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Trek's postings got me thinking about same thing and was researching online this am. It's been decades since I had a radar detector but thinking might be a good idea for this vehicle so I'm watching this thread too. As a side note my dealer has a something like $4,000 hard wired, front back I think Escort based system with all warning/display built into mirror. Seems extraordinarily expensive, anyone have thoughts on this?
 

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Trek's postings got me thinking about same thing and was researching online this am. It's been decades since I had a radar detector but thinking might be a good idea for this vehicle so I'm watching this thread too. As a side note my dealer has a something like $4,000 hard wired, front back I think Escort based system with all warning/display built into mirror. Seems extraordinarily expensive, anyone have thoughts on this?
Most people don't need a radar detector all the time, so a portable one is best, IMHO. It's also a **** of a sight cheaper. And if you hardwire, what happens if you do get pulled over in the states where a radar detector is illegal? Granted, that's not most of the US, but you could find yourself driving through one of those states. And what if you have more than one car? What if you are on a trip and pick a rental car? Don't you want your system with you? That's another problem with hardwire anything. It ain't very portable.

I have a Valentine One. Love it. I use it for highway drives of an hour or more only. I think V-1 and Escort are the best, assuming one prefers top-of-the-line consumer portables.

I haven't tried it yet with my F-Pace. I keep staring at the dramatically sloped windshield and tiny rear window, and I'm thinking will this work? LOL.

But I would never pay somebody 4K to hardwire a radar detector system, even if I had the money to do it. That's a couple plane tickets to Europe.
 

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Valentine One - have hard wired in my cars for 20# years - Explore the website. Faultless system at a very reasonable cost.
 

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I have an Escort. Passport 9500ix with GPS. Haven't been pulled over in 7 years, and I speed. I much prefer portable because honestly I switch cars fairly frequently and I like being able to take it with me when I travel so I can use it in rentals. The GPS feature is incredible, it locks out false signals both automatically and manually. Driving around my town it never goes off unless its a cop. Down here in South Florida there are tons of LEOs and most drive around with hard mounted radars on their cruisers so its just another layer of situational awareness :)
 

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Reading through the deepest corners of the FP manual it notes that you should mount toll reader thingies in very specific places on the windshield because otherwise the coating might interfere with toll sensors reading your vehicle. Does anyone have a guess to possible radar detector interference from heated windshield wires or other aspects of FP windshield?

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As I have not received my F Pace, I am unsure whether the heated windshield will interfere with my Valentine One, I usually mount the device on the driver's side sun visor.
 

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Reading through the deepest corners of the FP manual it notes that you should mount toll reader thingies in very specific places on the windshield because otherwise the coating might interfere with toll sensors reading your vehicle. Does anyone have a guess to possible radar detector interference from heated windshield wires or other aspects of FP windshield?

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OMG. I held my EZ-Pass against the windshield in the same location that I do in other cars and it didn't seem to read it!!! OMFG!!! This is a problem!
 

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As I have not received my F Pace, I am unsure whether the heated windshield will interfere with my Valentine One, I usually mount the device on the driver's side sun visor.
No worries on that front. There is a "cutout" in the windscreen up near the mirror with no wires and no solar attenuating glass. This allows radar detectors/RFID toll tags, etc, somewhere to go where they can pass through the windscreen.

See the following documentation in the manual for the exact locations: Jaguar Owner Information
 

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No worries on that front. There is a "cutout" in the windscreen up near the mirror with no wires and no solar attenuating glass. This allows radar detectors/RFID toll tags, etc, somewhere to go where they can pass through the windscreen.

See the following documentation in the manual for the exact locations: Jaguar Owner Information
You are a lifesaver, Peter. I should have read the manual.
 

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You are a lifesaver, Peter. I should have read the manual.
It's pretty buried in there. I only know about it because I had to go digging to find it for my Evoque which had the same setup.
 

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I put a Valentine One hard wired in my e-Type some time ago. It's controlled with a toggle switch on the dash (for trips to VA) and tucked in nicely out of site. Easy enough to do myself. Haven't (but probably should) put the same investment in the F-Type.
 

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I have an Escort Passport with Bluetooth and GPS that works very well as the iPhone app forms a network of users such that their reports are transmitted to you through the app in addition to your own sightings. Blendmount makes a variety of metal brackets that adapt to car model specific rearview mirrors. I have the mount on both Corvettes and swap the unit from car to car. It also comes with a stout suction cup mount that works fairly well but in the hot Texas summer sun I have had it come loose and the unit fall off several times. I have overcome that by draping the power cord over the rear view mirror.
Once I take delivery of the FPAce, I will order the appropriate mounting bracket.
I hope that helps!
 
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Interesting reading on premium built in radar detector systems and some of the problems caused by vehicle technology. Will be curious to see if all the F-Pace bells and whistles cause some of the same problems. When I mentioned above my dealer having a $4,000 fully built in radar solution I think it's the Escort one mentioned in this piece with all the options, price at around $2,500-$3,000 before installation on places like CarToys.

Escort Passport 9500ci and BEL STi-R Plus radar detectors reviewed
 

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I have the Valentine 1 since mid 2000s and on the 1st week it saved me twice. If I get the F-Pace for my wife, I will get another.
The expensive solutions around include front/rear jammers, which I only have on my Ducati.
 

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There are a few very good radar detectors out there !
Most common problem is people generalize. You can't have the best in all climate and road conditions. It depends as well on the police, because they use different frequencies.
As well, some still use radar, while most of the rest use laser.
Some are better in US and others better in Canada.
False alerts are a PITA ! The less you get the better you feel !


Escort Passport Max 2 or Max360 & Escort Redline are pretty much the best for US, with the Redline beeing my favourite. Only dowside : it doesn’t support GPS, so it is useless against speed traps, red light cameras and speed cameras. Valentine One is good too and you are getting firmware updates for free, which is always a plus...
Then you have the Beltronics STI Magnum for Canada.
Escort & Beltronics are the same company, just branded differently.


OR , if you want a FREE alternative, this works very good in Canada !
Go to Appstore and download WAZE !
In heavy use ( always) , it consumes about 80-90MB of data/ month .

If you combine it with a radar detector and you use your head, you are pretty much bulletproof .
 

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Solar Glass (even with cut out) Reduces Radar Effectiveness

I'm a Range Rover Evoque owner since 2013 with the same type of front solar glass as the F-Pace. I have both Escort Redline and Valentine One detectors. The solar glass (even when the radar detector is working through the clear cut out area) greatly reduces the effectiveness of both detectors. The Valentine One is most dramatically effected, its directional detection is rendered useless with the solar tinted glass and forward detection is down to about 40%. The Escort Redline (only forward type detection) is reduced to about 60% of its range. How do I know this? – by testing the same detectors is my other vehicle (Ford F-150 without any restrictive window tint) against a stationary radar location. My Valentine One has become a paperweight and with the Escort Redline I'm always doubting its detection ability, sometimes reduced to 100 yards.
 
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