Reviewed by Frank H (Oakland, CA) Reviewed for a 2001 BMW 3-Series — 2010-01-23 13:04:58
Superior quality to the competition. The 9500ix truely delievrs on the promise of extreme long-range warning. It warns on the bands used by the CHP, local pd's and cameras. I was crusing on HWY 580 here in NorCal and it picked up a sneaky CHP over a small grade and around a bend and alerted. Figures two CHP's were working together. One on radar and one the coyote. Down the road, several cares pulled over the next two miles. HA, I gleamed! That may have been me just as well w/o the 9500ix. Now here's the best. Just the other day, for the fun of it, my buddy is driving in his car next to me with his radar on, a Valen... Anyway, my bud and I are talking on our cells and the 9500ix chirps loadly, and he asks me what's up and I say "SLOW NOW". We get around a turn and a CHP is atop an overpass and hitting individual cars. My bud's Val tripped perhaps 2-3 seconds after my 9500ix. Safe again! All the features are sweet and well thought out. I haven't done much than leave all the factory settings do their thing. This is my first detector, but based upon what my friends have said about the quality of their Passports, I was sold prior to making the purchase. I just wish Passport could tell me when the light would change so I could slow down quicker at a siginal. Maybe it's just me, but it seems many of local municipalities are timing the phase from yellow to red quicker. Isn't there a law that says the time between colors is regulated. I degress, get this model and you will be pleased! Shop and compare. Mention where you found a better price and AutoAnything will set you up with a price match! Excellent service and return policy. Why go anywhere else. Happy and safe motoring.