ok i have an 8500 x50 right now... sometime tonight it will become a v1 (trading it) the problem is that the v1 does not come with the valentine cord. i would be keeping my escort cord. As i have never had a V1 will i still get full use out of my v1if i use the escort cord. I know that i cannot get into programing mode but i am not to worried about that. If i do like the v1 i would be ordering the v1 cord. also can i replace the suction cups on the mount or do i need to order a new mount?