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Old 07-07-2003, 04:40 PM
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Mine just died .... I have to go to Texas Wednesday and I need a new one . I just ordered the Cobra 9860 . Seams to have all the goodies and the price is good too . $129 . It also has a built in compass .... WHat do you all think ? Anyone have one ? how's it work . I usualy buy Bell but have had problems with reliability . One I had fixed 4 times !!

Major ESD-9860 features include:
City/Highway
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3-step dim/dark mode
Safety Alert
Strobe Alert
Smart Mute
Rear laser detection
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Old 07-07-2003, 04:42 PM
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All I hear is that Valentine is the best of the best of the best. Would not know first hand, as VA and DC are, what I believe to be, the only two places in US where they are illegal.
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Valentine !!.........You will never go back
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Old 07-07-2003, 05:09 PM
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Hey Boot, had a passport, gave it to my dad, I have a Valentine, much better and with the arrows you always know in which direction the radar is coming. It truely is a great detector.
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Solo S2...battery operated...take it with in any vehicle no hassles
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Old 07-07-2003, 07:34 PM
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Thanks guys ! Is there a model of the valentine ?

Enticer, How long do the batteries last ? that would scare me ! It's like my little walky talkys , I'm always adding batteries just because I don't want to have them not working !

We'll see how the cobra is for now . I just needed something fast and didn't want to gamble on wasting 3-4 hundred bucks on some crap !

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Boot, any car and driver, road and track or other auto mag has them advertised in there, Jeff
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Valentine without a doubt. I have had most of the other top detectors and valentine is definitely worth the extra money. It has saved my butt many times. Also, I like the arrows, since I can tell whether they are behind me or in front.
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valentine 1. there is no other. period. i have had one for over 6 years and i just keep getting it upgraded. my boss has had one for over 7 years and just keeps his upgraded. it never becomes obsolete.

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Old 07-07-2003, 08:05 PM
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Valentine best out It will detect multiple signals .
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