FYI, my first radar detector was an Escort 8500 X50. It had saved me a lot of agony and for two years I loved the thing.
But after learning more about radar detectors, I looked into V1. I read that the detection ranges were far superior to any other detector on the market—even the 9500i Escort—so I decided to give it a try. On the first day I was a converted completely.
On my morning commute there is always a mobile sign on the side of the road spraying K band. My Escort would consistently pick it up from about a quarter-mile away. When driving with V1, it warned of the speed sign 1.5 miles away, and that was before I even turned the corner to the street it’s on. I feel like a fighter jock with a full military radar locator; V1’s detection range is AMAZING.
From now on and forever, I’ll be a V1 enthusiast. I’m even planning to buy another for my other car.