Tested both for a month. Very tough choice. Love the features of the 9500ix.
9500 is like a Cadillac, V1 is like a pinto. But the pinto has an engine that runs like a champ while the Cadillac has engine problems that may or may not ever be fixed.
I will say I think V1 needs to pull their head out of their a$$ and start to innovate their product. If Escort ever fixes the QT problem I will be going back. Until then, I don't want to wonder "if" I was hit with QT when a cop goes by with no alert. V1 it is for now.
Here is a pic the V1 zombies will LOVE Borrowed it from MyEscort8MyV1 on the Escort Forum.