I have a V1 competitor’s detector in my SUV, top of that maker’s line. For my Corvette I bought a new V1 Gen2.
I’m just amazed at Gen2’s ability to spot directionality of the radar versus the competing model. Gen2 detects at a longer range and the arrows are much more accurate, even though the other unit had a higher price tag. Being an electronics geek, I also appreciate the aftermarket phone apps that connect to the V1 so I can customize it exactly to my needs.
If anyone has doubts, look at the resale values on eBay for the original V1 models versus what the competitors preowned models are selling for. That’s a loud vote of confidence in V1.