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I never thought I would need one but since I got my Subaru I have been more than a little heavy on the gas and now I am in the market for a radar detector. I would love to have a V1 but its a little steep IMHO and I would have to save up for it but since I am the impatient type I want something run out a buy tomorrow. Escort 8500 is at the top of my list any other suggestions for >275? And while where at it where do you have yours?
 
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I've been told that my insurance company (usaa) will not cover me if I'm found to have a radar detector in my car. You might check yours.
Besides. If you skip the radar detector, you have to pay more attention to what you're doing, to avoid getting ticketed. It doesn't mean you have to slow down, just be smart. Don't speed where the cops hang out. Don't speed excessively at night. Don't weave in and out. Don't forget that some places tail you in airplanes (god invented sunroofs for a reason).

I've been pulled over three times for speeding in the last almost 8 years, and it's not because I don't speed. I think that not using a radar detector keeps you on your toes. The only people I know who get pulled over regularly are those who rely on their radar detectors.
 

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I don’t think that a radar detector will allow me a false sense of security but another tool to help sniff them out wouldn’t hurt either. I have state farm insurance I will check it out about the policy. Do you mean if you have a wreck and found to have a radar detector they won’t cover it? What if speeding wasn’t a factor?
 
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Do you mean if you have a wreck and found to have a radar detector they won’t cover it? What if speeding wasn’t a factor?
That's exactly what I mean. . . I think it's the principle. A radar detector is only good to you if you're breaking the law, which endangers other people around you. So they've got this funny position where they're not going to insure you if you want to break the law, or something. :rolleyes:

I dunno if that's the way it really is. I haven't checked myself. That's just what I was told by my parents.
 

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The 8500 is great, has saved my butt many times. It is not cheap, but is cheaper than the v1 and seems to work well enough. I still haven't used all the features this thing has...;)
 

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What if USAA catches you with a radar detector they will not give you your clam money?? man that sucks i have Usaa, oh well i just have to remove it when( it better never happen) i crash.
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I agree that the 8500 is good. I have had mine about three days less than my Scuby. It not only warns of cops on the hunt but also has the ability to let you know when an emergency vehicle is within 2 blocks. This works in Indy but not everywhere.

Some of the construction areas use a radar emiter to remind you to slow down and in many cases if there is an accident the police leave their radar on too. So there are other uses than just to break the law.

And when you get real good at reading it, you can use it to set up some Hothead Civicso that he gets the ticket for speeding.;) Not that I would do that or anything.:rolleyes:
 

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And when you get real good at reading it, you can use it to set up some Hothead Civicso that he gets the ticket for speeding.;) Not that I would do that or anything.:rolleyes:
How do you do that? Not like I would do that, just wondering heh. ;)
 
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If I had kids, that's exactly what I'd tell them too! :sunny:
Why? It didn't keep me from speeding, it just made me better at it without relying on tools.
 

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An Example for MagicMT:

Coming home from Bloomington, Indiana at Moorseville there is a series of 3 or 4 lights in a basically rural area. This area is also known for a abnormal amount of police activity after an Indiana University Basketball game. (I'm not a fan I was working). Anyway, at the first light I start to pull away at a brisk but not racing pace, this is a state highway, and a very loud Civic pulls up next to me, revs his engine and pulls away. At this time my 8500 starts to chirp showing a Ka radar signature somewhere in my future. At the next light, I pull up to the Civic and he starts his revving and staging at the light. When the light turns green, he's off in a puff of smoke. The detector is showimg a stronger signal each time he fires it. At the third light there is a hill just ahead and my detector is going nuts. I figured the cop was just over the hill, where I had seen them before. When the light turned green I unloaded on the Civic, catching him by suprise. He went for the kill. I stopped accelerating at 55mph (Because that is the speed limit and I ALWAYS obey the speed limit. :D ) The Civic got his kill and just over the hill I believe he got his ticket. At least I think that is what happens when you are doing around 75mph in a 55mph speed zone and blow by a cop with his radar on!

This is an old guy trick. Some thing I learned delivering pizzas in the sixties.

I may be old but I didn't get the ticket either.:burnout:
 
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