I've been browsing the forums for a few weeks now - I'm a college student at UGA and have been wanting a V1 since I was 16. I bought my first radar detector at that age, a Beltronics 936..lol. I got nailed with it about 2 years ago by instant on - it never even alerted. However, I could never afford the V1..until now.
So I finally got it yesterday, and of course threw it in the car (A mode) and drove to some usual false spots that I picked up with the old detector. I picked them up significantly earlier, probably 1/4 mile or so.
Then today, on my hour long commute home from work, I was on the interstate. I was at a point where the highway I was on dumps into a bigger highway, so I was surrounded by trees on both sides. I picked up a K band alert, telling me 1 threat ahead.. it ramped up rather quickly. 15 seconds later, the trees were gone, V1 was going berserk, and I see ~ 7 cop cars, all flashing, with 1 guy pulled over on the other side of the highway. Obviously it wasn't a save, but it did truly impress me with the V1's performance. My other detector wouldn't have even gone off. I know this was hard to understand so I've drawn a (very) poor sketch in paint to help illustrate.
V1 fan. <-
BEWARE, VERY poorly drawn ;P