I only had my 9500ix for 2 weeks before I went on a long trip.
I moved my niece from Port Huron MI to Tampa FL total mileage round trip was 3,500 and the IX performed flawlessly (IMHO I know there were some flaws but it worked great)!! I took my E150 Ford van (that's a nice big target) and had it mounted above the rear view mirror just slightly to the left. I had converted an old phone cord (coupled it to the cig cord) so I can hide the wire and leave it in the van for future use.
The first time the rd drove me nuts was going through Dayton OH, man I hate radar drones, as soon as it shuts off there is another one. Thank you for the mute button.
The IX gave me ample time to slow down every time it went off. One time it started going off slow beep, beep, beep, K band beep, beep, beep, you get the idea. I did not see any cop 1/2 mile later there is a curve and it started beeping faster then round the curve fast ramp up to full blast there he was. I picked him up almost a mile away and around a curve. There are so many stories to tell on this trip I can't remember them all. A few really great saves, I wished I had a video camera recording so I could show them off.
When I was in TN @ my mother in-laws they have red light cams and it showed me every one in plenty of time. I don't run red lights but it was nice to know where they are.
I was somewhere in FL when X band went off so I slowed down and there was a fully blacked out charger in the middle shooting. His windows were so dark you could not see in. The red & blue lights in the grill gave it away. A few days later when I went home he was in the same spot! Right before a construction zone, (or after going north).
The second time the IX drove me nuts was in Dayton again. Mute button all the way.
When I was back in MI I was thinking no laser or lidar hits (that I knew of) the whole trip! I figured because the rd was mounted so high on a big van it would never get hit there, (I did see some cops outside their car using laser or lidar). Then a few miles later I heard a noise like an old phone ringing about the time I said "Whose phone is ringing?" the IX said Laser Alert then it stopped, 3 seconds later it went off again. I saw no break lights in front of me and saw no cop. Go figure, so what set it off?
I am really glad I chose the 9500IX what a great unit.
As a test to see how bad my old rd was I ran it on the way down next to my IX (not right next to it but close enough).
What a joke my old one was. Several false alerts, slow to alert, and some times it never went off.
Oh forgot to mention the cb was a big help also. Gotta love them bear reports.