Rated 5 out of 5 by Norm Very satisfied!
I really like this detector. The new black goes better with the dash of my car and motorcycle. I had the older model and was very satisfied with it. I opted for the trade in option and that all went very well and my refund was promptly credited to my account. I would recommend this option for anyone that has an older model they want to replace.
November 16, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Psiman 2nd set of eyes
So far for the short time I have it it seams to do what it should do,warn you... Good investment
November 16, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Tim1 8500 great - 8500 X50 - better.
I've owned a 8500 for several years and decided to replace it. Decided to purchase the 8500 X50 and couldn't be happier. Only had it a few weeks but everything seems to be a step up on my old unit.o
November 15, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Flyer Features Similar to older 8500
I purchased the 8500 X50 to replace an older 8500 that stopped working. The range appears to be slightly better but I still get too many false alarms. I understand their more expensive units can limit this problem but $500 is too expensive. I was also disappointed that the unit came with only one set of suctions cups. They seem to last about a year and then fall off.
November 15, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by kylakegirl Great value.
Purchased this to replace our X50 that we got years ago. It was time to get a updated product. Love the blue display lights.
November 15, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Jerry7111 Great Product
I have had Escourt products for many years and will continue. I like the fact that it keeps me alert and in tune with changing conditions and aware that cops are always watching. I have even found a few cops - hiding. I had already slowed down and my Escort protected me and my check book. Speeding tickets are simply a TAX on drivers.
November 11, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Ghostrider Puerto Rico highways best ticket protection device.
My 8500 offers very good performance. My wife's new 8500 X-50 even better. Ticket fines have increased a wapping 300% in Puerto Rico, but most of the highway patrol education and gear have remained at the Ka band level. Thank you Escort for solving our present commuting dilemas and for keeping the edge on radar protection.
October 31, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Kadoo Great product
So far over the past few weeks my new Escort has been working wonderfully. I had a Whistler but it eventually stopped working and just crapped out. I have always known Passports were the best but now I was in a place I could afford one. Its a great investment in my opinion, 1 or 2 tickets and it totally pays for itself. It has great range, I love the customization options and it just looks cool. My ONLY complaint is the blue LED on the smart button cig lighter is very bright and is really annoying at night, but I just covered it up with electrical tape and problem solved. Over all great product
October 27, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Scuba Excellent
This unit works very good, it is the 3rd unit I have owned since Esort had been manufacturing
October 24, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Clicquot Great detector, great service
8500 performance is excellent. Got $80 for trading in old, non-functional detector without any delays or problems.
October 19, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Loic my 2nd one and better that my Valentine 1
the first x50 I had I bought it probably over 7 years ago, and I just repkaced it with this new one. I use it on my motorcycle so it is much more abused than if it was in a car (vibrations, dust etc..) I also own a V1, but the V1 gives ne more fake laser alert. the x50 is easy to use with everything you need and nothing that you dont.
October 9, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by pleasehelp please help
I received a ticket two days after utilizing your product. In fact it did not sound an alarm. Can I trade this in for something that will actually work?
September 25, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Geocurio Satisfied Customer - Again
I owned the 8500 X50 (Red), and was very happy indeed - I decided to upgrade - the cool blue display is nice
September 23, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by NGillig2 Escort Radar is #1
I have owned an escort radar detector for 10 years and both my parents have owned them for longer. By far the best radar detector out there and the price is worth every dollar! It has saved my butt an unbelievable amount of times. I just bought one for my boyfriend as an anniversary gift. He loves it, just gives you that extra sense of security. Highly recommend!
September 21, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by rottiedogs excellent product, but as with my previous Passport, the...
See above comments about cord and suction. As I stated, I use other means to secure the detector. Otherwise, a good product!
September 17, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by ustintman This Radar detector works really well.
Had one for over 11 years loved it, then I had a problem With that one. No complaints for something in a truck lasting 11 years I think it's great. Ordered a new one had a problem with it right away but customer service took care of it and I've had no problems since I got the new. I would definitely recommend them.
September 4, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Eduardo Wonderful product.
Have used the 8500 for about 10 years now. Just purchased the X50 model....so I expect it to be of same or better.
August 28, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Hurricane Outstanding range!
It has been over 20 years since I last owned a radar detector. That was an old Radio Shack model that burned up when 3 troopers all had their radars on. This new one has unbelievable range! I can pick up a signal from over a mile away, even through other cars. The 8500 can even pick up a signal coming from the sides while I am sitting 5 cars back at a light behind a building. It's incredible. I highly recommend it to anyone needing a good reliable detector.
August 28, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by Busted Ticket!!
Thought this worked!! Got a ticket because it didn't pick up radar!!
August 23, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Hammer55 Very Good Detector....But
Great range and accuracy. However, they are installing radar controlled smart intersections where I live, which causes the 8500 to alarm at every traffic signal. I usually just shut the detector off for city driving. On expressways and rural roads the 8500 shines! Great long range radar signal acquisition, even over hills and around bends! If you live in a rural area, do a lot of highway driving or live where they are not using smart signals, the 8500 in an excellent choice.
August 6, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by BigRed Disapointed
I have most every Escort product and recently traded my Passport for the new MAX. First of all the screen is not very visible in the day but excellent at night. Second the windshield mount falls off whenever you go over a bump or pothole. Not very happy, but to use it I now use my old beanbag and take care not to cover up all the vent holes on the bottom of the MAX. Not very happy.
August 6, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by gusampm Great Product
I have had mine for over 10 years and have not had any problems even in the extreme heat of phoenix on the dash. Love it and im now looking to get the new generation of escort radars!!!
July 31, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by JohnBoy Outstanding Features
I purchased my Ford Mach I IN 2004. After I received my first ticket. I immediately invested in a PASSPORT 8500 X50. For nine years I have not received a single ticket. The ability to detect radar 1 1/2 miles over or around a hill is a real asset. it was recently stolen. Not I am looking in buying a PASSPORT 9500CI. Thank you ESCORT...
July 25, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by S2KDB Needed repair too soon
My 8500 needed to be sent in for repair in less than 6 months after purchase. It started acting up again about a year to a year & a half after that. I threw it in the box and put it in the closet where it's been ever since.
July 9, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Michaelshari Simply the best detector I have ever used
I had a radar detector a long time ago and then moved to Washington state from Southern California and, WOW the State Patrol hide anywhere and everywhere!!! After I got a ticket for going 80 in a 60, I decided to shop for a radar detector, and I remember that I had an Escort long ago. I went online, and bought this one and it instantly saved me from 4 tickets within weeks. Simply the best ever with a ton of great features and it's really easy to use.....
July 6, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Filberto OUTSTANDING " AWESOME" AND PLAIN BAD TO THE BONE !
I take trips from Ky to Tn in the summer time and i must say with the Passport 8500 X 50 by my side " I can concentrate more on my driving than looking for smokey " For the money you just can't go wrong " When it go's off about 5 minute later i see Smokey on the other side'' That's sweet to my pocket ..
June 17, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Rooster500 Good useful detector..customer service questionable.
I've been using Escort & Passport detectors exclusively since the early 80's. Always reliable and likely saved me $1000's in tickets over the years. If you ever drive over the limit, they're unquestionably cost effective. This is a very capable unit that has a great reach and multitude of settings to tailor it to your personal habits. As others have noted, it's a great value. Would've gone 5 stars except that I've been getting false laser readings due to intermittent electronic interference of some sort. It occurs during quick acceleration, when I turn on the wipers or turn on turn signals, etc. It's obviously not a real laser signal. It would occur a lot sometimes and on other occasions not so much. All the same, very annoying. Wrote to Escort with no response from their customer service. Was very disappointed in that. I'll have to try again.
May 29, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by nissanguy91 Can't be beat for the price!
I've been doing research on radar detectors for awhile. After owning a few I decided to do some research on the models from Escort. I've read about them in car magazines and I've read a lot of positive reviews on the internet. I purchased this detector just before memorial day weekend and have been VERY impressed with it. The range is incredible. It picks up radar from cops hidden in trees in highway medians, picks up over hills and around corners. I didn't know it was possible for a detector to pick up signals from so far. The best part is that in the city it's relatively quiet. There are a few false K band signals but they're easily muted and the expert meter is very nice too. I like the fact that it's very simple to use and has a lot of features. The blue screen is also very easy on the eyes. Great product Escort! You now have a customer for life!
May 27, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by straightflush If you are willing to pay 339 then....
If you are willing to pay 339 for the 8500 X50 detector but not willing to pay the extra 160 for the Redline, then you are saying you are willing to possibly pay the 160 for tickets that you might get with this detector. I had an 8500 X50 and traded it in for the Redline.
May 18, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by CJR238 8500 X50 black
I have owned and tested many radar detectors over the years but sometimes we cant spend the big bucks on top performers like the RedLine. So there are really good options like the new 8500 X50. It has always been a top performer, but especially now with the new tweaks Escort has done to this flagship model.
April 19, 2013