Speaking of detector usage, had a nice possible save today. Had a "rabbit" about 1km ahead of me on a 80km/h straight rural road, with occasional hills. Typical "flow" seems to be about 90-95km/h. So on the downhill sections, it's very easy to find yourself around 110km/h, and well into ticket range.
Anyways the 2 generation old merc E320 was doing about 95km/h about 1km ahead of me. I start off with a weak Ka signal, which always gets my attention since I never get Ka falses. Sure enough, a few kms ahead, oncoming cop running constant on Ka. Got PLENTY of warning. From first detection, to actually passing the cop in the opposite direction was was 4.5km, and assuming we were both moving at 80km/h ish (I was since I detected him), that's a maximum detection range of 9km, and safe to say it was at least 6-7km.
Since I had plenty of warning, I let the merc build an even bigger lead, but when he was getting hit with Ka, he was probably doing about 90-95km/h so I guess he was under the cops threshold. I approached the cop doing 80-81km/h since I was going down a hill slightly, and the guy ahead of me went by him 10-15km/h faster, I figured it wasn't an issue, and better to not engage the brakes just in case.
I could have easily been doing 100km/h plus on a downhill section and could have gotten a ticket today were it not for the STi Magnum. At least as good range as my Escort Redline from my experiences so far, and amazing ramp up the Redline could never touch. But like I said, I'm getting a "serviced" Redline back soon, let's see how the two compare then.