I live in a pretty small town 18k pop.. The cops are like your dad's friend at church or the guy that everyone knows and talks to when he pulls 'em over.. They're pretty stupid. Forgive me for saying this but I owned a cobra. But i'm laying it to rest after two weeks. It sucks. No if and buts about it. IT SUCKS. Around the corner, over the hill, anything, it sucks and it falses more than other people talk about my speed when riding with me. But i've got my eyes on a used 8500 x50. How good is the range? To get to my house I have to drive on a 3 mile stretch of highway. Will this detector keep my out of the courthouse? Or am I going to have to put an attorney in my fav 5?