So the other day I won a radar detector. It is a Cobra XRS797.
Just some background on me - I probably wouldn't buy a radar detector with my own money - i simply don't really speed a lot to necessitate one. I race my car a lot (legally) but don't really speed on the roads as i don't get any "rush" from it. however i have been pulled over numerous times and gotten citations for ridiculous things (cops kind of see my car and look at it as a target). so a radar detector is nice, but not something i would really spend money on as i have other priorities.
I looked on these boards and it seems as though the Cobras have a lot of hate.... no one seems to like them.
So I got this free detector, and thought about selling it or using it... what do you guys think? It sounds like the Cobras are completely useless, though I am sure it is better than nothing. Any input? It is still in it's original packing as I havent had time to open it and play with it.
PS. On a side note, these detectors seem as though they are pretty obscure. I believe this is one of the Wal-Mart only versions. It sounds good from what it says on the package, but of course that doesnt really mean anything.