i just got a valentine and its the most sophisticated piece of technology ive owned for a good amount of time. i paid 270 for the hardwire kit, windshield mount and unit. 1.8 with pop. ive seen threads of checking the version number but someones gonna have to hit me up so i can figure that out. i like driving with the valentine cause i haul ass down dallas north and g.bush with ease =). the only thing im displeased with is the visibility of band at night. ive got it memorized l ka k x so no big. although i do love escorts expert meter and totally visible Band identification. noticed that it was very sensitive in A mode. ive been running it in big L for awhile and its quieted down a little bit. i drive around dallas/plano/addison alot and pick up false K and X everywhere. i want to hardwire the unit high to the left or the RVM, and get a tint strip placed to keep it discreet. i love hearing the feedback of fellow v1 owners so let me know what you think, youre experiences, and all that pretty jazz us speeders like to hear.