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Old 03-14-2010, 08:49 PM   #1
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Radar Detector, final debate....Valentine1 or Escort 9500i

I have been debating this for a while now.... and it is time to break down and by one... I have read alot of reviews, comparison test, etc.... but I just cant make up my mind which one I want..

What are your personal views on these and why? Anyone had any problems with one or little things you dislike about one?

Help me decide pls...
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Old 03-14-2010, 08:54 PM   #2
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Old 03-14-2010, 09:07 PM   #3
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well after looking at Escort's website there is a new one out called the redline...lol

now I gotta see about that one..
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Old 03-14-2010, 09:19 PM   #4
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well after looking at Escort's website there is a new one out called the redline...lol

now I gotta see about that one..
I think that one is a cheaper version? could be wrong though. I'm very happy with Escort.

Bottom line is do you want to know the direction the threat is coming from (V1)...or do you want GPS to mark false alarms so you get real threats. (Escort).

also one of the C5 members makes a cool bracket that attaches the Escort to the passenger visor.
http://camaro5.com/forums/showthread...680#post742680

http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=34844

Good luck with your choice... Both are good. Saved my A$$ a few times already...
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Old 03-14-2010, 09:22 PM   #5
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Escort 8500X50 Blue

I have this one and love it works every Time
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Old 03-14-2010, 10:15 PM   #6
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valentine 1 has lifetime updates.

I had every radar out there and nothing compairs to a valentine 1
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Old 03-15-2010, 06:06 AM   #7
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Old 03-15-2010, 04:29 PM   #9
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the more I research the more confused I get...lol

there are pros & cons to each of them... guess I just need to flip a coin and roll with it...
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Old 03-15-2010, 04:39 PM   #10
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You need to determine what features you would like to have in your detector first, and THEN try to determine which detector is for you
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Old 03-15-2010, 05:00 PM   #11
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Have had the V1 for about 3 years now, saved my ass countless times. Has paid for itself several times. Do get a lot of false alarms with it, but the false alarms are registered quickly. Can't say anything about the passport, never used it. It's pretty good too from what I've heard. You could go with either one and be fine....
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Old 03-15-2010, 05:10 PM   #12
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i gave up on detectors several years ago.only thing it did was tell me when i was hit with the radar gun.have they changed now ? can they pick up radar even if it is not on ?
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Old 03-15-2010, 10:43 PM   #13
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V1 saved my ass twice this morning and countless other times. It has great range and the arrows are absolutely awesome. Let's you know when the threat has passed, if the threat is in front of or behind you. Can't go wrong with the V1.
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Old 03-15-2010, 10:52 PM   #14
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My cousin has the V1. He let me use it for a weekend and it worked stupendously for me. This is what I am going to get.
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Old 03-18-2010, 02:18 PM   #15
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I had the V1 for 9 years. I now have the 9500ix. The v1 is good, i liked the arrows. But, the 9500 has better range and the learning feature is better than the arrows plus it user upgradable and they provide monthly updates to the database of speed traps and cameras.

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Old 03-18-2010, 04:52 PM   #16
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Escort 9500ix is awsome. Super range, not alot of false alarms and GPS to learn and block out false alarms permanately. Also picks up Red Light Camaras and Speed Cameras.
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