I've been in the mind to get a radar detector. I was planning on dropping the coin on a V1, but thought I'd do the research first. The research brought me here. I was hoping that I wouldn't have to make the 1,000th "What detector should I choose?" post, but I think I have to.
I hope I can provide all the background that gets requested in these posts. I live in Houston, TX (Kingwood area) and there are a ton of stores around. Most of the driving I do is in the 'burbs and other populated areas. I don't do a lot of open highway driving.
The last detector I owned was a Passport Wideband model (before Super Windband) and I can't recall the model. It was stolen from my car one day and I never replaced it. That was probably 10 years ago. I got my last speeding ticket three or so years ago for 75 in a 65 in Upstate NY. Yes, the trooper gave me a ticket for doing 10 mph over the limit coming down a hill.
The roads are quite fast in Houston here and my recent purchase of a MazdaSpeed 6 has redistributed the weight to my right foot again. I therefore think the time has come to get me some help in that department.
The obvious choices so far are the V1, Sti and the 9500i. I'm even considering an 8500 or RX65 since they can be had a little bit cheaper and may suit my needs.
Any thoughts or observations that my help? Any questions that I may have missed?