My family lives in Northern Ca and we travel to Anaheim to go to Disneyland several times a year (7-10 hour trip depending on kids). With 4 small kids in the "Swagger Wagon" (2011 Toyota Sienna SE) any time saved is a big help. For those of you familar with I5 you will know what a long straight boring drive it is. So here are my questions:
1. I have read that CHP now uses LIDAR which is almost impossible to detect UNTIL it's too late. I guess i can remove my front license plate to help. I am not ready to spend the money on the laser jammers yet. WIth that in mind should i even buy a radar detector. One question that comes to mind is how many CHP use the LIDAR? If most use k/a radar guns then i will buy the detector. Many posts say if they use LIDAR a radar detector isn't going to help.
2. If you think i should buy the radar detector I was leaning towards one of these models which claim to cover laser ( I can really afford the escort models or 400.00 models). Can you suggest one for me or review the ones below. I need to buy something by Friday so I prefer to pick something from Best Buy, if you don't like the Beltronics can you suggest another brand. The Whistler XTR-695SE is rated good but they don't have it in stock.
Beltronics - V8 Radar and Laser Detector - Black
Model: 015V955-4SKU: 1331138
Detects all U.S. radar and laser bands; digital POP radar alert; Digital Signal Processing (DSP); digital voice and audio alerts; ultrabright high-definition display $199
New! Beltronics - V10 Radar/Laser Detector - Platinum
Model: 015V995-7SKU: 6423872
AutoScan technology; digital voice alerts; programmable design $249
THanks so much for any help