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Best Buy has the Escort - Passport 9500ix [bestbuy.com] Radar Detector - Multi for $279.99 plus FREE 2 Day Shipping.

$349 at Amazon [amazon.com]

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Thanks for the post. I have 8500 currently and annoyed with the false alarms. Hopefully will overcome with this model.
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Got one thanks. I hope the price is good
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Old outdated junk ! You can get a max or max 2 for the same price that has better blind spot falsing . This has also been discontinued!
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Thanks for the post. I have 8500 currently and annoyed with the false alarms. Hopefully will overcome with this model.
It is a very chatty detector that will drive you crazy with falses . I would save for something else if you have ALP's I would go with the net radar that is really quiet also the V1 with TMF2 when paired with the apps V1 driver or Yav1 can't be beat Wink
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i have this. not too bad
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This, max and max II are discontinued, meaning no firmware updates. Max is $288 and probably a better deal, though there are better brands these days than overpriced Escorts.
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Old outdated junk ! You can get a max or max 2 for the same price that has better blind spot falsing . This has also been discontinued!
If you see a deal for Max2 at the $280 range, please post it. Maybe some day.

You left out that Max and Max2 are also being discontinued soon!
RD Dealers can no longer order these from Escort wholesale. Link [rdforum.org]
There is a little back and forth, but read through the thread.

BB has Max2 on "clearance" already. Not at a great deal either @$419). Link [bestbuy.com]
Newegg (via Produx 3rd party seller) price lately. $349.99 + 25 Newegg GC thrown in. So effectively $325.

You can still order them from factory direct (at full retail) for now, but they won't take orders from dealers. When questioned, they deny they are discontinued at the moment.
But when probed about once they sell through, whether they will be discontinued they say they don't know. Link [escortradarforum.com]
Of course it is understandable. They want to sell through without lowering price, or scaring off consumers.

Personally I am very happy with the low level of falsing on my 9500ix. Love the GPS lockouts and the user setting for speed traps to remind me before I hit one I've set up. Same for manual lockout feature for places the GPS doesn't lock out falses automatically. Calling this detector junk is nuts imo. Is it the latest & greatest?
No, but it is great and not obsolete.

Highway range is great. City range is great.Over hills, both directions. Plenty of warning.

I leave mine on Auto No X, since X is not used in Ohio AFAIK. I recently bought a 2nd one for DW. She was targeted recently in a speed trap. Up till then, she refused to use one. "I never speed more than 5 over." Well she did, and got caught while going with the flow of traffic. almost $300 for the ticket with opting for the diversion to avoid points/insurance hikes. Avoiding that one instance would have paid for her new detector.

I do hope that as more and more vehicles utilize blind spot radar that there comes a firmware update, but I think I will be fine for the life of my units which is usually 3-5 years, even if not. Even a paid factory upgrade would be worthwhile, due to the quality of this detector (the business model of another major player).

I leave mine on a non-slip pad on the dash for easy removal (hopefully without a LEO noticing) if I do get pulled over for anything. Using on dash is a slight range trade off, but I don't have a power mirror to splice into. I am not the guy trying to drive crazy fast. I just like having warnings as a backup, because often they will see you first, and I may have a momentary lack of awareness of my speed, which is no excuse/defense.

Meanwhile the "Just say no to speeding" crowd is still getting tickets for minor speeding infractions, and at speed traps. I rarely see anyone who doesn't speed to some degree.

Another thing people say (even the LEO's themselves) is they give you some slack up to 5 or 10 over. Typically? Sure. Guaranteed? Nope.
I think Mom should have framed hers she got for 1 over. OMG
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Planning on getting this as my first radar detector. Is this a good choice? Also, VISA checkout applies with this correct?
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Planning on getting this as my first radar detector. Is this a good choice? Also, VISA checkout applies with this correct?
yes i would recommend it. make sure you update it as soon as you get it
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Planning on getting this as my first radar detector. Is this a good choice? Also, VISA checkout applies with this correct?
No it's not a good choice I would go with the Radenso XP that is doing really well with the testing crowd and is one of the best new detectors when it comes to blind spot falses. The 9500IX is 10+ years old and is very chatty and you should look at some newer tech Smilie

Vortex's review
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3c0E_oxYEDg
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this is a good second detector for your other car or bike if your primary is a hardwired v1 with dongle on yav1 that you can't easily move around.
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No it's not a good choice I would go with the Radenso XP that is doing really well with the testing crowd and is one of the best new detectors when it comes to blind spot falses. The 9500IX is 10+ years old and is very chatty and you should look at some newer tech http://i.slickdeals.net/images/smilies/smile.gif

Vortex's review
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3c0E_oxYEDg
This is comparing apples to oranges as the XP isnt even on the market. Looking at Radenso stuff its all $500+.
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Damn some of the comments ( negative feedbacks ) made me cancel my order.
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Planning on getting this as my first radar detector. Is this a good choice? Also, VISA checkout applies with this correct?
It's an OK detector, not the best anymore, pretty old. If you really want Escort, I would rather get Escort Max which is $288 on Amazon right now: http://slickdeals.net/f/9004175-escort-passport-max-radar-detector-fs-amazon-288

Personally, I had this detector until I switched to Uniden LRD950 (it was replaced with DFR7 this year) and I'm happier with Uniden. I get a lot less false alerts (these can drive you crazy from all blind spot monitoring installed on newer cars) and better range, sometimes a lot better range. The only downside to Uniden is lack of auto-learn feature which is Escort proprietary and only 100 lock-out memory capacity. DFR7 is in similar price bracket to these Escorts, hopefully it will drop further...

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No it's not a good choice I would go with the Radenso XP that is doing really well with the testing crowd and is one of the best new detectors when it comes to blind spot falses. The 9500IX is 10+ years old and is very chatty and you should look at some newer tech Smilie
You forgot to mention new Unidens.
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