Summary: I drive on a daily basis around 20-30 miles a day round trip from work to getting lunch out to back home. Unfortunately for me I go through a good 3-4 small cities and towns where the cops have nothing to do but run radar all day and hand out tickets like they're prizes. Nothing but 35 mph almost the whole way.
One area where I particularly love this detector is in the hills and curves. One of the areas I drive is all along lakes and is nothing but 2 lane roads.
Summary: I have owned this product for about 3 months now and I still can't figure out if I like it or not. I haven't gotten an idea of how far out it will detect a radar/laser beam but I have noticed while rounding turns on the freeway it will pick up a beam before fully rounding it and seeing the cop. I had a ton of false alarms with POP turned on and lately I've been getting laser false alarms. I should have some time soon to contact Whistler about this and will update then.
Summary: The detector works great with adequate range and it looks well made. I gave it 3 stars due to the locking mechanism for the windshield mount on the detector breaking after having it for 32 days. Amazon can't take it back and Whistler will not warranty it saying it was not bought from an authorized dealer. The will fix it but for cost plus shipping. Customer service has gone to hell in a handbasket in America. Buying online is getting less and less popular for me.
Summary: Cheep radar....you get what you pay for it!!
I was waiting in traffic and I passed by a state trouper and he was pointing the leaser gun on the incoming traffic and my radar didn't even blinked:-(
I sent my whistler pro 78 back the following day.....what a waste!!!!!
Summary: Yes escort and valentine detectors are the best. But they are $300 and up. For those not willing to spend so much on a radar detector this is the best bang for your buck. High sensitivity.. lots of features. Spanks any cobra detector out there.