What do you attach your car dock to?

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    Title just about says it all. Do you window-mount or dash-mount?

    Can you leave the car dock attached 24/7? I'm concerned about the suction cup giving out if I leave it up constantly.
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    I have been using a window mount since launch day without any problems at all. I would not worry about suction cups failing. I work for a fire department so I also have lights suctioned to the top of my windshield and have had them there for two years now without a single suction cup problem.
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    My Yaris has a big square plexi panel over the radio LED which is the perfect size/texture to stick the mount to.
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    the suction mount is mechanical. most suction cups fail because they become too soft, too flat or become brittle. as long as the rubber remains flexible, the suction will perform as expected.
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    mine has been attached to my windshield for about a month straight now. it hasn't budged.
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    I have a Saturn Ion and because I also pipe music from the droid via an fm transmitter or input cable I can't put it on my window. I have a small slot on my dash above the radio. I took a piece of styrofoam and cut it so it fits tight and then took the arm part of the mount and secured it to the styrofoam. Now it is right where I want it. It's function over form, but so what. (Round vents, so vent mount is no go)
    I didn't want to attach the disc to my dash (not wife approved). I also experimented with cutting down a paper coffee cup and putting the whole mount inside it, stuffing with paper and styrofoam for a cupholder mount. But I like it better up a little higher.
    (And yes, I was a MacGyver fan!)
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    Well, I'll just have to see what, if anything, the good old Florida sun does to it over the next few months.
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    Living in California I have to use the mounting cup on the dash. Had mine for almost a month, no problems at all.
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    I think you're more likely to have problems if you constantly put it up and take it down.
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    Attached to an old Garmin friction mount that sits on the dash.
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    If you use the suction mount right, unlike I first did, and toggle the suction tap or whatever its called, it works great. Mine hasnt fallen yet and I leave it on the window 24/7.. not always with the phone of course...
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    My Garmin window mount falls off constantly.
    My Droid mount has been on since Christmas with no problems.
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    Panavise car mount and then Garmin ball in my car. Hid a charger behind the dash and ran an aux-in cable. Now use Pandora as my primary source, and also like having Google Maps.

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    I'd be more concerned about someone breaking the passenger window than the suction not working. Thieves see the holder in the window and think, oh the gps is in the glove box. You guys probably all live in better neighborhoods than me so you don't have to worry about that.
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    Dash Mount, I'm sure the suction cup is strong, I still don't want to take that risk. It looks better on the dash anyways. (Car Dock by Motorola)
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    I've had the Motorola car mount on my windshield since early December without any problems. I have it as far left and as low as I could mount it. I'm a southpaw so it works great for me in that position.
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    The other problem with poor quality window mounts is air volume or I guess more accurately, vacuum area behind the cup. As the air pressure changes with heat/cold cycles, the cup can fall off if there is not enough volume to assure suction pressure remains high enough to ensure it stays affixed to the window. If you've ever stuck one on the window in a cold morning and come out in the afternoon to find it on the floor, you know what I mean.
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