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Garbage "OLD" cobra not new "escort blood" :(
By Sugar Shane
Comments about Cobra Ultra-High Performance Radar/Laser Detector with DigiView Data Display and Voice Alert:
Old bad noisy cobra dont get abything but the rad models or a escort lol i have a redline and rad 450 and it works similar to the 9500ix but this was a gift i bought for a buddy that was on sale and its not the new escort tech.. so dont bother trust me...just buy a redline worth the money sll day every day ;)
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
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works like a charm
from Kokomo, IN
About Me Auto Professional, Commuter, Gearhead, Tuner
I drive about 130 miles a day for work and I have never owned a radar detector EVER! Always was lucky to never get caught speeding...which i did alot with my motorcycles and sports cars. I recently received this as a gift and it works great. always picks up the police well before I see them driving a lot of open highway and interstate. Saved my bacon several times in the first few days of having it. I have always heard good things from friends with Cobra products and now I know why!!! I cant say I have had false reads or any of the other things people are describing. I cross railroad tracks several times in my commute and it is always on point! Thanks Cobra!!!
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Do not buy this!
from East TN
About Me Auto Professional
I seen the cop coming towards me. The detector did not alert until he was twenty feet away. This is a horrible product and not worth the money.
from Vancouver, WA
About Me Practical
I've owned several Cobra radar detectors and this one gives false train alerts to the point it is unsafe to use so I've wasted my money on this. Won't likely buy another Cobra product unless Cobra can help me get this setting turned off.
the spx 5500
About Me Commuter, Drive 100 Miles A Day
never been stopped picks up well with good distance also
Work Great in nonsophisticated town
By Jonathan Anderson
from San Marcos TEXAS
About Me Gearhead
Non-detectable most of the time
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
Better off without it.
from Charlotte NC
About Me Commuter, Practical
I thought I was getting a high quality detector when I chose cobra, I was wrong. Constant false alerts, constant train alerts, and pop alerts every 2 minutes. I got so tired of it I unplugged it and it sits in my glove box, I have not used it in months. I would rather watch my speed than be constantly hearing that thing going off with the faslse alarms. If this is your culmination of 30 years, I suggest you stop manufacturing radar detectors.
Not Worth The Money
from Portland, Maine
About Me Commuter
I commute 100 miles each way to work. Bought this to help protect against speed traps. Live in a rural state of Maine and get constant false reads. It goes off in the woods with nothing for miles but trees, so know its not alarms or microwaves. I've always had good luck with Cobra but this unit is a dud.
SPX 5500 Worthless
By The Traveler
from Little Rock,AR
I have gotten a ticket while using this thing I even saw the cop but it was too late and not a Peep from the detector until the cop was already pulling me over. In addition the false alerts are ridiculous, along with train alerts while driving down the freeway or in the Mountains it's absolutely ridiculous !!!
(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
Not Working !!!
About Me Auto Professional, Practical
Hello, I bought a Cobra Radar detector (SPX 5500) here in Morocco Africa, I have a lot of problems it doesn't detect Radar Guns, the one that the Police point on vehicles, it doesn't detect any signal, I don't know what to do? I tried to play with the settings Pop on, POP OFF etC. VG2 X off on but nothing the Cobra doesn't detect any signal even if their is a Radar, this is not normal and I want to know if there is a proper setting to apply? what do I need to do ? which settings to I need to On and OFF to detect Radar guns and other radars, sadly the cobra is in my car but has no use! this problem occurs in the 2 modes: City and Highway. please help me, guys, i really need it.Cheers ;
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