So I am new to this forum and actually have never had a radar detector before. I am from NY and drive a Hummer H2 SUT (so I am not exactly cruising at 100mph all over town) but I do take long trips to and from school and recently got pulled over going 83 in a 65, something that easily would have been prevented with a detector - And cost me $280.
So my question is which one? From what I read the three I listed above are the best in the price range I am looking to spend, which is $300-$400. I am sure that people have asked this question many times before but which one; the V1, the BEL RX65, or the Passport 8500XI, do you think would be the best for me. I pretty much do long highway drives once or twice a month and then am on back roads the rest of the time. I don't plan on using it in areas with tons of shopping centers around. I do need it to be functional coming from NYC to Long Island as well which may take a little more interference.
Any warranties, customer service, etc. that are better on one of the devices than the other?
Also, is there any laws that you guys know of in NY about using a radar detector? I haven't found anything stating it was illegal but not sure.
Any input would truly be appreciated.