I would disagree with this - there was a time when that was true -- but no longer. In fact, the Valentine has been left behind. Read this link for a great side-by-side performance test.adjmcloon said:Hands down, the Valentine One is the best. Pricey, but worth it.
Which model do you have? (Passport 187?)teufelhund said:Well, I had the Passport installed in my Z06 and was ticket free. I now have it front and center of the Armada and it sits high enough to get great reception. I had the Valentine back when it was getting rave reviews. Never did much for me and I ran the Valentine and Passport side by side. Passport beat it about 90% of the time. Ended up selling the Valentine and getting a second Passport for my other vehicle.
You raise an interesting point, and perhaps you are right on the money. But without a specific refference to a specific comparison source, the argument loses teeth. How 'bout a little evidence to refute the claims of the write-up?92TripleBlack said:The Website is bull.They rate the others higher because they can sell them. Valentine won't sell through a vendor, only direct so the vendors come up with BS tests. Car and Driver still rates valentine superior in almost every way. Also, ask any vette guy, they ALL own valentines. No Escorts. I've read countless "Dash comparisons" from them and they all come back Valentine. The Escort is good, but second. Probably 70% as good as the Valentine. The Bell is junk. Remember, the Passport was designed by the guy who improved and later sold the Valentine. Also, as the valentine improves over time, they will upgrade it for free. Not the others. This is kinda like getting a car comparison review written by a Chevy dealer. :clueless:
Thanks for the info. It does make you think. The only issue I have is that it is fromm 2002. What if anything has changed since then. Now I want to check the date on that other comparison that was provided.92TripleBlack said: