Yeah, this debate has been fought the rounds many many many many times. Both are very good. Some love V1, some love Escort.
I'm a PC, oh I mean, I'm a Passport. I've been on trips (convoys) of BMW's and my Passport worked better than some V1's. The Passports look a hell of a lot better in my opinion. The V1's are outdated and square looking.
You won't go wrong either way. With the one you are looking at, they are near the same price. My argument before was that the 8500 is a bit cheaper than the V1.
1986 325is Race car
2005 BMW 645ci - Jet/Creme/3 pedals- SOLD
1976 BMW 2oo2
1996 BMW 328icTS - 380HP Eurosport Twinscrew -sold
2002 BMW E39 M5 - sold
1997 BMW 540i Dinan S - sold
1991 BMW 535i - sold
1989, 91, 81 3-series, 79,82 6-series, sold