I'm new to these forums, but I've been checking them out the past several days. Great looking community, lots of helpful and interesting info being shared here.
I haven't owned a radar detector for many years....and from the looks of things, quite a bit has changed since I last owned one. I am thinking of purchasing one, though.....not because I'm a lead foot, but because I have a bad case of Murphy's Law (if it can, it will). I could observe the speed limit 364 days out of the year but you can bet your bottom dollar I would get nailed on the 365th :wink:
I'm definitely not looking to break the bank for a "high end" detector because for one, I tend to observe or stay close to the limits for the most part (as long as I know the limit and have not strayed into unfamiliar territory and get caught up in a speed trap). But most importantly, I am definitely on a budget and simply can't afford the top dollar units (Valentine, RX65, etc.).
I know we get what we pay for....but I'm simply not prepared to pay over $150 for a radar detector nor could I afford to right now. I'm fine with something in the $125 range....and that's why I'm most particularly interested in the Whistler Pro series (58 and 73) and the Bel Express series (795, 925, and 935).
I'm curious what others can share with me about these, and how they would compare to one another (strengths, weaknesses, etc.). I've read Radar Roy's evaluation of the Whistler Pro 73, and it sounds like a great unit for the price. But I've never owned a Whistler, and it's been several years since I owned a Bel. So anything that anyone can share with me about the Bel Express and the Whistler Pro series would be fantastic.
Thanks, looking forward to hearing some reviews and opinions as to this.....