I purchased my V1 in 2006 and have never sent it in for service. It still seems to work well, but occasionally I'll look up and see that it is displaying an "E" and needs to be restarted.
I typed my serial number into the V1 website and they recommended the V1.85 upgrade that includes ESP and the Traffic Monitor Filter for a cost of $199.
I'm really not looking to spend this kind of money, so I have a few questions. First, are these upgrades necessary and/or worthwhile? The price seems fairly steep at 50% of the price of a new unit. Also, what does V1 typically charge for a general tune-up? I would call them directly, but they are closed for the day so I figured I would check here first.
I haven't been active in the radar detector seen in the last few years and was surprised to see V1 boasting smartphone compatibility. Apparently you can teach an old dog new tricks.
Thanks for the help.