So we're all familiar with the debate that constantly floats around the web about who has the best radar detector and what factors determine which radar detector is considered your(the consumer's) book. With all the different types of radar detectors out there and with all the options it has, talking, and signal strength meters on them and the different mounting options as well as the looks of the detector. What really makes a radar detector the reason you use it in your vehicle and is that the reason that you always recommend it to other potential radar purchasers? The reason I ask is because lately I've been getting all kinds of questions about my radar detector because of where it's mounted and the fact that no one really notices it until it makes a noise due to a actual alert and not some false door alarm crap. I am currently a proud owner of a Valentine 1 and it literally determines just how fast I drive on interstates and open highways in my truck. The downside to owning a V1 is that there aren't any vendors or retailers around that you can take the radar to in order to get it serviced or warrantied, which makes it difficult to get things done in a timely manner. Also, these guys pretty much own all the important accessories which allows them to name the price on all of the accessories you might want for the radar, but at least you know it'll be quality equipment and it will work with the V1. Another downside is that they don't make their own rear mirror mount, so you have to try and shop around for a mount that is specifically made for your mirror. The one I have is made for a mirror with the auto dimming feature, which has a thicker stock to hold the mirror. I had to break off the dimming flip switch that the mirrors have in order for this mount to work. The reason I have this mount is because my last truck had the auto dimming sensor on it. On the upside, this thing has GREAT range and maybe even too sensitive because I can be a mile away from a LEO in my small town and it's already reading a strong signal, but I'm sure that's only because the officer could get my speed from that distance. I also really love the appearance of the radar, I like it's thin and wide look and it's very simplistic face. It only displays what you need to see and nothing more. No unnecessary buttons that could have be fused with one type of button that handles it all. Also probably the best feature is the fact that it tells you what direction the LEO is approaching from; front, rear, or the sides. So, what radar detector do you like? For what reasons and where do you have yours mounted? Here are a few pictures of my V1.