Clubmike, Thanks. I am REALLY enjoying it! The volume controls are great. I can't imagine messing with adjustments if I did not have them.
As for the head unit, it is under the driver's armrest, just like on all Malibu's. One of the only things I really don't care for (hard to access location).
The mount was installed by my stereo dudes (Street Noyz, in San Diego). They ordered the Belkin cradle, which is available many places, including www.ipodlounge.com
. I have the 20G ipod. They made the metal bracket, and it is bolted under the dash plate. It can be removed, and no holes would show from the mounting. Really clean, and real sturdy. It does not show in the pic, but the plug for the ipod is just below the cradle. I put the ipod in the cradle, put in the plug, and it is ready to rock! Plug provides power, and is connected to the aux inputs.