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    Default Whistler 1743 vs. Beltronics Vector 985????

    I have an opprtunity to buy a Whistler 1743 for $45 or a Bel Vector 985 for $160. Which is better? The Whistler is newer but the Bel was highly rated when it was current.

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    Yeah the Bel is what I would take... but $160 sounds high??

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    Default OK I think I'll try for the Bel...

    I can't find one new for under $200 though. I found one for $140 on Ebay with $20 shipping. I guess I'll go for it. Thanks!

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    Ebay? I wouldn't if I were you. No warrenty, probably outdated Firmware and you have no idea what you are getting. If you end up doing it, good luck!

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    Default Bel

    Hmmmm. interesting....maybe I won't bid on that then. What about the Whistler 1743, for the price do you think it serves a purpose or none at all?

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    Whisteler is a bad detector...while as the BEL 985 use to be the top of the line BEL unit a couple year ago

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    The 985 is a good unit from what i've heard, just make sure it's got at least warantee against DOA if you ebay one, 985's had a problem with the speaker failing.

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    Default radar

    on ebay, i have seen Vector 945's "new in box" for around 135.00 + shipping..with warranty. wouldn't that be a better deal than something a few years old?

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    I would go with the 985. It is a very good radar detector, one of the best that BEL has ever made. I has a quicker response to Ka band than the 995.

    GTO_04

 

 

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