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from Vancouver, WA
About Me Practical
Comments about Cobra Ultra-High Performance Radar/Laser Detector with DigiView Data Display and Voice Alert:
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.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
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the spx 5500
About Me Commuter, Drive 100 Miles A Day
never been stopped picks up well with good distance also
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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 ;
(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
GOT A TICKET TODAY
from Dallas, TX
I saw the cop but it was too late and not a sound 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.
(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)
I have previously owned another Cobra radar detector, and I was very pleased. I thought I would upgrade... Bad decision.The SPX 5500 is a useless detector. I have seen cops on the side of the road, and point their radar guns directly at me, and not a peep from this detector. Yet, on open highways, always that train warning.Junk.
Save your MONEY
from Carrizo Springs Texas
In the past 15 years I've had four Cobra Radar Detectors and this was the only one that let me down with a Ticket. It's been two weeks and Customer Service still hasn't gotten back with me. Not to mention the hard time it gave me with False readings and "Train Approaching" so when I'd be out on those long stretches of Texas Oil Field Highways it would light up but when a Trooper would be out with a radar gun it was SILENT. Maybe it didn't want to alert the trooper that I was there. Anyway, DON'T buy this Detector. Sorry Cobra I cant be loyal when its costing me money.
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