The radar detector is an Escort Passport 8500 which I have had for a few years now. I can't see driving without one, but some say it is a bother. I deleted the Xband to alleviate false alarms and it has saved me several times. Particularly with the laser, we have Harley cops in wolf packs using laser and they usually hit someone ahead of me. Thinking of upgrading to the Escort 9500 with GPS photo ticket locations included.
I upgraded from 8500 to 9500 last August & worth the difference for Sure!
Love the lock out feature for false signals. Never will be without again!
P.S. Be sure to buy the new windshield mount, it's the Best
even though it's $20.00.