HomeDad: I have used both the Escort and the Valentine. I really prefer the Valentine and have one in both cars. It is a little pricey, but it gives you so much more information. I especially like the function where the Valentine tells you which direction the beam is coming from: front, rear, or sides!!!
I received a sales brochure from Escort last week, but, since I wasn't in the market for a new one, I threw it in the trash.
I'm not sure if their new Escort model compares with the Valentine or not.
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