I use the 700 IDT in a 2001 Corvette. I put it just below the stock head unit and when its open, it does block the radio controls, but I only use the volume knob there. Everything else is run from the screen anyway.
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That guage pod looks cool :-) Its gonna be a big square right in the middle of your windshield though when the screen is open.
The 700 IDT is a great screen in everything but sunlight readability. Its pretty bad there (yes I have the high brightness model). Aside from that, I like it.