You have to admit the suction cup mounting is kind of problematic and prone to having your detector fall off. It only happened once in a while with my old cheapo.
My new 9500ix fell off twice in the first 10 days and that was enough for me. I checked out the dashboard mounting options and nothing seemed all that good for me.
I settled on a blendmount ( black aluminum ) unit that attaches to the mirror and then provides a mount point. Nice looking and well engineered and well it works really well.
These are not inexpensive mounting options but it is a one time permanent solution.
I have to think there are other people out here using these mounts?