It was tough driving without my 9500i, but it was worth the wait for my red display 9500ix. I sent it in the case without any of the accessories and received it back with a free smartcord and suction clip. My true lock locations were still stored despite the service rep telling me they woudn't be. The new "auto no X" mode in addition to audo,city,highway is very convenient since I drive back and forth between X-land jersey and X-less nyc. I do think that the GPS acquistion seems improved. It still has the annoying GPS signal loss alert unfortunately. I also now have it hooked up along with my Laser Inteceptor and Garmin Nuvi to an audio interface that mutes and plays through my car's front speakers. I learned the hard way you can't use a headphone splitter for inputs. Luckily, I didn't fry my devices. I got the Mix-It2 to combine the stereo and mono inputs (with integrated ground isolation). I have my Laser Interceptor hooked up to the Mix-It2's dedicated mono input that automatically mutes the other inputs.