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I recently went on a 10-day road trip from NJ to Colorado (4500 miles round trip, we also went to Cleveland). I did the GPS hack (com ports, and a Rand McNally GPS + installed all the US street maps onto a large notebook hard-drive) and it worked great. I have a 2001 Nissan XTerra and I was able to make a mount that placed the Iopener in front of the radio Head Unit, which was ok, because radio controls are on the steering wheel also.
At night it was great, if a little too bright, but we never got lost. During the day, glare made the screen almost unusable. However, I did have a piece of plexi in front of the screen, so this probably added to the problem, without the plexi, it might not have been as bad. The only solution I could think of was getting a glare-reducing monitor cover and using that as a screen protector instead of the plexi. but I haven't tried that yet.