Hey all - new poster and general novice from the NYC metro area. Do most of my driving in NY/CT with some visits to other parts of the Northeast. Habitually go 15-30 over.
Been driving with a 9500i for the last 2.5 years. Getting a new car and planning to hand the 9500i off to the girlfriend. Been brushing up on my research as I look to get something new. Would love input from people on the forum on the following. I know the decision is not the same for everyone, but I just want to make sure I am not missing something obvious or not understanding something. Feel free to scold me and let me know where to look if this info is collected in another thread...
I am considering the following options (current ranking):
1. V1 or Redline (potentially add on jammer later)
2. STI-R Plus (when it comes out) (potentially add on jammer later)
9500ci is third in my mind given that the consensus seems to be the jammers it comes with are crap. Why pay for crap when I could get the STI-R Plus and add on good jammers if I want?
Between the V1/Redline and STI-R Plus options, the only meaningful difference seems to be appearance. I understand that the components on the STI-R Plus come separate (just like the 9500ci), but the V1/Redline appear to perform very well as single units. And I can add a separate jammer to either later. So the only difference is having the bulky unit versus the hidden receiver and smaller display? That seems like a lot to pay an extra $500+ for. Am I missing something?
Thanks in advance for helping out a newbie.