Just found your site so decided to join. I have previously owned two different escort 8500 radar detectors ( one was upgrade able the other wasn't) and the escort 9500ix. My last detector was stolen from my dd while parked at son in laws house. We left my car there when we drove to visits son for granddaughters 3rd birthday. Anyways, suspect my car was accidentally left unlocked when son on law moved the car to drive his truck. At any rate, it wasn't in my car when we returned from sons house. I work out of town so I drove my car to daughters house since I work near their home and it would have saved a four hour round trip drive! Anyways, I read different reviews online and bought a redline detector but hope to read what the members here suggest before I open the package .