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I'm looking to get a radar detector and was wondering what the best one made is. I do want one where the main sensing unit is mounted behind the bumper cover and the only thing in the car is the display unit (which I can hide somewhere). The other thing is that I want VG2 technology to help hide the detector. I know VA uses radar 90% of the time and my old detector had VG2 and they never knew that I picked up thier radar emissions way down the road. I could drive right by them with it blaring and they never knew it was on. Any suggestions and brands- I plan on having this installed in Maryland (where I'm orginally from and absolutely detest Va State and thier efforts to make money by blocking radar detectors.)
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I have a Whistler radar detector with the VG2 technology. It detects X, K, and Ka bands as well as Laser and Pulse. I paid $100 for it over a year ago at Wal-Mart. It's saved my ass more than a few times. :)
pimped3point3, I have the 1650. It's the next model down from you. It has all the same features... except it doesn't have the RealVoice. When I got mine, the model you have was way more than $80 at Wal-Mart.

I have mine mounted pretty much in the center of the windshield and I haven't been pulled over. Maybe I'm just lucky. :)

It's not the best, but it's paid for itself more than once in warning me to slow down because a cop is in the area.

[ February 04, 2002: Message edited by: 00ChryslerIntrepid ]

[ February 04, 2002: Message edited by: 00ChryslerIntrepid ]
The Valentine One was rated a 77 out of 100 on (who claims to be "the world's most-quoted authority on radar detectors and speed trap technology")

They rated the Escort Passport 8500 above the rest. Coming in a very close 2nd was the Bel 980.

Don't base your decision on just one source (the C&D article). :)

Late-Breaking News: is selling the Bel 980 at $230 with free shipping!! According to them the list price is $340!! I'm really tempted to buy it, but I think I'll wait for my tax refund. ;)

[ February 04, 2002: Message edited by: 00ChryslerIntrepid ]
As I said, don't treat the word of any one source as gospel. :)
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