Hi folks, I'm new to this forum and new to RD owndership, having recently purchased a V1. ( read about that here ) I'd like to purchase an RD for my fiancee, as she has a bit of a lead foot, but I think that the V1 is a bit much (both in price and in "Complexity") for her. She's not keen on much active involvement, and I'd like to give her something decently reliable with some simple pogramming. I have my eyes on a Red 8500 X50, as I like the idea of automute and the simple switch between highway and city, but I'd also consider the RX65, or any other model you might recommend. I think the STI is a bit pricey for this application, though I'd love to give it a try. I'm wondering what some of you have given your wives/fiancees (or husbands, because who's to say the RD fanatic in the family has to be the man!!). I've done a bit of research here (ok, alot....) and read numerous online reviews. At the end of the day I want something with minimal user involvement/interpretation, something not "annnoying" (having to mute a v1 herself she will find annoying) and reasonably priced (I'd like to keep it under $300, but could be convinced to go a hair over).
Input is welcome and appreciated.