want a remote too, but I don't want to give up any protection.
For the same reason you see high radio towers, the radar detector
antenna needs to be high in the car; it sees over hills
better, increasing range.
down in the grille amounts to a low tower. You also have
the problem of traffic ahead blocking the signal. The
only time I've seen a grille mount outperform a windshield
mount was a case where the detector could look under the
truck just ahead. Normally, a high mount has an advantage
because it's up where it can see through the windows of
thing; the really sophisticated direction finding and
bogey counting that V1 has requires perfectly synchronized
information from the front and rear antenna. It's possible
to maintain that synchronization when the system in broken
apart into units at the front and rear of the car, but
you pay F-15 prices. My best compromise between maintaining
performance on the one hand, and hiding the detector on
the other, is the Concealed Display. This keeps V1 in
the window where it works great, but operates "dark;"
all the light-up warnings are transferred to a small Display
that you can locate where only you will see it.