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Old 07 Feb 2008, 12:59 pm
Butch Haynes
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Default Radar Detector Recomendation

For the rest of the year, I'll be on the interstate for a weekly 500 mile
round trip-- and want to get a radar detector. They seem to range from $50
on up to$500 or more.

I'm not interested in over working my credit card for "the very best" one.
Nor do I need one that gives me the cop's name and what he had for breakfast
when he lights me up. I just want a little advance warning of cops in the
area if the old needle creeps up too high-- real easy to do in my '07 Accord
EX-L Sedan 6 cyl.

So where's the most bang for the buck/sweet spot to buy-- and any specific
recommendations?


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Old 07 Feb 2008, 01:19 pm
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Butch Haynes wrote:
> For the rest of the year, I'll be on the interstate for a weekly 500 mile
> round trip-- and want to get a radar detector. They seem to range from $50
> on up to$500 or more.
>
> I'm not interested in over working my credit card for "the very best" one.
> Nor do I need one that gives me the cop's name and what he had for breakfast
> when he lights me up. I just want a little advance warning of cops in the
> area if the old needle creeps up too high-- real easy to do in my '07 Accord
> EX-L Sedan 6 cyl.
>
> So where's the most bang for the buck/sweet spot to buy-- and any specific
> recommendations?


Use your cruise control. Then, you don't have to worry about speeding.

Jeff
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Old 07 Feb 2008, 01:43 pm
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Default Re: Radar Detector Recomendation

Butch Haynes wrote:
> For the rest of the year, I'll be on the interstate for a weekly 500 mile
> round trip-- and want to get a radar detector. They seem to range from $50
> on up to$500 or more.
>
> I'm not interested in over working my credit card for "the very best" one.
> Nor do I need one that gives me the cop's name and what he had for breakfast
> when he lights me up. I just want a little advance warning of cops in the
> area if the old needle creeps up too high-- real easy to do in my '07 Accord
> EX-L Sedan 6 cyl.
>
> So where's the most bang for the buck/sweet spot to buy-- and any specific
> recommendations?
>
>


Valentine One! $399.00 Top rated.

Buying a cheap radar detector makes as much sense as buying a smoke
detector that "usually" works well but is guaranteed to work once the
house is actually burning well.


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Old 07 Feb 2008, 01:51 pm
Butch Haynes
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Default Re: Radar Detector Recomendation

"Jeff" <kidsdoc2000@hotmail.com> wrote in message
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> Butch Haynes wrote:
>> For the rest of the year, I'll be on the interstate for a weekly 500 mile
>> round trip-- and want to get a radar detector. They seem to range from
>> $50 on up to$500 or more.
>>
>> I'm not interested in over working my credit card for "the very best"
>> one. Nor do I need one that gives me the cop's name and what he had for
>> breakfast when he lights me up. I just want a little advance warning of
>> cops in the area if the old needle creeps up too high-- real easy to do
>> in my '07 Accord EX-L Sedan 6 cyl.
>>
>> So where's the most bang for the buck/sweet spot to buy-- and any
>> specific recommendations?

>


> Use your cruise control. Then, you don't have to worry about speeding.
>
> Jeff


Well, if I accidentally set it a little too high, the radar detector will
still be helpful. So can you recommend anything?


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Old 07 Feb 2008, 02:31 pm
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I have had a passport solo for several years. It is nice in that
it runs on batteries and doesn't have a cord hanging. I does
a pretty good job, but you still have to be fast on the brake.






On Thu, 7 Feb 2008 12:59:17 -0500, "Butch Haynes" <Butch@huntsville>
wrote:

>For the rest of the year, I'll be on the interstate for a weekly 500 mile
>round trip-- and want to get a radar detector. They seem to range from $50
>on up to$500 or more.
>
>I'm not interested in over working my credit card for "the very best" one.
>Nor do I need one that gives me the cop's name and what he had for breakfast
>when he lights me up. I just want a little advance warning of cops in the
>area if the old needle creeps up too high-- real easy to do in my '07 Accord
>EX-L Sedan 6 cyl.
>
>So where's the most bang for the buck/sweet spot to buy-- and any specific
>recommendations?
>

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Old 07 Feb 2008, 04:14 pm
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In article <RbSdnUDnXeKG2jbanZ2dnUVZ_oytnZ2d@comcast.com>,
"Butch Haynes" <Butch@huntsville> wrote:

> For the rest of the year, I'll be on the interstate for a weekly 500 mile
> round trip-- and want to get a radar detector. They seem to range from $50
> on up to$500 or more.
>
> I'm not interested in over working my credit card for "the very best" one.
> Nor do I need one that gives me the cop's name and what he had for breakfast
> when he lights me up. I just want a little advance warning of cops in the
> area if the old needle creeps up too high-- real easy to do in my '07 Accord
> EX-L Sedan 6 cyl.
>
> So where's the most bang for the buck/sweet spot to buy-- and any specific
> recommendations?


Get a Valentine One.

Drive with traffic in the right lane.

Don't tailgate.

Don't swerve in and out of traffic.

A radar detector by itself is meaningless. A radar detector against
lidar is meaningless.

A radar detector against radar, coupled with intelligent driving, will
keep you safe.

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Old 07 Feb 2008, 05:08 pm
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"Elmo P. Shagnasty" <elmop@nastydesigns.com> wrote in message
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>
> A radar detector against radar, coupled with intelligent driving, will
> keep you safe.


Intelligent driving by itself will keep you safe.


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Old 07 Feb 2008, 05:17 pm
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Default Re: Radar Detector Recomendation

Butch Haynes wrote:
> For the rest of the year, I'll be on the interstate for a weekly 500 mile
> round trip-- and want to get a radar detector. They seem to range from $50
> on up to$500 or more.
>
> I'm not interested in over working my credit card for "the very best" one.
> Nor do I need one that gives me the cop's name and what he had for breakfast
> when he lights me up. I just want a little advance warning of cops in the
> area if the old needle creeps up too high-- real easy to do in my '07 Accord
> EX-L Sedan 6 cyl.
>
> So where's the most bang for the buck/sweet spot to buy-- and any specific
> recommendations?
>
>

Hi,
I never saw perfect one or dependable one. More like a nuisance causing
distraction. Just dirve sensibly. In my driving days, I had one ocasion
where detecotr prewarned radar ahead, then did not matter any way, I was
not speeding. If you have money to spend on radar detecotr, I'd get a
GPS unit(more helpful).
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Old 07 Feb 2008, 06:00 pm
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"Brian Smith" <Halifax@NovaScotia.Canada> wrote in news:YjLqj.18493
$C61.11322@edtnps89:

>
> "Elmo P. Shagnasty" <elmop@nastydesigns.com> wrote in message
> news:elmop-BE5487.16141107022008@nntp3.usenetserver.com...
>>
>> A radar detector against radar, coupled with intelligent driving, will
>> keep you safe.

>
> Intelligent driving by itself will keep you safe.
>
>



Intelligent driving does not necessarily entail adhering to the posted
speed limit.


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Old 07 Feb 2008, 06:10 pm
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"Tony Hwang" <dragon40@shaw.ca> wrote in message
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> Butch Haynes wrote:
>> For the rest of the year, I'll be on the interstate for a weekly 500 mile
>> round trip-- and want to get a radar detector. They seem to range from
>> $50 on up to$500 or more.
>>
>> I'm not interested in over working my credit card for "the very best"
>> one. Nor do I need one that gives me the cop's name and what he had for
>> breakfast when he lights me up. I just want a little advance warning of
>> cops in the area if the old needle creeps up too high-- real easy to do
>> in my '07 Accord EX-L Sedan 6 cyl.
>>
>> So where's the most bang for the buck/sweet spot to buy-- and any
>> specific recommendations?

> Hi,
> I never saw perfect one or dependable one. More like a nuisance causing
> distraction. Just dirve sensibly. In my driving days, I had one ocasion
> where detecotr prewarned radar ahead, then did not matter any way, I was
> not speeding. If you have money to spend on radar detecotr, I'd get a GPS
> unit(more helpful).


Lemme see if I got this right. Based on the fact that the one time your
radar detector went off you weren't speeding, you recommend that I should
install a device that tells me my exact location instead of warning me of a
cop's speed gun? Huh??


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