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24 of 24 people found the following review helpful
Saved me more than once
on June 1, 2000
I have owned a few radar detecors, two much more expensive, and they were stolen. I read some good reviews on this model and liked the six band coverage, most other brands detect only four and Cobra safety radar system, the Safety Alert transmitter, is the only one that is being marketed to the police, fire, ambulance and construction vehicles and I read it is in use in all fifty states. Not that they are on most of these vehicles but it is growing and is real. The price was right and I trust the brand because I have owned two other Cobra detectors in the past and have a great results with their products. The Cobra 6000 has saved me four times in the the first six weeks I have owned it and have no tickets. It has great sensitivity which I appreciate because I have owned another detector that hardly ever went off and I was caught speeding. I like the city / highway filter selection to reduce false alerts in more populated areas where the speed limits are lower and the sensitivity does not need to be a great as it does for highway driving. If you forget to use this feature in populated areas like the city the detector will go off much more often because of the interference of automatic door openers and security systems at stores, banks, ect... A tip for those who think that owning a detector will eliminate getting tickets, IT'S NOT TRUE. It will greatly reduce the chance but you have to be smart and try not to lead the pack or drive recklessly over the limit that will not allow you to slow down in time when you are alerted. I know all of this from experience and while this does not have the bells and whistle cosmetic features that cost more money like voice or text display it does preform great and the price is right. Oh and don't leave your detector in plain view when the car is parked, I learned this the hard way.