I have an older UV-3R and a UV-5R...both good little radios once you figure out the quirks and how to program them. The Yahoo groups for the radios are super informative, so if you get one I recommend becoming a member & subscribing or just going through some of the old posts.
The 3R seemed like a toy, but worked great when I used it around town. The 5R feels substantial and is a big step up IMO.
I have not seen the 7R yet.....must resist...
W0ALE / Dave
84 FJ60 The TuRDle
& '89 Pickup Ext Cab DLX 22RE/5spd