“A top performer and one of the best international radar detectors made today” – Radar Roy 2008
A top radar detector for our international audience overseas in Europe and Asia.
Beltronics Vector 995 Radar Detector Review: Updated- October 3, 2012
Top Reasons to Consider the Bel V995
If you do extensive driving in North America and abroad the Bel V995 would be one of our top choices, it includes all the North American bands and the European Ku band.
Ten times more range then imports that have the same radar band features
Frequently Asked Questions about the Bel V995
I only drive in North America, would you still recommend the Beltronics V995? No, I wouldn’t. In my tests and reviews the Bel RX65 and the Escort RX65 performed much better and all three of these radar detectors are in the same price range. Spend a few extra bucks and get the RX65!
Why doesn’t Bel honor their warranty from the detector I purchased on Ebay (or Amazon, Overstock and others)? Bel has a very strict Authorized Dealer Program and MAP policy to ensure that you, the consumer are getting the very best service and support, this policy is outlined in their manuals and on their websites. If you purchase an Escort radar detector from an unauthorized dealer and you have a problem with the unit or want to subscribe to their subscription service you will maybe denied or required to pay an extra possessing fee. For more information I invite you to read a post on my blog on how Overstock.com screwed one of their customers.
Does this detector have 360 degree protection? Yes, every radar detector manufactured by Escort and Beltronics has full, 360 degree protection.
Potential Issues with the Bel V995 Radar Detector
As noted on my websites, I do extensive research and tests of all the radar detectors that I review and in each test of the V955 when compared to the Bel RX65 and the 8500 x50 they have both outperformed the V995. Unless you are driving overseas, go with either of the two other models.
My Bottom Line Recommendation for the Bel V995
If you drive mostly in North America skip the V995 and go with the Escort 8500 x50 or the Bel RX65. The few extra dollars you will be investing is certainly worth the extra investment.
This Based upon my 20 years in law enforcement as a certified police radar instructor and 15 years being involved in the speed counter measurement industry, the V995 is NOT one of my top choices!
However my opinion is NOT backed up by other reviews and feedback made by other happy V995 users who you will find online, a few of which are published at the end of this article.
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