It just occurred to me that it was in 2000 that I got my first V1. Now it's 2010, so sometime this year it's my 10 year anniV1ersary!
I remember how it came about too. I had a Bel Vector STi which was acting up, driving me crazy with falses, so I crushed it under my tire and ordered a V1. It was a 1.7, and I remember the 1.8 came out not too long afterward. I upgraded it to a 1.8 in 2004 and got a 3.813, which I still have, well a friend of mine has, when I got another V1 (3.858) in 2007.
This year is also my 5 year Escort anniversary as I added an X50 to my collection back in 2005.