I'm very sorry if this is a repeat thread, but I am in kind of a hurry at the moment and I want to make sure that I don't forget to ask.
I recently bought a Cobra XRS 9530 (I think that's what it is) for use in my 1986 Porsche 944 Turbo and my dad's 2004 Dodge SRT-4. I liked the detector and it seemed to have some useful settings, and it also seemed like it wasn't as annoying as others on the highway. However, I noticed one odd thing. The only times I ever saw a cop when the radar detector went off was if I was literally 50-100ft away from the police car. Any time I'd go by a cop at the side of the road where he'd obviously be doing radar: nothing.
Now, the only possible reason I thought of is the AutoOff feature. Maybe I wasn't going fast enough by the police at the side of the road for the detector to think I needed to be advised. But then again, why notify me when he's 100feet away giving someone a ticket?
That brings me to my question: what is the best radar detector to buy under $150 (or around that price). I don't want one massively annoying on the highway like my Whistler was, but I don't want the only "detection" to be when I'm close enough to shake the cops hand. Thanks for the help guys!