Previous Thread
Next Thread
New Reply
Print Thread
Joined: May 2002
Posts: 3,295
Steven
ECelica Staff
Steven Oct 28, 9:03pm - #312151 
2001 Spectra Blue Mica Toyota Celica GTS
ECelica Staff
2001 Toyota Celica GTS

Joined: May 2002
Posts: 3,295
Riverside, CA
The trouble making Celica

Long story short, I got had just paid a speeding ticket that I should have never received. Yes, I was speeding and yes it was my fault.
In order to prevent future speeding tickets, I think I should get a radar detector.
Why get a radar detector when I should just slow the hell down? I'm afraid of that one chance I get on the gas pedal a little too much and that I'll end up paying a lot for it.
How many of you guys have radar detectors and what brand? Did they save you from tickets?
Joined: Oct 2002
Posts: 929
CID498
ECelica Staff
CID498 Oct 28, 9:06pm - #312152 

ECelica Staff
2000 Toyota Celica GT

Joined: Oct 2002
Posts: 929
So.Cal
SLOW DOWN!!! Ya leadfoot! laughsilly

"They don't make no seatbelt for the mind. So I can't buckle up for this ride!"
Joined: Aug 2004
Posts: 1,002
Pnoy
Specialist
Pnoy Oct 28, 9:11pm - #312153 
02 Spectra Blue Toyota Celica
Specialist
02 Toyota Celica

Joined: Aug 2004
Posts: 1,002
Chicago, IL
I got an Escort Passport 8500 for $8 at a thrift store. I was barely used and I haven't got any ticket since then. Since I can tell if there a presence of radar detectors, I wouldn't still rely on it. SLOW DOWN on unfamiliar streets... thumbsup
Joined: Apr 2004
Posts: 560
R3DLIN3GT
Senior Member
R3DLIN3GT Oct 28, 10:36pm - #312154 
2003 Silver Toyota Celica GT
Senior Member
2003 Toyota Celica GT

Joined: Apr 2004
Posts: 560
LA, CA
the passport is good thumbsup
cant really rely on them but it can help once in a while

like Pnoy said^^ slow down on unfamiliar streets...thats helps a lot
Joined: May 2004
Posts: 528
renfield90
Senior Member
renfield90 Oct 28, 10:41pm - #312155 

Senior Member
2001 Toyota Celica GT

Joined: May 2004
Posts: 528
Tempe, AZ
Valentine One. It's expensive but it's worth the price.

My dad once had it on, we were driving on a 75 MPH highway (out in the middle of Nevada, so pretty flat), and it goes off like crazy. Two minutes later, we see the cop on the opposite side of the road passing all the other traffic (he was going faster than 75). Do the math. It's pretty far out.

It can also detect from the rear, and detects laser from front and rear. Just remember you get what you pay for...
Joined: Apr 2004
Posts: 405
importcarbabe
Turbonator
importcarbabe Oct 28, 10:45pm - #312156 

Turbonator
2000 Toyota Celica

Joined: Apr 2004
Posts: 405
Minnesota....Yaa!!!
1. you can either slow down and not worry about the cops, 2. You can buy a passport radar and hope the cops still dont get you. so my advice just slow down and you wont have to pay for tickets or a radar. thumbsup

"If you dont like Hair blowers why would you like Turbo's"

Last car '92 Eagle Talon TSI AWD, R.I.P, Current car '00 Toyota Celica GT-S. Next car Fully Built 1st Gen AWD DSM.


Joined: Aug 2003
Posts: 4,278
Virgilson
TheFilipinoCrew
Virgilson Oct 28, 10:49pm - #312157 

TheFilipinoCrew
2000 Toyota Celica GT

Joined: Aug 2003
Posts: 4,278
Pomona, CA
Originally Posted by CID498
SLOW DOWN!!! Ya leadfoot! laughsilly



hahaha
Joined: May 2002
Posts: 3,295
Steven
ECelica Staff
Steven Oct 28, 11:14pm - #312158 
2001 Spectra Blue Mica Toyota Celica GTS
ECelica Staff
2001 Toyota Celica GTS

Joined: May 2002
Posts: 3,295
Riverside, CA
That would be great but everyone doesn't obey the posted speed limits 100% of the time they're driving.

Originally Posted by importcarbabe
1. you can either slow down and not worry about the cops, 2. You can buy a passport radar and hope the cops still dont get you. so my advice just slow down and you wont have to pay for tickets or a radar. thumbsup
Joined: Jul 2003
Posts: 1,587
xmangt1
4 All U Haterz!
xmangt1 Oct 28, 11:17pm - #312159 

4 All U Haterz!
2000 Toyota Celica GT

Joined: Jul 2003
Posts: 1,587
Chicago, IL
Stupid radar detectors. Don't waste your money on them Mr. Jeff Gordon.
Joined: May 2002
Posts: 3,295
Steven
ECelica Staff
Steven Oct 28, 11:21pm - #312160 
2001 Spectra Blue Mica Toyota Celica GTS
ECelica Staff
2001 Toyota Celica GTS

Joined: May 2002
Posts: 3,295
Riverside, CA
wattchu talking about willis?

Originally Posted by xmangt1
Stupid radar detectors. Don't waste your money on them Mr. Jeff Gordon.
Joined: Nov 2002
Posts: 1,073
grcelica
Specialist
grcelica Oct 29, 12:11am - #312161 

Specialist
2001 Toyota Celica GT

Joined: Nov 2002
Posts: 1,073
NW, PA
well, I drove from Pa to Utah with a radar detector and ended up shutting the stupid thing off. It was always going off for...1).Road construction areas...2). Speed indicator signs (your aspeed is...) and 3). for animal motion detection and lights. It just got to be annoying as hell
Joined: Jun 2002
Posts: 820
GOLDCELICA
Senior Member
GOLDCELICA Oct 29, 12:45am - #312162 

Senior Member

Joined: Jun 2002
Posts: 820
San Diego
Some radar detectors throw off weird bands. There's a certain part of camp pendalton area that just keeps going off on my radar detector. I have a hard time slowing down too but I think their a good investment IF they work grin. Just don't get caught with it when you get pulled over. Throw that sucker under the seat thumbsup

Originate, Innovate, Never Imitate. Since 2000-04.
Joined: May 2004
Posts: 621
jyboygenius
Senior Member
jyboygenius Oct 29, 1:21am - #312163 
2001 Silver Toyota Celica
Senior Member
2001 Toyota Celica

Joined: May 2004
Posts: 621
Colorado, USA
Valentine One is the best radar detector as of the moment. Escort one is a step behind.

Enzo Ferrari " You may be a Ferrari owner; but, you may not necessarly be a Ferrari Driver."
Joined: Jul 2003
Posts: 1,587
xmangt1
4 All U Haterz!
xmangt1 Oct 29, 1:35am - #312164 

4 All U Haterz!
2000 Toyota Celica GT

Joined: Jul 2003
Posts: 1,587
Chicago, IL
Originally Posted by Steven
wattchu talking about willis?

Originally Posted by xmangt1
Stupid radar detectors. Don't waste your money on them Mr. Jeff Gordon.
All it's going to do is annoy the hell out of ya! Just ease off the pedal there ya big lugnut
Joined: Jan 2004
Posts: 184
coyote0106
Member
coyote0106 Oct 29, 1:37am - #312165 

Member
2000 Toyota Celica

Joined: Jan 2004
Posts: 184
Mt. Pleasant, Michigan
I have a PNI silver bullet. It doesn't go off in construction, or unless your parked RIGHT in front of a store. It goes off with the "your speed is " signs, and near some airports. I love it, it detects cops my bro's and friends detector doesn't...
Joined: Jun 2004
Posts: 1,298
sickcelica696
Specialist
sickcelica696 Oct 29, 1:53am - #312166 
2000 Liquid Silver Toyota Celica
Specialist
2000 Toyota Celica

Joined: Jun 2004
Posts: 1,298
Annapolis, MD
Originally Posted by Pnoy
I got an Escort Passport 8500 for $8 at a thrift store. I was barely used and I haven't got any ticket since then. Since I can tell if there a presence of radar detectors, I wouldn't still rely on it. SLOW DOWN on unfamiliar streets... thumbsup


8$ holy fuck...
Joined: Jan 2003
Posts: 2,139
ct
C'mon & hit me!
ct Oct 29, 3:18am - #312167 

C'mon & hit me!
2000 Toyota Celica GTS

Joined: Jan 2003
Posts: 2,139
Woodland Hills, CA
i have spoken to police officials and they always say the same thing "that little toy you get at radio shack or best buy ain't gonna do ya any good. we can ping you miles away before the detector even sets off".

another thing to consider steven is that even if you get the best radar detector it will not prevent an officer from stopping you. he does not need a radar gun to tell you that you are speeding. he can just say he was pacing you (yes this is unfair but it happens all the time).

police have quotas and if they even have a sensation in their left nut hair that you were speeding they will tag you no matter what.

i say save the 150-300 dollars on some mods rofl

Originally posted by SKOOF:
yoru such a clown, i wish you lived in nyc, i would love to just give you the beating that youve probably never gotten in your life.
Joined: Aug 2004
Posts: 415
BigTony
Senior Member
BigTony Oct 29, 3:22am - #312168 

Senior Member
2000 Toyota Celica GT

Joined: Aug 2004
Posts: 415
California
Cobra - detects like 11 bands of radar, and the new pop radar. 190 dollars

i like it, it has 360 degree extended range i like it thumbsup

[Linked Image]
Joined: Aug 2004
Posts: 415
BigTony
Senior Member
BigTony Oct 29, 3:29am - #312169 

Senior Member
2000 Toyota Celica GT

Joined: Aug 2004
Posts: 415
California
cops are BSing you ct, they are saying that so everyone doesn't buy radar detectors. Why would a cop want to say "yes radar detectors work and detect us from miles away and would prevent tickets for you" wtf

i'd rather be safe than sorry

[Linked Image]
Joined: Aug 2004
Posts: 919
celiwhite
Senior Member
celiwhite Oct 29, 3:29am - #312170 
2000 Super White Toyota Celica
Senior Member
2000 Toyota Celica

Joined: Aug 2004
Posts: 919
las vegas, nv
i have a cobra esd-9210 i don't even use it..juss stays in my room idunnoi'll prolly sell it
Joined: Jan 2003
Posts: 2,139
ct
C'mon & hit me!
ct Oct 29, 3:30am - #312171 

C'mon & hit me!
2000 Toyota Celica GTS

Joined: Jan 2003
Posts: 2,139
Woodland Hills, CA
Originally Posted by BigTony
cops are BSing you ct, they are saying that so everyone doesn't buy radar detectors.


why would my cousin BS me? trust me...they have ways of catching you WITHOUT a radar gun rofl

Originally posted by SKOOF:
yoru such a clown, i wish you lived in nyc, i would love to just give you the beating that youve probably never gotten in your life.
Joined: Sep 2002
Posts: 772
CelicaPrincess
Senior Member
CelicaPrincess Oct 29, 3:33am - #312172 
2001 Liquid Silver Toyota Celica GT
Senior Member
2001 Toyota Celica GT

Joined: Sep 2002
Posts: 772
South Florida
Originally Posted by ct
i have spoken to police officials and they always say the same thing "that little toy you get at radio shack or best buy ain't gonna do ya any good. we can ping you miles away before the detector even sets off".

another thing to consider steven is that even if you get the best radar detector it will not prevent an officer from stopping you. he does not need a radar gun to tell you that you are speeding. he can just say he was pacing you (yes this is unfair but it happens all the time).

police have quotas and if they even have a sensation in their left nut hair that you were speeding they will tag you no matter what.

i say save the 150-300 dollars on some mods rofl


rofl Sucks to live in cali then, cops here do not have quotas...actually I know a cop that got in trouble for writing too many tickets eek

Valentine 1 is the best thumbsup but if you do get pulled over and have a radar detecter the cop is more likely to give you a ticket.
Joined: Aug 2004
Posts: 415
BigTony
Senior Member
BigTony Oct 29, 3:34am - #312173 

Senior Member
2000 Toyota Celica GT

Joined: Aug 2004
Posts: 415
California
yeah, if you are going over 75 mph they can easily tell you're speeding, but if you want to go 70-75 in highway radar is good

[Linked Image]
Joined: Aug 2004
Posts: 733
g96818
Yoda Master
g96818 Oct 29, 3:40am - #312174 

Yoda Master
2000 Toyota Celica GTS

Joined: Aug 2004
Posts: 733
Hon, HI
Quote:

Radar detectors are legal in cars in all states except Virginia, Washington, DC, and US Military Reservations. In Canada radar detector use in cars is legal in only three provinces, i.e. British Columbia, Alberta, and Saskatchewan.


http://www.speedzones.com/

has some test stts and stuff
Joined: Aug 2004
Posts: 733
g96818
Yoda Master
g96818 Oct 29, 3:41am - #312175 

Yoda Master
2000 Toyota Celica GTS

Joined: Aug 2004
Posts: 733
Hon, HI
Quote:

Radar detectors are legal in cars in all states except Virginia, Washington, DC, and US Military Reservations. In Canada radar detector use in cars is legal in only three provinces, i.e. British Columbia, Alberta, and Saskatchewan.


http://www.speedzones.com/

has some test stats and stuff
Joined: Jul 2004
Posts: 81
KMFDM
Member
KMFDM Oct 29, 4:17am - #312176 
1990 red Toyota Celica
Member
1990 Toyota Celica

Joined: Jul 2004
Posts: 81
Ladson,South Carolina
get a radar/lazer jammer those are teh shit

[Linked Image]
Joined: Feb 2004
Posts: 753
BaTMaN_4
Senior Member
BaTMaN_4 Oct 29, 4:57am - #312177 

Senior Member
2002 Toyota Celica GT

Joined: Feb 2004
Posts: 753
McAllen, TX
Got Escort Passport 8500, worth the money grin
Joined: Oct 2003
Posts: 599
ravadude338
Loser
ravadude338 Oct 29, 5:08am - #312178 
2003 Carbon Blue Toyota Celica GT
Loser
2003 Toyota Celica GT

Joined: Oct 2003
Posts: 599
North Jersey
Get a radar jammer/scrambler/dectector

www.savinglots.com/lotprod.asp?item=BEL904
BEL LaserPro 904

www.savinglots.com/lotprod.asp?item=ZR3SHIFTER
Escort ZR3

thumbsup BEST SHIT OUT RIGHT NOW thumbsup

Joined: Feb 2003
Posts: 1,408
CelicaRacer05
Specialist
CelicaRacer05 Oct 29, 5:21am - #312179 

Specialist
2000 Toyota Celica GT

Joined: Feb 2003
Posts: 1,408
Englewood, CO
Originally Posted by Pnoy
I got an Escort Passport 8500 for $8 at a thrift store. I was barely used and I haven't got any ticket since then. Since I can tell if there a presence of radar detectors, I wouldn't still rely on it. SLOW DOWN on unfamiliar streets... thumbsup


8 bucks?? how the hell did you do that?? are you sure its not 80 bucks???

damn find me one for 8 bucks!
Joined: Dec 2003
Posts: 1,787
ghostingcelica
Specialist
ghostingcelica Oct 29, 6:12am - #312180 
2000 Black Toyota Celica GT
Specialist
2000 Toyota Celica GT

Joined: Dec 2003
Posts: 1,787
California
valentine one thumbsup
Joined: Jun 2002
Posts: 820
GOLDCELICA
Senior Member
GOLDCELICA Oct 30, 3:01am - #312181 

Senior Member

Joined: Jun 2002
Posts: 820
San Diego
Don't let a cop see you wid one. grin They get pretty anal sometimes thumbsup

Originate, Innovate, Never Imitate. Since 2000-04.
Join the conversation - Register now or Sign in to add your comment


Moderated by  isaac 

Customize Your Toyota CelicaPrivacy Policy · About · Contact
CelicaHobby.com is an independent Toyota Celica enthusiast website. CelicaHobby.com is not sponsored by or affiliated with Toyota Motor Sales, USA, Inc. in any way. The Toyota and Celica names and logos are trademarks owned by Toyota Motor Sales, USA, Inc.
© CelicaHobby.com, 2001-2016