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Escort Passport 8500ci Plus

alaTest has collected and analyzed 107 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviews about the build quality and screen are overall positive. The design and performance also get good opinions. There are some less positive opinions about the value for money.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other GPS the Escort Passport 8500ci Plus is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 93/100 = Excellent quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 43 user reviews of Escort Passport 8500ci Plus from The average user rating for this product is 3.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other GPS on

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65% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Escort Passport MaxEscort Passport 9500ix Radar/Laser Detector (Blue Display)

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Escort PASSPORT Max Radar Detector Review


Do you enjoy receiving speeding tickets? Do you get exciting at the thought of points on your license and your insurance rates going up? If so then this is not the product for you

Our all-new receiver incorporates advanced military technology called Digital Signal Processing (DSP). This unique method of scanning enables the PASSPORT Max?to identify real threats faster and more accurately than?any other detector. Quicker response...

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Escort Passport Max


The Escort Passport Max combines the latest technology to provide the best protection available. See how it compares with other models out there.

The Passport Max is as effective at long range highway detecting as more intricate city radar detection

To access the Escort Live app you need to purchase the Smart Cord separately. Escort's software updates don’t have Mac compatibility

The Escort Passport Max has the latest technology to detect radar in all environments, while GPS capabilities will significantly cut down on false signals.


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Best Radar


This radar has amazing strength/range and when it goes off you know it is most likely a real cop. I would say it has a range of half a mile or more. When it has given me a wrong reading, it will store that location and signal automatically so it wont...

Non yet

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The best radar detector on the market


I travel 15000 miles a year , and have had a radar detector always , and this is far and away the best most accurate detector I have ever used . This will be my 8th detector I have owned , and wouldn't trade it for anything out there

Simple and easy to use


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Boy the best, you only cry once!


The features are second to none...... Updatable on the net, very few false alarms.

Best range and features

Yea, it's a little pricy

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Great product, poor quality.


I had the Escort Passport 9500 before and that radar detector was a trooper (no pun intended). Eventually though the suction mount stopped holding and I eventually moved to using double-sided 3M tape and mounting it manually to the dashboard. I...


Poor support, some useless features

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Great detector


Wish I had it a month ago. The best yet. Definitely an upgrade.

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Best radar you can buy.


This has been a great radar and I use it everyday to and from work, if you're prone to getting tickets, buy this guy, it'll pay for itself.

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Price tag

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Good product, live subscription should be included


The Max works great. Not many false positives and it learns the routes as you go. It is very expensive compared to Valentine One and reviews show that V1 is still a better choice.The bitter taste comes from greedy subscription price for live data....

accurate, not many false positives

unbelievable that the live subscription costs so much more

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great investment


great purchase, very accurate, love the online feature

very accurate