I just ordered two 9500i blues from Escort, after having a 9500i red from Best Buy for a week. I'll be returning that (within the 14 days) on Monday or Tuesday when the new ones arrive. Yes, I know about their return policy, and I already have a plan in place, so don't worry.
However, the 9500i red with a 3607 date code didn't have the ramp-up fix(which is in accordance with what I've read here). It occurred to me that I had been assuming all the 9500i blues would have it from the factory. Has this been found to be true? I really kinda overpaid for these suckers, being in OH, but I ended up not having much option due to some personal circumstances (cough, wife, cough).
That said, I've enjoyed the 9500i red I've been driving around with immensely. The cord is kind of a pain in the minivan, but there's no simple direct wire smart cord solution just yet, and I have it mounted too high for the mute button to be easily accessible, which rules out a plain direct wire. My only concern with the blues is the ramp-up - I'm sure it's fixed, but wanting to be reassured! :wink:
FYI, for those of you who remember my vacillating before, I've decided to postpone an LI purchase until spring - see how some other Clevelanders' LI systems survive the winter!