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    Default A used Passport 8500 (not the X50 model) or Cobra XRS 9700?

    I will use it as a detector for laser and speedcameras. Witch one should I choose?

    Any other middle priced models to look for? Do not want it to false alarm all the time.

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    I would pick the 8500, but only if you can verify that is in excellent condition. I would be hesitant to buy a used radar detector unless it was from someone I knew for sure they took care of it. Have you thought about the Bel 995? Or a Bel RX55? Roy's site has those for a good price.

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    I would have to say get the original 8500. But keep in mind the cobra xrs 9600 ( same thing as the 9700 only no voice) is much cheaper

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    Quote Originally Posted by SmaartAasSaabr
    Make sure the speed cameras are running radar, if they're TruVelo you might not be happy after your first "detected drive"...
    They are on the Ka band here

 

 

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