Parts Catalog Accessories Catalog How To Articles Tech Forums
Call Pelican Parts at 888-280-7799
Shopping Cart Cart | Project List | Order Status | Help




Go Back   PeachParts Mercedes ShopForum > Technical Information and Support > Tech Help

Closed Thread
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 08-14-1999, 08:42 PM
JAH82
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
I was looking at radar detectors, and I noticed that the V1 is very good but very expensive. Is it worth it? Are the others pretty good or just plain awful?
  #2  
Old 08-15-1999, 12:11 AM
Robert W. Roe's Avatar
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 1999
Location: Lehigh Valley PA
Posts: 1,322
I have one; and yes, I feel it is the best detector on the market. It gives you a lot more information than any other detector that I've seen, including direction, number of "bogeys" (radar sources) and the audio signal to me is pretty intuitive on when to ignore falses and when to brake hard. It is expensive, but the difference can be less than a speeding ticket and the resulting increase in insurance rates.

Hope this helps,

------------------
Robert W. Roe
1984 300SD 165K miles


  #3  
Old 08-15-1999, 04:30 AM
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 1999
Location: Charlotte, NC, USA
Posts: 688
I knew of Valentine Reasearch and their reputation back in the mid-eighties when they had boxes to convert grey market cars to help EPA compliance. When I heard they were offering a radar detector I knew it would be good and ordered one. It has never failed me and I paid to have it updated with laser and new internals to keep up with the 'BEAR' technology! I still consider it the best on the market. If you decide on another brand...stay away from cordless as they don't have constant range. It gets shorter with battery age and doesn't tell you until you're 'caught' or have to replace the batteries. Your choice!!

TobiasMB
300SE
300CE
190/5.0
  #4  
Old 08-15-1999, 09:44 AM
Alain V.'s Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 1999
Location: KS.
Posts: 459
It's worth every penny! My V1 has saved my tail many times. I originally bought it for my 16-valve street car and now I have one in my 427 s/c cobra replica. The only drawback is that it is large and noticable, so you have to make a habit of removing when your car is parked so that some lowlife doesn't steal it!
  #5  
Old 08-16-1999, 01:44 AM
Aaron's Avatar
Moderator
 
Join Date: Aug 1999
Location: Cincinnati, Ohio
Posts: 1,935

I currently am using a Passport 5000 (the one with the LCD display) in my 6.9. I bought it new from Cincinnati Microwave about 4 years ago and it has been very good to me, but I think I may put it in another car and go for a V1 in the 6.9. I have heard many good things about them from many people.

------------------
Rgds,
Aaron Greenberg
MB technician
'67 250SE Cabriolet
'77 450SL
'79 6.9
'79 6.9
'80 300SD
'81 240D
'85 380SE
'89 420SEL
'93 300E 2.8
Closed Thread

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Something worth checking on your W123's... lietuviai Diesel Discussion 14 05-09-2004 08:35 PM
What is an early '90s SL worth? bobterry99 SL Forum 5 11-02-2002 05:38 AM
Worth replacing a 123 steering coupling? surfblau Diesel Discussion 9 07-22-2002 01:26 PM
Cars Worth BMWJoe Vintage Mercedes 1 05-02-2002 01:11 PM
Valentine One radar detector - worth it? Zeus Performance Paddock 33 01-11-2002 11:58 PM



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 06:37 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0
Copyright 2011 Pelican Parts - Posts may be archived for display on the Peach Parts or Pelican Parts Website -    DMCA Registered Agent Contact Page