Was looking through my August 2004 issue of Motor Trend at a car comparo I wanted to save and as I was doing so came across some Escort/V1 stuff from back then.
First was on page 24. A V1 ad and in the bottom, left corner are some Car and Driver comparos and here are the results:
Car and Driver- Overall Ratings
Escort Pass 8500--73
Uniden LRD 987--34
Not sure what the test was but the 8500 didn't do too bad. I'll take a C!
Page 107 was an ad for the X50 titled: "The Worlds Best" Just Got Better!
Saying it gets up to 50% more range on K and Ka. Patented 'Autosensitivity' virtually eliminates false alarms.
Radartest.come named it the worlds best. Forbes.com said "it might be the best radar detector ever made." Pop Mechan said "state of the art."
Just thought I'd share before I threw it back in the closet and went to bed!