I've been browsing this forum for a while and finally decided to join.
I had been looking at radar detectors for a while, but it had been years since my last ticket, so i held off. About a month ago I got a ticket from Ohio State Highway Patrol for 80 in a 65 (using radar instead of lidar, oddly enough), so i decided to finally go ahead and make the purchase.
I bought an Escort Passport 9500ix and was pretty happy with it. Unfortunately, it didnt go off much and I returned it two weeks later. The same night I returned it I got another ticket on my way home.
So now the 9500ix is a permanent addition to my car.
Maybe eventually Ill get a Laser Interceptor, but for now I'm going to just drive with the 9500ix and see how often I get a laser alert to see if its worth it. (I've gotten two hits in the month i've owned it).