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Escort Passport 9500ci Radar Detector and Laser Shifters

Discussion in 'Tesla Parts for Sale' started by zeusalmighty, Apr 6, 2017.

  1. zeusalmighty

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    IMG_4862.jpg IMG_4863.jpg IMG_4888.JPG Selling an Escort Passport 9500ci radar detector and laser shifter/scrambler kit. This was professionally installed, removed and in perfect condition. This is the most advanced system Escort offers. GPS enabled, software can be updated via USB port. Paid over $1900 before installation, asking $1250 shipped.
     
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    I had no idea avoiding speeding tickets had become so expensive. $1250 used before installing? Seems like one could fund quite a few tickets for that price.
     
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    do you realize that the fine for a speeding ticket is only the beginning of potential expenses?
     
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    Well, at least in Arizona I can traffic school the first ticket unless I am driving like a maniac and the ticket is elevated to reckless driving. And I wonder how "protected" I would be anyway. I have a cop son in law and he tells me they have all kinds of tricks to defeat even the most expensive detectors.
     
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    Escort actually has a deal where if you get a ticket with this they will pay it. I'm not sure what the stipulations are.
     
  6. HankLloydRight

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    Depending on your state, insurance surcharges can hike your insurance 2x or more for up to three years... which would more than pay for the radar/laser detector and installation.

    I don't drive without one -- I have the Escort 9500ci and the upgraded LaserShifter Pros (like the OP is selling) and it's worth every penny.

    Cops want you to think they're useless, of course, so fewer people use them to avoid tickets. I've avoided dozens of speed traps (radar and laser) using them (including the Valentine 1 before the Escort). They've paid for themselves many times over.
     
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    FYI everyone can (and should!) use Waze - it reports speed traps for free. It's a free Google service that runs on your phone, and is community sourced. You'll also know about traffic problems, accidents, closed routes, etc. A $15 phone mount and you're all set!

    Also, I've researched this and you can expect your insurance to go up a very small amount from a speeding ticket. I can't find anyone saying that it doubled for 3 years in the answers to that question. Here's one link with amounts:
    How Much Insurance Rates Rise After a Car Accident or Violation

    I guess if one already has a ticket, and/or speeds 20+ over the limit regularly, I could see a radar detector being worth it to you.
     
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    while waze is good, I use it, but it is far from fool proof.
    it only works well if people report things, and many times there are things that are not reported.
    If a cop sets up radar and isn't reported and you're depending on those reports to allow your speeding, you're in for troubles.
     
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    from the site you referenced:

    Some insurers hike rates by several hundred dollars a year
    but some penalize drivers with steep increases after just one infraction.


    your own cites contradict your point.
     
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    I speak from experience.. when living in Massachusetts, I had a completely clean record ("Step 9"). I had *one* speeding ticket and my rates *doubled* for three years. This was in the mid-90's. I don't live there anymore, and only had one ticket since then, which I got a lawyer to handle for me with decent results (less than insurance surcharges would have been).
     
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    Waze is good, but absolutely no replacement for radar/laser detectors. Cops frequently move and hide themselves well. Wazers usually tag LEOs by the side of the road already writing a ticket for someone else. Unless it's a speedtrap with a second set of LEOs running radar up the road, the cop writing the ticket probably isn't going to tag you for speeding (this time).
     
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    From that article:

    Which two states? Illinois and Florida. Hardly a representative sample. No California, Texas, New York, New Jersey, New England -- where the bulk of the population and very high insurance rates are commonplace.
     
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    I use Waze everyday. It is by far the best navigation app available. It does not replace a radar detector though. Yes it will tell you there's a speed trap but what if you're the first person to come across said speed trap? What if no one has reported it yet? Waze is great for navigation, but not for avoiding a speeding ticket.

    I'm not sure about other states but in Florida you can take a class to avoid getting points on your license. You're only allowed to take this once a year and five times in your life. If you've exceeded this and receive a $300 speeding ticket then it will probably end up costing more then $1250 in the end.

    Either way, maybe $1250 for this product isn't justifiable to you, but for someone else maybe it is.
     
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    Escort also discontinued the 9500ci.

    The replacement Escort Max Ci 360 (soon to be released) will be $3,500 before installation. :eek:
     
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    Waze is good, however it being crowd sourced, has a big flaw. There are a lot of "do gooders" or disgruntled people in my area who like to leave a trail of cop markings every 2-3 miles for fun. There should be a way to report them....
     
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    I didn't know they discontinued it. Does that make mine more valuable ? It's still available on their website.
     
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    Try clicking "add to cart". :)

    I'd say it's the best option for Tesla owners to have a hard-wired/stealth detector without spending $5k. So it makes yours I'd say about as valuable as your asking price, esp with the LSPs.
     
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    It's an awesome unit! Have one on my P85 and LOVE it! Once you've driven with it, you'll miss it when driving another car without it.

    Best wishes with the sale OP.
     
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    $1100 shipped
     
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    Leaving Friday for vacation and would like to have this shipped out before.. Priced to sell at $950 shipped or best reasonable offer.
     

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