Hey everyone -
Until recently, I had a ZR3 in my '05 Corvette. This was the third ZR3 I've owned (in three different cars), and I think the ZR3 is great. Unfortunately, I was in an accident that damaged one of the front laser receivers. I called Escort, who told me the receiver would be $125 to replace, but that I had to go through an Escort retailer to order it. Well, every local retailer (Car Toys, Tweeter and others) told me that they cannot sell me parts, only the entire ZR3 product. So basically it is impossible to buy parts. I've made about five telephone calls to Escort, including to managers who have ignored my voicemails, and another 5 - 10 calls to the local retailers. Now I've given up.
So - I'm looking at replacements for my ZR3. I'm tempted to wait for the next generation Blinder, but I'm kind of impatient. Anyway, here's my question regarding the current generation Blinder -- I've read that there is a test tone everytime you start up your car. Is that as annoying as it sounds? Is it a full-blown alert sound, or something softer?