I currently have a 2001 Chevy Prizm (103318 miles) tan in color with my V1 mounted in the center of my windshield (good rear antenna exposed) mounted just below my rear view mirror. Laser and POP alerts do not seem to be a threat in my part of rural Arizona (but I did get my first "J" alert the other day). So any suggestions to improve my protection to laser will have to wait till I have a newer car. But I would be interested now in hearing what further laser protection you experts might suggest under the conditions I have outlined above ( if any). I don't want to protect my self or go stealth over your RD's but just to police radar. I run my detector in full alert (A) mode but I suppose (l) or (L) would be more logical in the cities. X-band is not turned off. The reason I run full alert is (1) I am rural and pretty much know where the X-band might go off and who knows, it could possibley be legitimate police alert although I am not sure how much X-band is used. (2). I personally feel that switching off functions is counter productive in my opinion. With features turned off people can proudly proclaim that their units never false and be happy as can be at how quiet their units are. I guess my question for you in the know is do you feel I am adqueately protected (good unit, properly placed, correct functions enabled etc). I do like to be informed. Those people that claim their units false could in reality be missing a legitimate police alert. Heck who knows maybe brand (x) in the future may be my choice. Your suggestions and comments are greatly appreciated. Happy motoring and safe journey.