Miata Mailing List: January 1997, Message #513
Subject: Re: Radar Detector Shootout?
I read an article from Automobile magazine, December '96?
It rated the Whistler 1290 the most highly. That was closely followed by the Valentine, which is about twice as expensive ($300 vs. $150).
I bought the Whistler 1290 at the end of last week. Seems OK, but I've just started playing it.
P.S. While playing last Friday night, I was pulled over for going 92 mph. The officer didn't use radar, he had speed matched by following me. Luckily he was friendly and didn't give me a ticket. My reckless driving (in CT >85 mph) could have qualified me for a $500 ticket and loss of license for four years! Be careful or bring change of pants.