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6 Series
The BMW 6 Series builds on BMW's sporty heritage with aggressive lines and an incredible motor to back the design up. Available in coupe and convertible trims with a standard 4.8 liter engine producing 360 horsepower and 360 lb-ft of torque, the 6-series is a popular choice that exceeds expectations.

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Old 03-13-2014, 04:02 PM
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Radar Detector Opinions

Well, I think it's time to get a new radar detector this year. My current is a Solo S3 that's about 4 years old. It was one of the first S3's out and it has been back for updates and fixes three times.
I have always had Cincinnati Microwave and liked them. With the Solo, I like that it sits about the mirror.

I'm curious to know what others have and like.

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Old 03-13-2014, 04:52 PM
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It seems that the GoPro is going to cost you money, one way or the other! I do not know if any radar detector that is full proof anymore?
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Old 03-13-2014, 06:30 PM
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i wish they were legal in Canada,here you almost get thrown in jail if you are caught with one,and we can't even carry concealed or not
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Old 03-13-2014, 07:08 PM
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There was an article comparing the Valentine vs. the latest Escort in recent Car and Driver. Escort took top spot.

I use a nav app called Waze. It's a fantastic navigation app but on top of that it's social media based and people report police / speed traps. Some false alarms due to cops moving on or having busted some poor soul, but extremely effective and accurate, I LOVE it. Only downside is it drains the phone battery so you have to remember to kill the app when not using it.
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I use valentine one with a laser intercepter (laser jammer) and waze. I feel pretty protected out there from Johnny law


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Old 03-13-2014, 08:16 PM
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+1 on the Waze app . If you read threads from folks who have the newer Idrive with enhanced features they display it on the screen.

I drive 40,000 miles a year for work and have a Passport 8500 in my company car. I haven't hooked it up in 3 years. I have not had a ticket in 8 years and I am not exactly the most conservative driver. I just am very aware of my surrounding...
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Old 03-13-2014, 08:43 PM
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Thanks for the tip on hooking it up to the iDrive. The X5 has all the gizmos so I should be able to make it work.
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Old 03-14-2014, 02:20 PM
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i wish they were legal in Canada,here you almost get thrown in jail if you are caught with one,and we can't even carry concealed or not
I hear you bud. Im from MOntreal and they are always on the look for that. BUT there are 2 radar detectors that are invisible to cops. Escort 9500ci and Beltronics STI-R. Its both a radar detector and laser jammer. I am planning on buying one next month,
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Old 03-14-2014, 06:13 PM
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Thanks for all the information.

I think I'll stick with Escort.

I looked up Waze and saw it was bought by Google.

Call me cautious, but if Google knows my name, cell number and how fast I'm driving, my insurance company would gladly pay for that information.

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I hear you bud. Im from MOntreal and they are always on the look for that. BUT there are 2 radar detectors that are invisible to cops. Escort 9500ci and Beltronics STI-R. Its both a radar detector and laser jammer. I am planning on buying one next month,
Try Waze, I know it works in Europe. Have not tried it in Canada though.


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Thanks for all the information.

I think I'll stick with Escort.

I looked up Waze and saw it was bought by Google.

Call me cautious, but if Google knows my name, cell number and how fast I'm driving, my insurance company would gladly pay for that information.

Taz
If anything, Google made the app better cuz looking up addresses and places used to be a PITA. Got much better and quicker.
If you're concerned about privacy, you can sign on with a Facebook account. Both my dogs and both deceased in-laws have Facebook accounts. Just sayin...
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Old 03-15-2014, 03:22 PM
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I hear you bud. Im from MOntreal and they are always on the look for that. BUT there are 2 radar detectors that are invisible to cops. Escort 9500ci and Beltronics STI-R. Its both a radar detector and laser jammer. I am planning on buying one next month,
are you gonna buy it in the states or you buying online?
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Old 03-15-2014, 04:36 PM
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are you gonna buy it in the states or you buying online?

our only choices online is to buy from kmph.ca which is based out of ontario that sells the ones we need or from buying off any tuner shop in alberta since its legal there and they would ship it to anywhere in the country.

Buying in the states it tricky, because these are prohibited in our privinces, theres a good chance they might get seized when crossing with one or having one shipped over from the states.
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Old 03-15-2014, 05:31 PM
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Valentine 1. Its a radar LOCATOR, not just a radar detector. Yeah they all say "beep beep beep" but how can you know how to react unless you know which direction the signal is coming from? Not to mention the signal counter. Let me share a little story with you that I wrote to submit to them for a contest. I didn't get picked, but it explains the benefits:

Seeing as how i had taken the journey hundreds of times prior, my morning 1 hour daily commute had become quite routine. So routine in fact that i actually started to memorize the beeping patterns from my trusty V1 along my route. However the routine was slightly different on this particular day.

While on the highway and coming up on a commercial zone, the V1 started singing in it's usual spot and i sang along in my head counting off the false bogeys coming from the Home Depot. Now usually when this tune starts i keep my right foot right where it is, but today the lyrics had been changed.

And so it went... Beep beep beep (one bogey) beep BEEP! (two) beep beep BEEP! (three) beep beep BEEP! (four) beep BEEP (five)...wait a second...five? Did i mis-count the additional bogey tones? Nope, A quick glance up showed a prominent "5" staring me in the face and the forward arrow going off like a strobe light.

Instinctively i let up on the gas and stabbed the brake to bring me down to a legal speed. As i crested the hill what did i see but an police cruiser sitting in the center median facing my direction. As i passed his location, the side and then rear arrows confirmed that Home Depot did not add another entrance door, but this indeed was the 5th source.

Had my car been equipped with a mere radar detector, the revenue generators would have had another notch on their hypocritical belts. But this day I was the victor, and i never hesitate to tell everyone who inquires about my V1 that they should invest in the only radar LOCATOR, and that i would never roll without it.
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Old 03-22-2014, 03:01 PM
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I have a Cobra with radar and lazer positioning. Comes with an app for your smart phone. Works off reports from other Cobra owners. Kind of complicated to set up but it works and doesn't set you back $500 like the Valentine and Escort.
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Old 03-26-2014, 12:45 AM
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I'm enjoying my passort max by escort.

Only downfall is that depending on the slope of the window, the detector may bounce like miley cyrus twerking.
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Old 03-26-2014, 05:32 AM
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I'm enjoying my passort max by escort.

Only downfall is that depending on the slope of the window, the detector may bounce like miley cyrus twerking.
I ended up with a Passport Max. It works great.

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