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Old April 11th, 2017
eggyacid eggyacid is offline
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Default Costco x70?

Is the one sold at Costco basically X70?

I have 9500ix now on my main car, looking for something with great protection under $250 for my second car.

I saw this at costco for $229, just want to see what you guys think?
should I just go find an used 8500 X50?
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Old April 11th, 2017
yellowtang yellowtang is offline
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The x70 is the replacement for the 8500 x50. I ran a 8500 x50 (silver) and upgraded to the Passport (which is the x70 but with bluetooth) and noticed a decent performance increase. Now have the 360. I would not purchase the x50 over the x70.

That said the x70 does not have any IVT filter so you will be prone to BSM falses, much like you would with the x50. You would need the new iX or above to get that feature.
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Old April 11th, 2017
Butcher318 Butcher318 is offline
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While the price is nice the way things are today the new IVT filtering is a must. The false K band alerts from BSM and CAS systems will drive you nuts. Plus when ever Escort updates this filtering you just download it to your detector for free. The only way an x70 or 8500 would be a good option is if your area does not use K band and you could just turn it off.
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Old April 12th, 2017
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Costco has a return policy. Try it and see if you like it.

Escort Radar customer service is available from 9am-5:30pm Eastern Time Mon-Fri at 1-800-543-1608 or by live chat
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