My wifes 8500 (non X50) is pooping out. I had hoped it would last until the next gen (beyond 9500ix) radar is out from Escort. Well the next gen did come out (sort of) the redline. Kind of a sideways generation though from 9500ix.
A working 8500 is worth $100.00 on ebay and I can trade it in on a 9500ix or Redline and get $80.00
I love how quiet the 9500ix is. The lock out of real threats is a NON issue, perdiod. But it's range, ramp up and off axis isn't the best.
What I and most folks want is redline with GPS but we can't have that.
There are no photo cameras in my area that I know of, never a single alert from 9500ix.
To me the biggest increasing threat is laser. And it sounds like the redline improves that area a bit. I know it won't replace a jammer but I'm not going that far.
My concern is how chatty it will be in the city. The 8500 (non X50) has not been bad. If the redline can do better in the city on false than the 8500 I think I'd go for it.
I hate to buy two 9500ix's (too much invested in the same generation).