Howdy folks. First time posting here, mostly becasue we bought a new M3 last week, and it's a beast. It's the Warden's car, and her right foot is much heavier than her left. Plus, this thing is a beast and really needs to be allowed to roam wild So, I need some protection for her. I think I've learned quite a bit just from reading your reviews/comments, but now it's time for a Q and A.
I used a V1 driving it from Long Beach, CA to Seattle, WA and it saved our butts several times, though can't honestly recall a laser hit. I really like the arrow display, especially when LEO is passing front to back. It's nice to know, he's going the other way and the front is clear
I've read the reviews about the V1's sensitivity and attitudes (good and bad) toward it. I'm comparing it against the 9500ix. Both have benefits and drawbacks. I think the pros and cons of each are pretty well discussed by folks here, so no need to rehash those. But, should I give the 9500ix preference because of its GPS ability?
We're in Western WA, and that's about the only place this car will see. We do a bit of driving into Seattle and Bellevue, and I'm pretty sure both towns have a few RLC/Speed cameras. I don't know where they are or if there are enough of them to warrant to 9500ix. Plus, what happens if a LEO sits in the same place 4 days in a row? After day 3, would the autofeature lock out his signal, thereby allowing him to get us on day 4?
If the RLC/speed cameras aren't enough of a reason to get the 9500ix, I'll probably go with the V1.
Laser countermeasures will follow, but not really sure yet. I have more reading to do and want to figure out our cars reflectivity. Being white with a bit of chrome (front kidneys), I suspect the whole front end would offer a great target? But, it is fairly sleek, so perhaps the headlights something on the plate would suffice if she gets a LIDAR hit and slows rapidly??? VEIL isn't really appealing right now, because I don't think the car would look anywhere hear as nice with tinted headlights. Might end up with LI.