i've owned a V1 since 2006. i had a 1.8 3.854. i sold it on ebay within 3 hours for $350 and spent a total of $61 to upgrade to a brand new V1. i've never though of joining a radar detector forum. i've noticed that Radar Roy doesn't give the V1 any love. is there a reason for that? anyway, i'll see you all around.