Well I was browsing ebay as I often do and i sniped a new 9500i for a good deal I think. After a ebay coupon I had, it came to $322 shipped. After reading around here I see most ppl recommend to just go with the ix, but the only feature i would benefit from it is the autolock. For the price i got on the 9500i, i think its worth passing on that feature. I finally picked the 9500i over the v1 becuase I drive almost no highway. I use all suburban streets. Hopefully I made a good choice!