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What are the best ones?
What's the best I can get for the least money?
What should I look for when getting one?

What I want is something I can drive through New Hampshire backwoods at a comfortable speed with, not so much for highway driving(seeing how I'm already fucked if a laser gets me).
During the school year I drive about 200 miles each way almost every weekend and I abide by the speed limits(more or less), seeing how being broke would make me FUCKED if i got a big ticket.

So share your experience!
 

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I have a whistler model 1730 that i purchased from bestbuy for $40. It's not the best, but it was cheap and it works pretty good. I do mostly freeway driving and it has saved my butt a few times...:)
 
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save your money.....here is what you do.....if you have a friend thats a cop, get a pba card. the laser detector will just get you two tickets, one for speeding and one for the detector. pba card and a good attitude about being pulled over will get you out of most tickets. i have been pulled over several times and the cop has seen my card and asked me who is on the force. thats when i usually run it down the line, my father, my uncle, my cousin, her husband, my aunt, and one aunt and one uncle are corrections officers. most time my father will do. but i find that if you are pleasant and somewhat appologetic (not sure on the spelling), show the pba card and ask for professional curtesy (dont think thats right either.....its late and i am tired) they will just let you go with a warning. unless you are going some really rediculous speed (i.e. 100 in a 50. then there is basically no saving your ass). if you dont just get a warning, they will give you a b.s. ticket (tints, odometer, abstruction of view). any of those are better than a tictet thats will cost you more than 100 bucks. so all you need is a pba card and a good attitude.....both of which are free.
 

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save your money.....here is what you do.....if you have a friend thats a cop, get a pba card. the laser detector will just get you two tickets, one for speeding and one for the detector. pba card and a good attitude about being pulled over will get you out of most tickets. i have been pulled over several times and the cop has seen my card and asked me who is on the force. thats when i usually run it down the line, my father, my uncle, my cousin, her husband, my aunt, and one aunt and one uncle are corrections officers. most time my father will do. but i find that if you are pleasant and somewhat appologetic (not sure on the spelling), show the pba card and ask for professional curtesy (dont think thats right either.....its late and i am tired) they will just let you go with a warning. unless you are going some really rediculous speed (i.e. 100 in a 50. then there is basically no saving your ass). if you dont just get a warning, they will give you a b.s. ticket (tints, odometer, abstruction of view). any of those are better than a tictet thats will cost you more than 100 bucks. so all you need is a pba card and a good attitude.....both of which are free.
hmm are detectors illegal in NY? cos I know they aren't in my state. and my friend's father is probation officer and that kid speeds all the time and never gets out of anything- would the be the case where someone would have that card?
thanks tho- i'll ask around about it.
 
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probation officers i am not sure about. i dont know if they have pba cards too. however what is your friends attitude when he gets pulled over. i tell you, if you are appoligetic about what you did, you can get out of some tickets. it works trust me
 

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bigsad said:
probation officers i am not sure about. i dont know if they have pba cards too. however what is your friends attitude when he gets pulled over. i tell you, if you are appoligetic about what you did, you can get out of some tickets. it works trust me
I dunno what his attitude is- the kid does lie a lot, too(drives a z24
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And I have been apologetic when I've been pulled over and it did get me out of tickets- my friends had the same violations and they lost their licenses for them(because they were under 18, as was I) so yes- it is a good idea for everyone.

anyways- going back to detectors
this site claims that BEL 890 and Whistler 1780 as the best ones.
any of you experienced those?
 

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no way....
my friends dad is a detective and he has been pulled over, and let him go simply by looking up the Lisence number, and the cop just told him to be on his way, and keep down the speeding. I guess dont want to give each others kids tickets because that just means increased insurance for their kids (if the same were to happen to them)....
I want to be a cop for my kids for that reason alone.....
 

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valentine's are the best from what i hear
 

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Naw, my dad is a traveling salesman for living. He puts on about 1000 miles a week, and he speeds. He has been using them for years and now he bought the best one he's ever had. He knows a lot of other guys in his field, and they all have em. He bought the BEL Vector 985 for about $250. It has already saved him many times. There is a man who used to be a cop, and he now tests radar detectors with the latest police equipment. He has a website i believe, and the 985 is rated at number 2. No. 1 is the ESCORT 8500, which they just redesigned. I'd recommend the BEL all the way. I use it when i go racing.
 

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how do u find out if a radar detector is legal in your state or not? I wanted a detector for christmas and my mom would have bought it for me but my dad got pissed off about it so i couldn't get one. (he thinks i don't go over 55 or 60 mph..HA)
whatever.
 

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bigsad said:
save your money.....here is what you do.....if you have a friend thats a cop, get a pba card. the laser detector will just get you two tickets, one for speeding and one for the detector. pba card and a good attitude about being pulled over will get you out of most tickets. i have been pulled over several times and the cop has seen my card and asked me who is on the force. thats when i usually run it down the line, my father, my uncle, my cousin, her husband, my aunt, and one aunt and one uncle are corrections officers. most time my father will do. but i find that if you are pleasant and somewhat appologetic (not sure on the spelling), show the pba card and ask for professional curtesy (dont think thats right either.....its late and i am tired) they will just let you go with a warning. unless you are going some really rediculous speed (i.e. 100 in a 50. then there is basically no saving your ass). if you dont just get a warning, they will give you a b.s. ticket (tints, odometer, abstruction of view). any of those are better than a tictet thats will cost you more than 100 bucks. so all you need is a pba card and a good attitude.....both of which are free.
right I was pull over few weeks ago and I was very polite and the officer gave a $75.00 ticket because I didn't obey a traffic sign (speed sign) and not a $300.00 ticket for speeding
 

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hotnissanbabe2003 said:
how do u find out if a radar detector is legal in your state or not? I wanted a detector for christmas and my mom would have bought it for me but my dad got pissed off about it so i couldn't get one. (he thinks i don't go over 55 or 60 mph..HA)
whatever.
if Walmart sells radar detectors they're legal in ur state.
 
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