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Just got Escorts new 9500i with gps! This radar is impressive! You mark all the false alarm spots and the gps stores this info so you don't get false alarms. It gives you at least 1 mile warning above 55 and 1/2 mile below 55. I had there solo s2 model before,but this new model warns me FAR sooner. Just thought I would share that with the forum. It is a tad expensive at close to 500.00 when its all said and done. Should pay for itself in avoided infractions pretty quick in a gt500:) . GGBIW
 

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Just got Escorts new 9500i with gps! This radar is impressive! You mark all the false alarm spots and the gps stores this info so you don't get false alarms. It gives you at least 1 mile warning above 55 and 1/2 mile below 55. I had there solo s2 model before,but this new model warns me FAR sooner. Just thought I would share that with the forum. It is a tad expensive at close to 500.00 when its all said and done. Should pay for itself in avoided infractions pretty quick in a gt500:) . GGBIW
I have owned 3 escort units over the past few and loved their units,but since they have started using so many instant on units I have all but quit worrying about what detector I use. Nearly impossible unless you catch signals off of earlier hit. I paid one in Feb, 64 in a 30. Gripes my butt. First ticket in over 15years and over a million miles. Seen trooper before he hit me, TOO LATE.
 

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I have owned 3 escort units over the past few and loved their units,but since they have started using so many instant on units I have all but quit worrying about what detector I use. Nearly impossible unless you catch signals off of earlier hit. I paid one in Feb, 64 in a 30. Gripes my butt. First ticket in over 15years and over a million miles. Seen trooper before he hit me, TOO LATE.
Yeah ,the new "POP" radar is pretty tough to beat unless you follow behind another fast driver. Kinda tough when your the only person on the road. I go as fast as the chp will allow,usually 72 in a 65 zone. Easy to drop to below 70 when the radar goes off just in case you get a grumpy chp that is ticket happy. This new 9500i goes off WAY sooner than a solo s2 I own. The gps eliminates the false alarms also. I use the radar to keep myself honest as I do daydream and tend to speed up without really thinking about it. GGBIW:rolleyes:
 

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ggbiw,

And this unit also warns of laser radar?

Wouldn't it be too late by the time you've been hit by the laser?

Again, curious as to how this technology can bybass a laser.

Thanks.
 

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I have the Radar you need. 5-7 above limit when your driving as a single vehicle. If in a pack, the middle is the safest. If you're in front your sunk. If your're in the back, you maybe the one he goes after. They're too sneaky today. POP radar, and all they new stuff. Damn those troopers, trying to keep the driving public safe. What's up with that???;) ;) ;) ;) ;)

Other than that, take your chances, I do!!!!!!!:D :D :D
 

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I have the Radar you need. 5-7 above limit when your driving as a single vehicle. If in a pack, the middle is the safest. If you're in front your sunk. If your're in the back, you maybe the one he goes after. They're too sneaky today. POP radar, and all they new stuff. Damn those troopers, trying to keep the driving public safe. What's up with that???;) ;) ;) ;) ;)

Other than that, take your chances, I do!!!!!!!:D :D :D
Leader of The Pack? Sounds like a song I once knew.:D:D Seventy is alomost a given today.:rolleyes:
 

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70, slow poke huh?????????;) ;)
 

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ggbiw,

And this unit also warns of laser radar?

Wouldn't it be too late by the time you've been hit by the laser?

Again, curious as to how this technology can bybass a laser.

Thanks.
It does warn you on laser ,but like you said Games Over If he's shooting you directly! I have been warned when he's shooting someone in front of me though. Even if he's shooting traffic in the other direction it will go off waking you up. That pop 1&2 instant radar is tough to beat also. It works best when you follow someone thats 200-300 feet ahead giving yourself that extra split second to drop speed. It's nice to know where they target also. GGBIW
 

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70, slow poke huh?????????;) ;)
My driving record is proof I'm not slow. Hence my interest in radar detectors. Now I have seen scramblers,but there illegal. GGBIW
 

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I have the Radar you need. 5-7 above limit when your driving as a single vehicle. If in a pack, the middle is the safest. If you're in front your sunk. If your're in the back, you maybe the one he goes after. They're too sneaky today. POP radar, and all they new stuff. Damn those troopers, trying to keep the driving public safe. What's up with that???;) ;) ;) ;) ;)

Other than that, take your chances, I do!!!!!!!:D :D :D
The price of your radar is reasonable too! GGBIW:)
 

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Think I was right about LEAD PAINT GGBIW.:D :D Stay off that bridge or the paint can.:p
 

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Think I was right about LEAD PAINT GGBIW.:D :D Stay off that bridge or the paint can.:p
I have nothing to do with paint on the bridge:p . Anyhow, this new escort 9500i is the cats meow as far as radar is concerned. You do have a valid point on making adjustments to your driving habits. It is far more sensitive so its good it has the false alarm blocker via gps. Valentine 1 has an entire question answer on radar on its web page. Very impressed with my new escort 9500i though. :) Okay I'll stay off the nitrous can. GGBIW:D
 

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Okay, used it for a week now and i'm convinced youv'e gotta have one of these escort 9500i if you do any heavy commute time. Ive marked all the phoney alarms so now when it goes off I know its the man.On the tight stuff I do the speed limit,but when it opens up I can safely do close to 80,slow down to the speed limit when approaching a long turn then back up on the straight. It goes off so far in advance that I can drop to legal speed easy before he can read me. Shaved 15 minutes off my commute. GGBIW
 

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ggbiw,

Wow! 15 minutes. That's impressive. Then again, you must have one heck of a commute or should I say not anymore?

Take care, drive hard and keep the detection power 'on'.
 

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Valentine One is the best detector.
HANDS DOWN !!!
 

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Valentine One is the best detector.
HANDS DOWN !!!
Yep. I have to agree there. I had the 9500i for a 30 day trial and then returned it and went back to my V1. :)
 

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Valentine One is the best detector.
HANDS DOWN !!!
Never owned a Valetine 1 so I can't say one is better than the other. I can't stand false alarms. My commute is far more enjoyable without the dozen or so false alarms.That alone would have a lot to think about when purchasing one. This 9500i goes off one half mile BEFORE the speed signs post my speed. That is plenty of time to react if your coming into a radar zone. I'm sure the valentine does the same but doesn't have the ability to blank out the false alarms. Anyhow we all like driving while being informed so to each his own!:)
 
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