Radar Detectors..What the Best?? - GM Forum - Buick, Cadillac, Chev, Olds, GMC & Pontiac chat

Performance, Brainstorming & Tuning Talk about modifications, or anything else associated with performance enhancements. Have a new idea for performance/reliability? Post it here. No idea is stupid! (please use Detailing and Appearance for cosmetic ideas)

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 11-28-2002, 11:18 AM   #1
Senior Member
Posts like a 4 Banger
Thread Starter
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Siler City N.C.
Posts: 124
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
BUCKMAN is on a distinguished road
Default Radar Detectors..What the Best??

I run a Cobra and it'* about 3 years old. It'* served me well but with Christmas coming I was thinking of putting it on my list. Oh and Randy your not the oldest fart around I've got 4 years on you and we've had several new members in our age range join over the past couple months.
BUCKMAN is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-28-2002, 01:37 PM   #2
Junior Member
Posts like a Ricer Type-R
Join Date: Aug 2002
Posts: 10
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
willwren is on a distinguished road

You got me by a couple, but I still remember my first detector. It was an X/K also! I bet not many of us remember when that was 'state of the art'. Some people will tell you Valentine is the best. It probably is for many reasons, upgradeability is one of them. However.....as far as functionality is concerned, I think some rival it. I know from personal experience, the Whistler has better range and reaction time than the Unidens. Whistler gets pretty damn good reviews. I just retired the Uniden in the back window and put in another whistler, but a cheaper model. My 1660 in the front window is a couple years old now, but still saving my butt! I can't bring myself to retire it until I find another with a sexy female voice that talks to me. It'* pretty cool!

I doubt the 1660 is still available, but it'* got a text display and voice. If I recall it was just over $250 new, but the price dropped like a rock a couple months after I bought it. I've read a couple reviews that put the Whistler above the escort series, too. Pretty impressive considering the way escort backs their product.

I've been custom wiring all my detectors for years now. I hate fiddling with the little switch up on the detector. I run my detectors off a switch on the console. Gives my co-pilots something else to help with, too! That way if you DO get pulled over, the cop won't see your cord, and won't see your arm go up to turn off the detector. Mount it high enough, and he won't ever see it.
willwren is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-28-2002, 10:38 PM   #3
Senior Member
Posts like a Turbo
Join Date: Jan 2002
Posts: 236
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
boseman350 is on a distinguished road

escort 8500 voted top of the line almsot a tie w/ valentine 1 but other places say its better. It has saved me a couple times so it more than paid for itself.
boseman350 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-28-2002, 11:02 PM   #4
Senior Member
Posts like a Turbo
Join Date: May 2002
Posts: 334
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
CDecker is on a distinguished road

DEF Valentine 1. Its expensive, but in the end it will more than pay for itself. Once you have this detector, with the arrows telling you what direction the radar / laser it hitting you, you'll wonder how you ever had a detector without them.

Read The Other Post on This Question:

Or Just visit Http://www.valentine1.com

CDecker is offline   Reply With Quote

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Radar Detectors GoldenBullet Lounge 12 10-08-2006 05:26 PM
comparing radar detectors harofreak00 Lounge 19 11-28-2004 09:54 PM
Radar Detectors Merlin 91/97 Lounge 9 01-05-2004 02:01 AM
Radar Detectors Pontiac735 General GM Chat 17 06-02-2003 01:43 PM
Using Radar Detectors ejecto Performance, Brainstorming & Tuning 5 11-29-2002 12:45 PM

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 02:17 PM.

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.