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    Hi. I've been reading around here for quite some time now and am ready to purchase a detector. I've riding around with one of these for quite some time now http://www.radioshack.com/product.as...uct_id=22-1697 and it really sucks....falses alot etc. It was given to me by a friend by the way. Anyway I'm on the poor college student's budget so I really dont want to spend too much money. I was considering, instead of 'the big three', perhaps the rx55, the vector 995, or even the whistler pro 73. I was leaning toward the whistler as it did fairly well on Roy's site and is obviously the cheapest. I was just wondering if it is a wise choice to shy away from a more popular name such as bell to the less praised whistler brand. Keep in mind i am on a tight budget and I dont really speed too much, I just want to feel safe during those times that traffic is doing 70 in a 55 and I dont want people to give me the finger as they pass me for driving too slowly. I live in Queens, NY btw but primarily spend my time in LI so there is a lot of LIE travel time. Any input is appreciated.

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    I'd probably go for the Whistler Pro-73 just based on what I've read, plus its the cheapest... but another way to look at it is "its the best whistler makes".

    Anyhoo, I hope someone who actually owns one (or has owned one) chimes in.

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    lol tha makes a lot of sense 'best whistler makes' thanks

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    I would go with either the vector 995 or the RX55. There are numerous reviews of each on the net, almost all are positive. I have seen lots of both positive and negative on the Whistler however. Some reviews from experienced users were pretty bad. My own experience with Whistler was not a pro73, but a 1743 (something like that). I didn't like it very much, the display was hard to see, the mount sucked and the thing falsed like crazy...Bel is a trusted brand I would go that route...

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    Quote Originally Posted by msdbsptc
    lol tha makes a lot of sense 'best whistler makes' thanks
    Yeah, you're quite welcome.

    Did you check out the speedzones.com 2004 test? www.speedzones.com
    It puts the Pro-73 as better than the Cobra 9700 and the PNI 7500. Obviously its not up against the RX55 or Vector 995, but whatever.

    I'd probably get the Bel personally... but thats only because I own a bel made detector and I like it.

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    The best detector out of that bunch is the BEL Vector 995

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    Radar Detectors-V1 & BEL v995
    Laser Jammer-Laser Interceptor Quad
    GPS Camera Locator-Cheetah C100
    GPS Nav-Garmin nuvi w/Trapster
    CB Radio-Galaxy DX-949 w/Wilson 500
    Scanner-RS Pro-96

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    The Bel Vector 995 would be the way to go. If you call or e-mail Roy he may be able to give you a little break on the price.

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    Also but keep in mind the area you you will be driving is has Laser so you might want to think about adding VEIL and a LaserSheild just in case..and especially if you have a darker colored car..If you have the money but also if you just have enough for the BEL RX55 that is a fine detector...I have heard bad things about the Whistler pro 73 some people say it does nothing but false

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    Radar Detectors-V1 & BEL v995
    Laser Jammer-Laser Interceptor Quad
    GPS Camera Locator-Cheetah C100
    GPS Nav-Garmin nuvi w/Trapster
    CB Radio-Galaxy DX-949 w/Wilson 500
    Scanner-RS Pro-96

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    ok so 995 it is i guess. Seeing as how its basically a cheaper 65 I guess its the best of the bunch. Thanks a lot everybody I appreciate it.

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    yea im gonna get VEIL and what not. crazyVOLVOrob I just read your post about your LIE laser encounter. VEIL def sounds good. My car is also black so.

 

 

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