Well I was planning on trading in my 8500 (non X50) for the 9500ix I bought this summer (Cash for clunkers didn't exist yet).
But I thought I was settled on a V1 and sold 8500 on Ebay for $80.00 but ended up returning V1 and now had no trade in.
So when I repurchased the 9500ix I still wanted that cash for clunker deal.
So I bought a buy-it-now Whistler (1730 I think was) for $10.00 Shipped off ebay. And sent it in for the cash for clunker.
So if you don't have something to trade in, there is plenty on ebay.
So I got $70.00 off instead of $80.00.
Escort rep threw in free shipping and a visor clip and I received it in 2 days.
Not Bad. So the whole V1 trial saved me another $70.00 in the end
I hope they don't resell the clunkers on ebay. There should be strict enforcement of their destruction the like the car cash for clunkers.