In my case it was a bit cramped due to where my drink holders are, and the stalk is solid so there's no way to position it further away. However it unexpectedly came with an air vent mount so I've used that.
It's pretty good except the button to release the phone are hard to get to behind the phone, it also stops working as soon as I turn off the car so I pretty much always end up prying it from the cold dead hands of the grippers. Sometimes it lets go and drops the phone while I'm driving just wanting to unlock the phone. I curse at it a lot really.
Edit, sharp edges on the back of the unit scratched up the car pretty good. Big horizontal scratch marks with all paint removed.