Join Date: May 2005
Location: Jacksonville, Florida
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Good, Better, Best
I had the Bel model that was out before the one they tested and was not impressed. And I have a slightly older Passport that my wife now uses. It works, just not as good range-wise as the V1. My '99 Black GTP earned the nickname "The Shiny Black Cop Magnet" so I need all the help I can get.
If you try to operate the V1 around town in anything but the Advanced Logic mode it will drive you insane with warnings. But in the Advanced Logic mode, it weeds out all but the strong-enough-to-be-dangerous signals AND tells you where they're coming from.
A co-worker has the Escort Passport 8500 in his 525i. I was following him to a meeting a couple of weeks ago when my V1 went off and I backed down 5 to 10 seconds before he got a warning. That can easily be the difference between a good day and a bad day. The least Escort could have done is to give the detector a sexy voice to constantly chatter "K Band".
Yes, the V1 box is looking its age. But it's those dang arrows that I'm addicted to.