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Re: Valentine 1

At 01:22 PM 6/3/98 -0500, William Elliott wrote:
>real-life experience:  every time it's gone off it would have been too late 
>(had I been speeding at the time.)  I think it would have to be a very
>circumstance for this feature to actually save you.  Any BTDT's with laser 

I've had mine for about 2 weeks and I think it's great.  I'm coming from an
older Passport(one of the old metal ones, not the new crappy ones) and the
V1 is much more sensitive.  I live near Boston and the V1 has rudely
awakened me to the presence of both Ka band radar and laser.  I didn't
think either was in use around here nor did my old Passport pick them up.

I did get lasered once and the cop didn't pull me over though I was
speeding.  I was probably going < 10mph over the limit so this is less than
conclusive.  The V1 did pick it up though.

>Overall, I think the V-1 is a great investment and the directional
>are something that sounds like a gimmick.  Frankly, I don't know how I'd 
>survive without it!   But I'm not sure I'd spend the money to update or
>the older version.  

I completely agree.  My girlfriend first said "You spent $400 on that?!?"
but after seeing it in action I think she's convinced.

Paul Wilson
'98 A4 1.8TQ