A new guy here from Massachusetts who is an Escort radar detector user. I had a Escort about six years ago when I got my license, went on a road trip in a friends car about three or four years ago and took the radar detector with me and while I got it back, for some reason it never made it back in my car. Well, I just got a new car over the weekend and decided it was time for a new detector. I grabbed a 9500ix and so far am loving it. My friend is a V1 user and swears by it and it is a great detector (and has saved both our asses on numerous occasions), I guess I am just an Escort guy.