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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jun 2007

    Default Old 8500 (not X50) question

    I have an old 8500 that I have had for at least 5 years I know I got it when they just came out. My question is I sent it in to be updated (the $79 service from Escort) is it worth it to keep? Or should I give it to a friend?

    My concern is that ether itís totally out dated or that its one of the best detectors made using better quality parts than they do now.

    I currently have a new 9500I and love it.

  2. #2
    Power User
    Join Date
    Nov 2004


    Keep the 8500 if there is nothing wrong with it when you get it repaired. My 8500 beats my X50 on 35.5 Ka and overall I think the 8500 is a better detector than the X50.

    Belscort only made 2 great detectors in recent years IMO, the 8500 (non X50) and the STi.

  3. #3
    Good Citizen
    Join Date
    Jan 2007


    I would use what you are comfortable with. I have one of each. My wife gets the X50 and I stick with the original. I am still happy.



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