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Discussion in 'Explorer Audio & Navigation' started by TSTONE, December 21, 2004.

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  1. TSTONE

    TSTONE Giddy up! Elite Explorer

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    Has anyone used a Whistler 1765, I've done some research and the independents rate it fairly well. Just wondering what your experiences are?
     
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  3. X~FACTOR

    X~FACTOR Name is Ray

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    No experience with Whistler... but... look into Passport 8500, I heard they're a bit pricey but worth the price.

    Whatever you do stay away from Cobras. The price drew me in but what a piece of crap it was.
     
  4. Jason94sport

    Jason94sport Well-Known Member

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    I have a Whistler 1665, and it works just great. I had my doubts at first considering I got it on yahoo auctions for $35 shipped. I really trust this radar detector. It has never let me down when Im flying down the highway doing nearly 110 (maybe I trust it too much). They do get allittle anoying though considering that It goes off whenever you go by grocery stores or banks or anyplace with a security system or automatic doors.
     
  6. TSTONE

    TSTONE Giddy up! Elite Explorer

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    Thanks for the input:

    Those are both good brands but too pricey for me. The whitslers are about 1/5 the price and according to the reports/tests i've found the current whistlers have similar ratings (a little less on line of site but same or better on the curve tests - which is how they seem to try and trap you here).
     
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    i have the passport 8500 and i love it. considering it was $300 but still i think it is defiently worth it from the tickets it has saved me. my friend has the valentine1 and the only real difference that i saw was that the valentine 1 picked up the radar a little in advance. basically depends on the funds u have available. if i were you, i would pay the extra money for a better one.
     
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    dont get cobra. i had a whistler i got for like $30 as my first detector, never failed me, i had no tickets. i got a $150 cobra and had 2 tickets with it. ive been without one for a year and no tickets so far <knock on wood> could have something to do with my red/blue lightbar...
     
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    huskyfan23 Rah no Hans Bwix

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    I had a Whistler and it wasn't that great. I've got a Passport 8500 and it really is the "World's Best Radar Detector".
     
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    OOOHHHH Please, I thought we discussed this, valentine one is by far the worlds best radar detector, not your crap-port 8500 :D :p ;)
     
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    OOOHHHHHHH Please, I thought we discussed this, valentine one is the wolrds best radar detector, not your crap-port 8500 :D :p ;)
     
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    OOOOOHHHHHHH Please, I thought we discussed this, Valentine One is the worlds best radar detector, not your crap-port 8500 :D :p ;)
     
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    Sorry about the multiple posts I think the forum server just crapped its pants
     
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    Valentine One is the best one out there but the most costly also. I agree on the Cobra. They suck!
     
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    JDraper Somewhat Functional Moderator Emeritus

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    www.radarbusters.com

    I think this guy knows what hes talking about. Great website. (Although you can get better prices elsewhere, has ALOT of information)
     
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    Did I already say Cobra sucks?!?! Well, it does! :mad:
     
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    I got a K40 radar dector like 3 years ago and it works awesome. Still one the best out on the market. Thats one brand I will do again!!!!!!!1
     
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    MONMIX I fix dents Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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    I have a Whistler 1465
    It was made about the same time as the invention of the automobile.
    Works time and time again. Plenty of notice every time.
    A fair amount of false alarms though.
    I would rather have that than other wise !
     






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