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The trick with any of the TomTom units is to make sure that there are no visible signs of installation whenever you leave the car. Ideally, this means removing the mount and all of the wiring, and (for the ultra paranoid) wiping the tell-tale circular imprint off the windscreen. Apparently, the new x10 units have the option of a PIN on startup as a theft deterrent, but I'd still say you risk a broken window if you leave the mount on show.

Most TT users that I know seem to end up with the unit in the bottom right corner of the windscreen, as it leaves the touchscreen within easy reach of the driver's right hand. On cars where the screen is set too far forward for that to be practical, owners often opt for the front quarterlight.

If you do this, you can run the wires down the side of the dash so that they're hidden when the door is shut. The bonus is that you can easily remove the mount and tuck it into the driver's footwell when you park up.
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