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They both will give great coverage. The real diff. between these and the cheapo brands are that they see over hills and around corners by picking up bounced signals. When I first upgraded, I put my el-cheappo on the dash next to my 9500i and had my friend run radar while I approached. On a straight the el-cheappo was fine, but put a little bend or dip in the road and the el-cheappo was toast where the high end units gave plenty of warning.

Although I really prefer the 9500i, either one is a great unit. The basic difference is arrows vs. less false alarms. I think the V-1 guys love the arrows because they need visual confirmation that it's not a false alarm, where I travel the same route often and have programmed out 95% of the falsies so
I just stand on the brakes. The V-1 has the big clunky retro look if you want to pretend that you where going so fast you went back in time...(Back to the Future style) or maybe you want to break out yer' Members Only jacket and cruise in your 1987 930 pretending it' is 1987 and your 20 years old I do. The 9500i is more compact on the windshield if you want to be less obvious but looks really weren't a consideration either way for me. I was offered a tryout from a friend who owns a car stereo shop and after my "unofficial and unsanctioned radar test" kept it.

Since then I have bought 2 for others as Christmas presents and now my wife wants one
1987 930 - K27 7200 / DAS Full Cage / Blownsix Intercooler / BB Headers / Zork Tube / Tial 46mm / Adjustable WUR / RPM Activated Solenoid / Open Element Air Intake / Smart Racing 27mm Sways / 24 and 33mm Torsion Bars / Adj. Spring Plates / Wevo Strut Brace / Monoballs / Tow Hooks / Oil Cooler Scoop / Brey Krauss Harness Truss / Race Seats / XD-16 AFR Guage/ 17" Kodiak Racing Whees and Nitto NT-01 255/315s
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