Hey guys, new to the forum and site, but I've been browsing threads and such for the past couple of weeks trying to make a decision.
I must say, this ended up being a harder decision than I thought it would be! I've never owned a radar detector in my life, but with my recent new vehicle purchase, I thought now would be a good time to make the investment.
I decided on the Escort 8500 X50 after reading numerous reviews. My price range is right about $325 which is what I can get a red model (matches my interior lights) for at a local Best Buy.
I know there is no "best" detector, but I live in a relatively suburban area and I heard the X50 is great for that type of environment. I do occasionally drive on the turnpike, so I wanted something with good performance there as well, and while it apparently doesn't have the range of the V1, it still seems to perform decent enough.
I'm ready to pull the trigger on this, will I be satisfied?
I'm also a little concerned about the whole laser detection thing. I heard it isn't that great, and by the time you find out, it's too late. If lasers are so effective, am I going to find that is the only thing troopers are using and this might not be worth it?