Trying to explain to my wife why I need a radar detector has been an uphill battle. How do you argue with, "Why don't you just slow down?" "Because I can't" just doesn't go very far.
So I'm left getting one for myself. Happily, I can, slowly, accumulate a small pile of cash that I can spend on whatever I want (we each get an allowance - the answer to all budgetary whining). I can't afford a Valentine.
What's the next best choice? the Escort 8500 seems to take this prize (though some like it more than the valentine. At around $300 it's getting closer to my price range.
What's the next best choice cheaper than that one? Bel Vector 985?
At some point, someone will start in on the "it's a false economy", but if you don't have the money, you don't have the money. Right?