In Reply to: Poll: Has a radar detector really helped you posted by avoid tickets in your M3?(eom) on April 19, 1999 at 20:30:23:
Yes, it has saved me, here in Tenn. they are not very stealthy in some communities, so when the radar is going (on all the time), it really helps. However, just got a ticket in my home town with my detector on... Zapped from behind. My detector never went off (Uniden). Doubt in that situation any detector would have helped because the pulse was probably less than 5 seconds.
Just bought V2, I can definitely tell the difference. Although many more false alarms due to door openers, but no falses due to detectors in other cars. Recommended.