I am thinking about getting a V1. I would like to have a clean looking stealth install. The main reason is that I want the V1 to be hidden since my car will be parked on the street in Boston most of the time. I also want a clean and natural looking install.
Concealed V1 Display:
This is the cheapest choice by far ($40). My concern is that mounting near the speedometer will 1) not look very good and 2) be harder to reach the mute button.
With the concealed display you can also do an ash tray mount. This looks very cool, and is easily accessible, but the display is too far from my normal field of view when driving since it is so low.
This is a great choice, very clean, easily accessible, mute button is controlled by the steering wheel control buttons. It is much more expensive ($300). The only flaw I can see is that there is no way to turn the V1 off (while the car is on, I know it turns off automatically if you hardwire it correctly), and I am planning to hardwire and mount the V1 in the ceiling like so...http://www.540i6.com/v1.html.
A lot of options here. I am thinking of getting a Cheetah PASS, so this would be great for that as well. The redlight/speed camera thing is neat, but not all that useful for me and where I will be driving. Again, this is expensive ($300 for the mirror, and 100 for the RDI to connect to V1) and the mute would not be as easily accessible.
So, did I leave anything out, what would you do?