I have wanted to get a radar detector for awhile now and so before any large purchase I am all over the internet trying get to get as much info as I possibly can. I found this forum to be the best with loads of info and excellent posters. I decided that the radar detector for me was going to be the Escort Passport 8500 x50. I made it very apparent to my family that that is what I wanted for Christmas. To my surprise I ended up getting a 9500i. I was pleasantly surprised.
In the past 3 weeks of 9500i ownership I have noticed a few things. Driving has become more enjoyable now that I feel I have one step ahead on the local smokeys. My gas mileage has gone down unfortunately. And I find myself wanting more gadgets now that I realize how much of a threat Lidar is in my area.
I look forward to learning new things and hopefully offering some insight of my own.