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Ain't she perdy? Somebody knee me in the groin and talk me out of buying this sucka. For one thing, I don't NEED it. Especially on El Burgo. I'd only use it in my Lexus LS. Secondly, I find my self cruising slow to use less fuel anyway.

But I just love gadgets. I've got a Valentine 1, but mostly keep it off. But this sucka is a technological marvel! Worth the money? No way. I'm still tempted though. Even at 750 bones, plus tax, tag, title, disposal fee, this fee that and the other. Maybe they'll let me make monthly installments over 30 years...

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Just Donate to your Local Fraternity of Police and Proudly Display the Decal. My mom swore by them so much that she would put a Sticker on my car.
 

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Naaaaaw. I pay hefty enough taxes for our trusty federal, state and local gobment workers to waste. They get their cut from my taxes. Druther have a gadget.
 

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radar detectors are great ! with the new detectors you know exactly the speed you are going when the police hit you with a gotcha gun , and a real good detector is worth enough at a pawn shop to cover the ticket, (but not the rise in insurance premiums) (my niece's husband is a road leo)
Anywho , I prefer my escorts to have a bit of a different shape, although the price is essentially the same
 
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Dang that's a crazy price tag. I had one years ago. 50/50 chance it worked. By cobra. $150. 750 oof thats much
 

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Not really so insane if ya factor in inflation and that there's a lot more to it than the old ones.

Dang that's a crazy price tag. I had one years ago. 50/50 chance it worked. By cobra. $150. 750 oof thats much
 

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The people that make the LEO Radar Guns it’s their brothers-in-laws that makes the detectors.

Just remember Corn Pop was a Bad Dude !
 

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LIDAR has basically already nailed you when the detector goes off, not much scatter to intercept for an advance warning.
 

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LIDAR has basically already nailed you when the detector goes off, not much scatter to intercept for an advance warning.
In 95% this is true but some times the operator will pull the 'Shoot' button as they are homing in on a flat surface of one vehicle and you may get the scatter or reflection 1 mile away.

The old patten Radar of the 1970's was so bad. In 1 mile it would hit and bounce off any cars, planes or trains. In 1984 we drag raced on the service road at Augusta GA Airport and always waited till a jet was landing or taking off. The LEO would see 1 signature at 150 MPH. Easy to win in court if you got popped, just show airline time schedules.

Old Radar = 12 gauge shotgun pattern at 10,000 feet. It caught everything out there and it was 'Best Guess' based on training and lies.
Newer K2 band Radar =12 gauge pattern at 2,500 feet. Caught most things out there, best 1 of the 3 or 4 cars as seen by the operator, best guess.
Old Lidar (not instant on and accurate) = .308 at 1,500 feet. Kind of a fine beam but still a 50/50% guess of two vehicles. A little side scatter.
New Lidar (Instant on and real accurate) = .22 cal at 100 feet. They have your butt, give up.

The old Radar units were easly fooled by heater duct fans or moving in stationary mode. A Ford Crown Vic's windshild defroster was doing 35 MPH on low speed, 58 MPH on middle speed and 78 MPH on fast. Just point the gun down at the vent and pull the trigger....


OR get the Crusier up to 69 MPH and shoot a tree on the side of the road, then pull the car coming head on doing 45 in a 45 zone and write the ticket for 69 MPH (24 MPH over) ($280 bucks) I won that one in court aganst a Military Police officer at Ft Gordon GA. Was ending a 400 mile ride, My riding partner was an off duty Richmond County GA Sheriff on a Suzuki GS1100 and swore in court I was doing no more than 50 MPH in that 45 MPH zone. We both were stopped, I was ticketed but he was not. He was mairred to a Army female 1st Sgt (E-8) and lived on base in her quarters. (They met when he pulled her over for doing 88 MPH in a 55 MPH zone on Bobby Jones Express way)
 

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… there's a lot more to it than the old ones.
Ain't that the truth. These things are jam packed with features. I think perhaps that's sort of what draws me. I don't much care to do any super-speeding, but just having such an interesting gadget is enticing to me.
 

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LIDAR has basically already nailed you when the detector goes off, not much scatter to intercept for an advance warning.
Valentine claims to have the best ability to detect lidar scatter from cars being checked ahead. I've had an instance where I indeed did pick up scatter, got a laser alert from my Valentine1 and maybe 1/2 mile later there stands a GA State Trooper standing on the side of the road with lidar in hand. I've had a few laser falses from GM CHMSLs too.

I have to assume Escort is probably matching, or very close to matching that performance now. I'm totally agreeing with you. But, I'm not really concerned about getting a speeding ticket, I just find such a gadget very cool. Maybe not cool enough to drop that much cash though.
 

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if you want a gadget, and a useful one, get one of them doohickeys that finds your stolen vehicle. very helpful after an extended stay at the kitty kat klub, or the wal mart parkin lot
 
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My latest Gismo is an InstaPot ..... I know I’m late to the party....these bad boys are like a microwave crockpot cooker. For the last 20 years I have been trying to replicate Popeyes Red Beans & Rice .....I’m really close now except mine are meaty made with authentic Cajun Andouille.

I wish my dad was still alive ....he’d be proud and happy to eat my beans. He was poor growing up during the depression but got wealthy after WW2 but he always like to make a pot of bean soup to remind him of his roots.

I miss my dad and I didn’t realize how great he was till I had kids. He trusted me as a kid to ride dirt bikes which is why I’m here at this site telling you about my beans and dad.
 
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