Hi From New Zealand

Discussion in 'Introductions & Welcome Section' started by NZDriver, Jul 11, 2018.

  1. NZDriver

    NZDriver Premium Member General User Premium Member

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    Hi Guys,
    I am a returning V1 user in New Zealand, I had my first V1 almost 20yrs ago, then went to built in Beltronics STi and laser jammers which was sold with the car around 10yrs ago, been without a detector since then.
    We are about to move to a more rural location which means a lot more driving, especially at night in the dark, so I have ordered a new V1 from the .com website, hopefully it will arrive soon.
    I decided to go back to the V1 mainly from my prior experiences and that it now interfaces with iOS. I needed a unit that I could move from car to car also, and I have always found the casing of the V1 to be robust enough to take an accidental drop or two.
    Looking forward to setting up my new V1, will need to do some research on best sweeps needed or suggested for NZ roads.
    looks like a good informative forum, with lots of information, congrats to current users for keeping it real
     
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    Welcome to RDF!

    Do they manufacture cars in NZ? Or do they import the Fords and such from Australia?
     
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    Welcome to RDF @NZDriver! We have several members from NZ here, and a few run V1s.

    Did you happen to order the V1C (LE) Bluetooth dongle as well? I would highly recommend picking one up, as it will completely transform your experience with the V1. If you have iOS, check out V1Driver on the app store. The developer, mswlogo, is very active here and there is a whole subforum for app discussion as well.

    Let us know if you have any questions, and congrats on the new V1!
     
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    Welcome to the forum. I see you have good taste in RD's!
     
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    welcome to the forum+
     
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    Welcome to RDF!
     
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    Welcome from AU :)
     
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    Welcome from across the ditch!
     
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    The V1 with app is a very nice choice!
     
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    no cars assembled in NZ anymore, we get (or used to get) the GM Holden and Ford (Australia) made product. I currently own one of the last Ford Falcon FGX utility vehicles, a S550 Mustang GT (USA) and a Focus ST. Very sad that Australia no longer make the iconic Aussie RWD cars. GM and currently converting Comaro and Silverado to RHD in Australia (expensive option) we really need more global platform factory RHD cars from GM and Ford coming out of the USA.
     
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    thanks for the positive welcome, yes I have ordered the bluetooth dongle and downloaded the V1Driver app, just need my package to arrive from the USA and I will be good to go. Really now need to work out the best custom sweeps for NZ so I can get it set up correctly.
     
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    we hope that you are enjoying our little community!
     
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