Well, here we go. I MUST buy a RD. I had a mediocre COBRA unit, but it broke (power source) in 2003, and I never bought a new one. I had a good run of 2 years with nothing happening, and then all hell broke loose so to speak. I drive A LOT for work, generally 80-120 miles a day, in a company car. Most is open highway, and on large roads out in suburbia. Over the course of the past year and a half, I've now been nabbed 4 times, 2 written up as speeding, and 2 written up as A) improper signal and B) following too closely. NExt time I'm nabbed, I'm pretty sure I'm looking a t a 6 month penatly.
The deal- I have about $250 to spend. I have to admit, this has me MOSTLY eyeing the 8500x50, and the RX65. Both sound like they'd do the job for me. BUT......the cost is a little prohibitive, and I am probably looking at an eBay purchase, maybe used?.... a daunting task.
should I get a used 8500/RX65, or spend a little "less" on a NEW unit like a vector V965/955 or something?
My habits- I live in Rhode Island, and work in Massachusets/RI area. I travel route 95, 295, and 495 mostly. All these have many open spaces where it's not uncommon to see many motorists traveling 85mph, or HIGHER. I generally keep things at 75mph, but have somehow found a knack to NOT be paying attention at the worst possible times, or passing a slower car right before a trap. :cry:
I really have NO CLUE what the staties are using, in either RI or MA. (other than MA jsut got a slew of HEMI-V8 chargers, so outrunning them is not an option.... :P )
Any guidance you can offer the better.