Today, I sent my 8500 X50 in for repairs; on/off/volume switch was starting to get flaky, also was getting a few laser false alerts during the summer months. I bought it new in April 2005 and got the Escort ESP plan which added an additional 2 years of warranty to it.
I'm using wife's 8500 nonX50 which I bought new in Sept 2001. It was sent in once for repairs in 2006 due to constant alarming after being turned on.
Was wondering, other than POP in the X50, how much difference in performance between the two? Any test reports you can provide a link to where they compared both?