I'm a long time V1 user, but due to the increased use of Spectre in southern Ontario. I put my trusted V1 in the glovebox for several years now.
I've been eyeing the STi ever since its release, but couldn't justify its purchase because of its high price and my luck of beating tickets.
Things are about to change though; the Canadian dollar is worth more than the US dollar finally and by the end of the month new laws are coming into effect that make doing 31 mph over the limit an instant 7 day license suspension and 7 day impoundment as well as a possibility of a $10,000 fine upon conviction.
I picked up the STi this past weekend in Buffalo, first thing I realized is that I don't have any arrows. Regardless initial use was extremely easy. I mounted it high behind the tint strip and picked up a few door openers and the odd speed sign, but very quiet none the less.
Regardless my first save came three days after recieving it. I was travelling down a rural road that with a PSL of 50 mph, I was travelling about 62 mph. I get a slight k band alert a mile and half away, the terrain is hilly but the alert increased ever so slightly as I approached the source, so I slowed down. I noticed a sign which says the PSL drops to 38 mph ahead. So I knew it had to be a LEO ahead, I slow down immediately and as soon I get to a crest of a hill: a dark blue undercover car with deep tinted windows and semi-reflective decals. He was parked parralel to the road way waiting for his prey. I smile as I as pass by.
Heres the kicker: If I was pulled over the fine would have been in the $600 range. Plus the undercover cars carry the Spectre units here in Ontario so that would've been another $140 fine if I wasnt using a STi.
I'm using a 3407 build date for those concerned about the Ka bug.