Take my answer with a grain of salt...I am biased, of course (or a true believer, take your pick).
Years ago I had a Honda Prelude (red) with flip down lights, however parking lamps and other reflective objects like that still contributed to my laser cross section...In this case Veil made a difference.
I still own a Black Vette ('91). It too has flip down lights and during the day, the benefit of Veil is not as much as compared to vehicles which have exposed lights.
If you have more than one vehicle in your family, of course, Veil can treat all of them.
The visible color of parking lamps being dark doesn't mean that it will not reflect lidar in a big way. CP tested this out several years ago
with dark license plate covers and found them to be totally ineffective at reducing police laser reflections in the NIR even though they appeared dark in the VIS spectrum.
Police routinely laser at night and in this case VEIL can be a real life saver provided you pay attention to your detector's alerts (like staying off the darn cell phone!): Veil Guy: Mess with the Bull, Get the Horns
I was just in Missouri, Kansas, Iowa, and Nebraska a couple of weeks ago but did not encounter any police laser luckily in my rented 300C. During this trip I drove with my trusty Valentine One
as well as my Beltronics STi Driver
May sure you have a good laser detector
. If you are not sure which ones can do the trick, please check out this review of them. Since this review, I would also add the Whistler Pro 78
and Whistler XTR 690
to the list of detectors which do a good job at spotting laser quickly.
Which radar detector(s) do you own? And what color is your vehicle? Your MR2 profile should be advantageous to you, btw. Do you have any PICs of the front? Does MO require a front plate?
Hope this feedback helps.