Driving a sports car is a very rewarding experience. However, if you want to use every bit a power it has without stacking speeding tickets or worst, sent to jail, you need a top-notch radar detector.
In the radar detectors world, it’s definitely true that you get what you paid for. If you want maximum protection, you should consider only buying the best radar detectors on the market. Radar detectors under $200 to $300 are great for some people on the budget and hopefully, you are not, but if you want the best, you should be ready to drop some cash.
One of the top rated radar detector, the Escort Max360, is priced around $600. If you think that’s expensive then it’s just the beginning. Some radar detectors go all the up to $1,500, which is a little too much but you get the point. The Escort Max360 is the detector you want to get if you really want something easy to use with top performance.
Other contenders for the best detector on the market are the Valentine One, the Escort iX, the Beltronics Magnum, the Escort Passport X9000.
All these radar detectors will keep you out of trouble but you should never rely on the detector alone. If you happen to be driving on an empty road, your radar detector won’t have anything to detect. You will the be first and only car to be radared, by then it would be too late.
Another way your radar will fail you is if the police officer is using and laser gun. Although radar detectors are advertised as radar/laser detector, the laser detection not so accurate. What you need here is a laser jammer. Laser jammers are expensive, but you want to be bulletproof, that’s something to add to your arsenal.
Finally, keep in mind that cheap radar detectors, under $200 usually are more trouble than help. On the open road, you won’t have time to react as their performance is too poor. If you are strapped for cash, wait a couple of months and invest in top quality radar detectors like the Escort Max360, iX, the Valentine One and others.