First of all, let me preface this by saying that I live in Ontario. Business takes me into the northeastern US several times a month, and sometimes up the 401 into Quebec.
I've been lurking here for some time, and taking in all of the anti-RDD success stories of the last year or so since the introduction of the BEL STI. I will soon, however, be the new owner of an Audi S4, for which a fully-integrated V1 display is available:
I am pretty anal about keeping everything stock-looking, and extra displays and equipment inside my cars are absolute no-nos. This will be the first vehicle I'll own which has the level of integration and stealth install I demand. The RD can be high mounted above the rear-view, with power coming out of the headliner.
Now, the STI is pretty tempting, considering where I live. I do realize, however, that despite this, modern V1s are still considered quite good when it comes to the OPP's Spectre RDDs.
Are there many V1 users in Ontario who can speak about the practicality (or risk?) of regular V1 usage along 400-series highways? Maybe it's so risky, I will have to reluctantly keep the RD stored in the trunk until I leave the province?
I would very much prefer the V1 just for the above integrated display — is this a stupid reason to be avoiding the STI? What are your thoughts?