Okay, so, I got 2 tickets in 2 months, first one I did driving school.
second one, I am fighting right now - nasty one. to sum up - 91mph in a 65mph, on the 5 north cali. I had to pay a nasty fine of 415 dollars. I paid, if by chance I win, i will take that money to buy a V1 (or a 9500. . .)
I saw a V1 for 350 used on craplist, and I was seriously giving it some thoughts...
"V1 Description: Radar circuitry known in-house as V1.7 gives high performance on all radar bands. Also, it remembers your “mode” setting when shut off. Has stack of four LEDs on front panel for band identification. Front and rear laser.
Upgrade Recommendation: While this version is not quite up to today’s V1 standard for Ka, it’s almost always good enough, and always better than detectors from other makers. X and K performance is excellent. Upgrading merely to improve radar performance is not cost effective, in my opinion, unless you’re concerned about the POP Mode operating in your area. Upgrading does bring other benefits, including our latest laser warning (front and rear), which outperforms the competitors by a wide margin, and POP Protection. Also, you'll get the new Euro Mode"
So, I know its not the most updated one, how do I check for manufacturing dates? and sorry for my novice knowledge, but do V1's have any common issues? I had a x50 about 2 years ago, it froze ... I guess part of the contributing factor was the heat (120-130 degrees easy) since I live in phx, az. and I plan on hardwiring the V1 if I get it..
comments, concerns welcome. thanks!