I had a cheapy Cobra from Walmart for the past year. Worked fine on the trails but that was pretty much it. I traded mine in for a used Cobra 29 LTD ST (peaked and tuned, ~25 watts max) and with my well-tuned 4ft Firestik, I'm reaching like +/- 20 miles. Now for a trail setup the mini CB's work great, but for anybody wanting more they just don't seem to cut it.
For these package deals, I got this much better setup for around the same cash.
I got the 29 (used, peaked and tuned, warrantied) for $89 + 4ft Firestik for $20 + Coax $15.
For $135 bucks, I got a setup that has walked all over my former setup. It's all about preference though. Not bashing anything.