LOVE my v1. My wife has been using my car, as hers was rear ended, and now she loves my v1. She said it saved her a couple of times over the past few weeks.
I'm in Michigan, and have mine set up just how I like it, and it has saved me countless times over the years. And the arrows, don't get me started.
Wife got a ticket last year in a speed trap that would have been easily sniffed out with a v1.
Are the new ones that much better than a properly tuned up 6 year old? I can buy a nice 3 year old, gently used from a buddy for a $100 off new.