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Escort Passport 8500 X50 Black Radar Detector

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  • All new from Escort
  • 360 Degree Radar and Laser Detection
  • Advanced Digital Signal Processing
  • AutoSensitivity Mode Automatically Reduces False Alarms
  • Available in Blue or Red displays
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Escort Passport 8500 X50 Black Radar Detector
 
4.5

(based on 25 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (17)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

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    (1)

88%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good sensitivity (21)
  • Clear alert (19)
  • Easy to mount (19)
  • Great features (16)
  • Durable (12)

Cons

  • Gives false reads (7)

Best Uses

  • Highway driving (21)
  • Urban navigation (12)
  • Rural navigation (7)
  • Larger cars (4)
  • Small cars (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Gearhead (7), Practical (6), Tuner (4), Commuter (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (22), Yes (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Can't drive without it

I'm a delivery driver and drive 450 miles a day,the escort lets me know when to slow down :)
This is my first radar detector and has saved me from a few tickets...Read complete review

I'm a delivery driver and drive 450 miles a day,the escort lets me know when to slow down :)
This is my first radar detector and has saved me from a few tickets already,I have been pulled over 8-9 times in the past year but since ive had the 8500 I havent been pulled over since!

I have x band turned off because police in north carolina dont use it and I also have automute turned off because I like the have the audio warning stay on,does pick up quite a few K band sources from banks and whatnot but i like to hear them to remind me that it's still working.

I plan on getting the escort redline later because I do drive in virginia occasionally where radar detectors are illegal and it is immune to radar detector detectors,I would not recommend the passport 8500 to persons who drive in virginia or DC as it does not have full radar detector detector immunity.

Overall this is a great radar detector and i would recommend it to anyone who drives in the other 49 states

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Not worth the money

Detects K and Ka really well, but gives A LOT of false reads, more so than my previous Beltronics GX65. Worst of all, it doesn't pick up laser at all. Got a...Read complete review

Detects K and Ka really well, but gives A LOT of false reads, more so than my previous Beltronics GX65. Worst of all, it doesn't pick up laser at all. Got a ticket and the police officer asks me, "Your radar detector didn't pick up my laser?" Obviously not.

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5.0

So far, so good!

By Adrienne

from CLAY,NY

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Clear Alert
  • Durable
  • Easy To Mount
  • Good Sensitivity
  • Neat Features or Extras
  • Versatile

Cons

  • Gives False Reads

Best Uses

  • Highway Driving
  • Larger Cars
  • Rural Driving

Comments about Escort Passport 8500 X50 Black Radar Detector:

I have just recently acquired this radar but so far it seems to be working extremely well! I'll describe a more in-depth review after some more usage of it.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • Yes
 
5.0

so far so good..

By Thomas

from LOXAHATCHEE,FL

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Mount
  • Good Sensitivity

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Highway Driving

    Comments about Escort Passport 8500 X50 Black Radar Detector:

    picked up radar in advance and very few false alerts. So far I am happy.. and no tickets!!

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    great little dector

    By axeil

    from Kingsport, TN

    Pros

    • Blue display
    • Good Sensitivity
    • Neat Features or Extras

    Cons

    • Gives False Reads

    Best Uses

    • Highway Driving

    Comments about Escort Passport 8500 X50 Black Radar Detector:

    I had owned a STI for the past 4 years,and it had served me well till it broke down a few months ago. I ordered the 8500 as a replacement for the STI. First, I like the 8500, its light, love the blue display, and I like the look and feel of the unit. I do get a lot of false alarms in the K band. The detection range seems to equal the older STI. I tested the unit at known radar sites, and its response was equal to the STI. The lazer detection does not seem to work, or does not work well. That is no problem since I do not consider lazar detection any good anyway. Overall I like the unit and like the way it looks in my Camaro ZL1.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    (6 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

     
    2.0

    Not worth the money

    By LTW

    from Central Coast, CA

    Pros

    • Clear Alert

    Cons

    • Gives False Reads
    • Inaccurate

    Best Uses

    • Highway Driving

    Comments about Escort Passport 8500 X50 Black Radar Detector:

    Detects K and Ka really well, but gives A LOT of false reads, more so than my previous Beltronics GX65. Worst of all, it doesn't pick up laser at all. Got a ticket and the police officer asks me, "Your radar detector didn't pick up my laser?" Obviously not.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Excellent

    By Jonathan

    from GARNERVILLE,NY

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Clear Alert
    • Durable
    • Easy To Mount
    • Good Sensitivity
    • Neat Features or Extras

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • City Driving
      • Highway Driving

      Comments about Escort Passport 8500 X50 Black Radar Detector:

      First time using one of these works pretty good.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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