I decided to purchase one of these awhile back for a car I used to own who's cigarette lighter plug was not working. Didn't feel like getting that fixed for such an old car but wanted a radar detector. When your car is supercharged, you can't help but actually drive it hard sometimes! The unit itself had some weight to it and felt very sturdy. The windshield mount is very simple and easy to attach and detach the detector. However, it did not feel very sturdy and wasn't so adjustable like the V1's windshield mount. Just pop in a couple of AA batteries and you're ready to go with this thing. I also had the Smart cord as my backup. The cord was also nice to have for easy access to mute an alert. Battery life was usually 2-3 months of casual use. Configuring your preferences was easy and intuitive. Settings were clearly displayed as to what you were changing. As far as performance, I only found it to be average. Range was adequate but not the best for K band. Ka range and sensitivity was just ok as well. Warning sounds were not very gradual. It pretty much went from one beep to full alert. The unit did not give out a lot of false alarms and was the quietest detector I've used in this regard. However, I always wondered if it was due to the sensitivity of the unit not being the best. If you must get a cordless, it's the best out there. But it is only average in radar performance which is the most important aspect for a radar detector.