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    Default Whats is this???

    whatsis this and how does it preform????




    Quote Originally Posted by Ebay Auction
    THIS CLASSIC ESCORT MAY BE LARGER THAN MANY OF TODAYS UNITS BUT CAR AND DRIVER RECENTLY COMPARED ONE OF THESE CLASSIC ESCORTS TO SEVERAL OF TODAYS TOP OF THE LINE DETECTORS AND THE CLASSIC ESCORT BEAT MOST OF THEM IN TERMS OF PERFORMANCE!!

    A TOP QUALITY DETECTOR INCLUDING INSTRUCTION MANUAL AND CARRYING CASE!!

    I PERSONALLY USE THE VALENTINE 1 BUT ITS A $400.00 DETECTOR!

    THIS ESCORT CLASSIC IS A FAR BETTER PERFORMER THAN ALOT OF TODAYS TRASH DETECTORS LIKE BEL, COBRA, WHISTLER ETC. THE CLASSIC ESCORT STILL DOES A BETTER JOB AFTER ALL THESE YEARS!!

    IF YOU DON'T MIND A LARGER DETECTOR THAN THIS UNIT IS PERFECT FOR YOU!!
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    It's (I believe) a late-'80s Escort model. The seller is lying through his teeth--it would be outperformed by any modern Bel and most Whistlers today, but it would probably give some Cobras a run for their money.

    It's worth bidding on for historical value only, as I'm sure it would be practically useless as a functioning detector today.

    That said, I'm tempted to place a bid on it just so I can compare it to my X50...

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    Never seen one of those.....wish he gave some specs on it.

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    Just sent a question to the seller asking for model and serial #, specs, range, etc. on the detector, as I think he's lying through his teeth in the auction by saying it will outperform current Bel units (if that thing has better range and filtering than the RX-65, I will drive a truckload of flaming magnesium into Lake Havasu). I'll copy anything he says here.

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    CAR AND DRIVER RECENTLY COMPARED ONE OF THESE CLASSIC ESCORTS TO SEVERAL OF TODAYS TOP OF THE LINE DETECTORS AND THE CLASSIC ESCORT BEAT MOST OF THEM IN TERMS OF PERFORMANCE!!
    That was in 1997.

    1997!!

    And that was only with X and K of course. It did marginally outdo the Escort and Bel of the time. Generally that's only because Escorts and Bels were firstly much cheaper at the time than the ESCORT was when new, and also they had to deal with Superwide Ka, which really sucked a lot of the processing and scanning time.

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    I almost can't believe that some people don't know what detector that is. That is the "Original Escort" developed by Mike Valentine and Jim Jaeger in a basement the 70's!

    There WAS a test done a while back that compared the older X and K units to the newer X-K-Ka units and a LOT of them weren't up to par with the older ones on X and K band. I'll try to find a reference to it...

    Jim

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    Should we report this guy to eBay, or just let some poor sap pay for that thing and get ticket after ticket?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jimbonzzz
    I almost can't believe that some people don't know what detector that is. That is the "Original Escort" developed by Mike Valentine and Jim Jaeger in a basement the 70's.

    Jim
    Yeah it's only the 1963 fuel-injected split-window Corvette of the radar detector world!

    Along with the original Fuzzbuster, I'd guess that to be a 1957 Chevy Bel-Air of the detector world...

    And my Sensoro, that's gotta be the rusted-out gold oil-burning ex-rental 1987 Chevrolet Corsica of the detector world...

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    OK here's a test done by VR a while back where it shows how some of the detectors "lost ground" against X and K band after adding Ka to the mix:

    http://web.archive.org/web/200102072.../superwide.asp

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    That old Escort may outperform the newer Belscorts on X band. Of course it would not outperform the V1.

    Actually some of the olders BELs were very good on X band and K band. As was mentioned above, X and K band performance went to hell when they had to redesign them to detect superwide Ka band. The 745 Series sucked big time, and things didn't get much better until the 9XX Series were introduced.

    GTO_04

 

 

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