Hi All -
I'm brand new here and this is my first post. Thanks for all the great info I've read so far. You're a knowledgeable and helpful group.
In a couple of months I'm planning on driving from NYC to Florida and I figured it's about time for me to pick up a new RD. I don't drive regularly as I live in NYC and drive at most one weekend every few months (short road trips). Mostly highway too. My price point is anywhere under $175 and I'm considering the Whistler Pro-78 OR the XTR-695.
Here are my questions:
1) Are those the best options in this price point or in light of my limited regular driving should I be looking at lower priced models? My personal opinion is that it doesn't matter how often I drive - if my goal is to avoid getting tickets then it only takes getting tagged 1x to realize that it would have paid for itself to have had a decent quality radar detector in the first place.
2) If the answer is "yes" the Pro-78 or the XTR-695 are my best options - then between the two, which do you recommend I buy?
P.S. - Over the past 25 years, I've owned a 1st Gen Escort (I think I still have it somewhere in my closet); a passport then a solo back in the early 90's which I had mounted on a motorcycle. Most recently I owned a Cobra (no idea which model - ~10 years ago) which saved me a few times but it's suddenly missing (no big loss I'm thinking).