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Posted by jwilberdog on April 23, 2002 at 01:56:11:

In Reply to: posted by Doug G on April 23, 2002 at 00:19:26:

I just bought the V1 online...thanks everyone,

The fact that the V1 tells you where the Radar is and how many help you determine false alarms and where to be on the lookout. A buddy of mine took a long trip with me and immediately went out and bought one after seeing how it works.

Absolutely, They are with out a doubt worth every Penny.
I did a long trip from Denver to LA last year in my e30m3 with no detector. I was cruising well over speed limit through mountains and outside of Vegas. No tickets, guess I was lucky.

I am not going to push my luck this time though...I have a roadtrip planned from Atlanta to LA in my new ride ('97 c4s) and it prompted me to look at getting a new radar detector. After spending a lot of time on a ton of different sites this weekend I am still up in the air. The V1 seems to be the best choice without considering $, but the Bel 980 rates very strong and is almost $200 less. The escort ranks only slightly higher than the Bel in a couple of independent tests...everything I recall from this board and others is that the V1 is the way to go.
I don't do much highway cruising (live in LA) but I do drives the canyons and the coast on weekends and during the week back roads. Knock on wood but I have not been using a detector and have been fairly lucky. Am not sure if I would use everyday, and am stretching my budget at this time with the purchase of another Porsche.
Is the V1 really worth the extra cash?


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