I have decided to get a radar detector towards end of this summer because i got tired of not being able to enjoy my summer car once in a while with all the too many cops around.
A couple of years ago, there was not that many cops on the road but now, it is ridiculous.
So i have been doing a lot of reading for the past couple of weeks and just came accross this forum by chance today. I was glad i did and very happy to be here. Looks like a great place with lots of good info.
Now, I am trying to make up my mind on what to get. I know now i want a radar detector and laser jammer.
If money was not an issue, which it is, i would have wanted the built in escort 9500. This unit looks sweet.
Otherwise, i will wait for a redline and a good laser jammer. Maybe i will hardwire radar or use dash mount with baseball cap on top of it to make it hidden from the eyes of cops.
I have some questions that i would like to ask please:
1 - I see that price of the radar detectors is much cheaper in the US and i live next to the plattsburgh border. Does anyone have any advice on how to bring one back to Canada without problems at border. I can claim it and leave it sealed in trunk but not sure if this is ok and only open it once home. Or better yet, if there is a way not to claim it so i dont have to pay taxes. I thought about mailing it to myself from US but if it is lost in mail, i am screwed.
2 - What is chance of cops in Quebec using laser vs. radar guns? Will it be worth it to get a laser jammer in quebec?
3 - is there any unit that can detect a cop car, even if cop does not have his radar gun or laser gun out. Like if i want to go a bit fast and cop is there with no radar gun, i still want to know where their cars are?
4 - If i manage to save for the 9500 escort, would you recommend it at its high price of $1600? What if something new comes out for cops and i just spent all this money and have to upgrade? Another con about it is that it is built in and cant be moved easily to another vehicle. Is this worth all this money. I know that going with radar detector and seperate laser jammer, i will save some money but will still be missing some features the 9500 has.