I've been a V1 user since 2002. I absolutely love my V1. I live in VA and since it's been confirmed that the Spetre IV is up and running here I decided to bite the bullet and purchase the STi. I became very excited when purchasing this new toy. I'm starting to feel buyers remorse. The volume level even at it's highest setting still isn't loud enough when the windows are down and listening to the radio at a medium level. I have to run the detector completely dark at night to avoid being seen by the LEO's. While the detector is as high as possible and the display is set to it's lowest level of brightness, it's still extremely noticeable from outside. I am also extremely concerned because this detector is extremely quiet in comparison. I know it's because it's off axis detection isn't as good as the V1's. I never noticed how good the V1's mount is. I can mount my V1 so high that it's not visible even from directly behind the vehicle. The STi sits just a tad low. You can't tell it's a detector, but it could draw some unwanted attention. I'm starting to find myself disappointed with this detector.
For those V1 owners who tried the STi, what are your thoughts and experiences with this detector?