Before I changed to my present phone, I was using a universal car kit. It was just about acceptable, but it rattled constantly. Then I bought my Sensation XE and couldn't arrange the pads so that they wouldn't change the volume settings every time I put the phone in. The time had come to replace it.
I looked at HTC's own kit, but felt the price was unjustified. Then I came across this one, and decided it was worth a try.
I was really delighted with the build quality when it arrived. It's solid, the suction cup lever feels sturdy, and it fixes really securely to the windscreen. The power lead can get in the way of my heater controls, but I suspect that's because the clips on the back which prevent the power cable pulling on the connector have been positioned with the left-hand drive market in mind. If it bothered me enough, I'm sure I'd find a way around this.
As you'd expect from a cradle designed with a specific phone model in mind, the fit is good. The phone drops easily onto the connector, and the rubber pad does a really good job of holding it securely, but it's dead easy to take it out again.
My only gripe was that the power connecter in the base of the cradle did not extend upwards far enough, and the phone tended to lift off, especially once it had been charging for a while and warmed up.
Fortunately, the construction of the cradle is such that I was able to undo the five screws holding it together, cut away a little of the plastic around the power connector hole in the cradle, add a little packing behind it and effectively expose more of it. Now the phone sits more securely on it and stays connected all the time.
A little more accuracy in the moulding of that part of the cradle, and it would be a five star item for me.