I thought I would say hello. I just ordered my new V1 today for my 2002 M3. It will be my first detector. I have been lurking for a month or so and these forums have been very helpful with my decision.
I was originally looking at the V1 and 9500ix. I was leaning toward the 9500ix for the gps because I may be moving back to CA in August, but I have decided the sensitivity, arrows, bogey counter, and concealed display are too good of a combo to live without. If I move to speed and redlight camera land I will invest in a cheetah mirror.
Also, just to hit on the point I can't afford a laser jammer right now so that is on the back seat, but not forgotten.