box in the corner of my home office. The other radar detectors are actively working in other cars. I keep the big, bulky Escorts around mainly for sentimental reasons. I still have my first car, unless my wife had it towed away yesterday. And that's my first wife, too.... :)
 
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