I just took a trip from Colorado to IL. First road trip with 3.826 for me. Pretty decent performance. I had 13 encounters, 5 J's, and two of the J's were real bogies. The detection range is good, no ghosting problems at all. Again if you get a J slow down and give it a few minutes to figure out what is going on. VR has to get this fixed or make it easy to disable the J feature specifically.
Sometimes it is better to be lucky than good, and not to be over confident. I had a few close calls with instant on. A couple of those I was just about to get back on the gas when I was hit just going a few mph over the posted limits.
There were a couple of those classic V1 moments where the V1 seemed to have ESP and saved my bacon. The funniest one was last night on my way home and I am approaching the Kansas/Colorado border. I had just dodged a ticket when I was slowed down by dueling semi trucks at 65 mph(posted 70mph) trying to pass each other and they are governed out so one of them is going 1 mph faster than the other. I just cleared these guys and was just about to put the hammer down when bam! Instant on with no warning and close range. If those guys hadn't been trying to pass each other I would have probably gotten the ticket. Well the smile was still on my face from that and I eased back up to a full head of steam and had been driving for another 10 minutes or so. I am pretty much alone at this point on the road and I get a blip on the V1 showing the alert coming from ahead(I initially thought that maybe the LEO had swung around behind me, but not the case as the V1 says directly ahead). I slow down to about 4 mph over. I look in my rearview mirror and there was a vehicle coming up behind me quickly. So I decide to wait for the rabbit to come to me. Sure enough he goes flying by me with a Walmart special stuck to the windshield so I kick it up a notch so that he doesn't leave me too far back. I get another stronger blip on the V1 and the Bravada that passed me still hasn't touched his brakes. Now it is decision time as I know the next blip is likely to be a blast... So I decide to back off to 4 over the posted... I no more than reset the cruise and full blast V1! Only then did the Bravada hit his brakes. The LEO flips the U in the median. At this point I am sort of holding my breath that the LEO doesn't make the mistake of pulling me over instead of the guy he hit. I see and hear about it all the time. The last guy in the line gets the ticket. Well the LEO went past me at about 100 mph, and Bravada boy had already gotten back in the gas and was leaving me quick. The LEO caught him, followed him for a couple of minutes then pulled him over. It was yet another priceless V1 moment.
I don't think the cheapo detector even picked up the blips. It must have been 3-4 mile detection on those blips. Or if he was getting blips he may have thought it was the LEO we had passed 10 minutes prior and that maybe the LEO had swung around behind us. Regardless the V1 told me precisely where the LEO was, and how many I was dealing with. I had ample time to slow down, and even found a shield to make it a fun encounter.
If you don't have a V1 you don't know what your missing. It really is a lot of fun.