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      03-15-2019, 01:35 AM   #155
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Sold it on eBay for $250! It literally cost me $35 after fees to upgrade to the newest one. I got hooked up with it from a forum member who said he used it once and he gave me a concealed display. Looks like I owe both of you a beer! Cheers...
Wow that's so weird, I guess nobody on here is gullible enough to buy old V1s, maybe they are just not that available in Europe or something ?

Check out Vortex Radar on youtube to see his comparisons - V1's range is 910 feet while R3 is 2334 feet, for me on the highway this is the difference between getting a ticket/pulled over vs never even getting suspected of speeding. Here's a link to the frame where he compares them and goes over more details. Radar Range Comparison
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      03-15-2019, 10:08 AM   #156
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Check out Vortex Radar on youtube to see his comparisons - V1's range is 910 feet while R3 is 2334 feet, for me on the highway this is the difference between getting a ticket/pulled over vs never even getting suspected of speeding. Here's a link to the frame where he compares them and goes over more details. Radar Range Comparison
I've long taken these comparisons with a huge grain of salt because they all seem to get drastically different results. Car and Driver has tested the V1 straight on and gotten 11k feet of detection. Sounds like the Vortex guy has some kind of course set up to do his testing, but it also seems that he's got all the detectors lined up on the dash next to each other, which is not the proper way to test a detector.

When I also factor in how Mike Valentine has pretty much pissed off every single person in the industry, I question how realistic any of these comparison tests are.
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      03-16-2019, 02:31 PM   #157
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I use a free crowd sourced police detector called Waze
It saved me countless times.
Waze + detector is almost perfect solution.
Dang I've always had the Waze app but hardly use it didn't know it gives you police warnings and all that. Gonna give it a shot in my next drive!!
So I tried the waze app it's great it does tell ya when cops are ahead. I did notice that half the time that it warns me the cops aren't there anymore when I hit the spot. But still it's good to know when cops are lurking around. Still want to get a legit scanner tho.
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      03-16-2019, 06:41 PM   #158
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I'm a bit late but I notice this a lot...
I'm up in Maine, nice cars are fairly rare.
Everyone wants to race but this isn't a drag car.
I'm trying to learn the basics of driving an exotic, I don't need a Kia Stinger trying to pass me on a one lane highway on ramp.
Granted, ol boy lost sight of me as soon as there were no more red lights for him to use.
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So I tried the waze app it's great it does tell ya when cops are ahead. I did notice that half the time that it warns me the cops aren't there anymore when I hit the spot. But still it's good to know when cops are lurking around. Still want to get a legit scanner tho.
I do 50-60k miles a year and I see that a lot, but I don't mind seeing the expired alerts for cops. On a major rural Interstate like I-80, I'll often see a half dozen alerts, all just a 1/2 mile or so apart--makes it easy to track the LEO's movement.

Of course, in urban areas the feature is nearly useless, but it also seems a lot harder to get stopped.
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I go through the same thing. Comes mostly from other non m 3 series or mustangs. I enjoy seeing the other people that I assume are jealous. I get 18 year olds in 330i / 335i that pull up and say they could beat me from a take off, and I simply ignore it and roll up my window. I don't care how fast the car is or isn't, I simply like how it sounds. But that don't mean I dislike the jealousy
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I go through the same thing. Comes mostly from other non m 3 series or mustangs. I enjoy seeing the other people that I assume are jealous. I get 18 year olds in 330i / 335i that pull up and say they could beat me from a take off, and I simply ignore it and roll up my window. I don't care how fast the car is or isn't, I simply like how it sounds. But that don't mean I dislike the jealousy
I hear ya brother!

Speaking of mustangs, had a quite different (but refreshing) experience last weekend. Weather was super nice so decided to wash the whip and take it for a spin. While stopped on a red light I noticed a modded mustang behind me. Light turned green I switched to left lane coz I was going to turn left. As mustang rolled past me he gave me a "honk of approval" and a thumbs up sign!!

Didn't expect that specially from an American muscle car coz they always want to race me so that really made my day.
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