Maybe someone has solutions but the following are annoyances of the Droid 1 car mount from Motorola.
1. You need to manually connect (and disconnect) the power cable to the Droid itself, not the cradle.
2. You need to manually connect (and disconnect) the audio cable to the droid itself, not the cradle
3. My screen does not stay lit and unlocked during music playback, forcing you to press the power button, unlock and then access the apps. That makes it all too easy when you are getting out of the car for a quick stop and forgetting that the music app is still running while the car radio is turned off.
4. The power button is fighting the audio cable for position...it is not easy to find the power button with the audio cable in place.
Any better solutions or experiences? My suspicion is that the car dock is supposed to behave differently and stay lit and active.