Before I start in on this product, I'd like to say that I have several other Scosche mounts which have been perfectly fine. No complaints about quality or the item per se. I could see how it might work for some, and as pointed out might be a good mount for a rental car. One reason I bought it was that it mounts the phone in a location that isn't visible as a windshield or dash mount would be. A person would have to walk up to the car and look inside to see it, so there's a little "out of sight, out of mind" protection.
But it won't work in my car (BMW 3-Series) because it places the phone right in front of the display for the stereo and computer. It is also not stiff enough to support my iPhone 8S without a lot of vibration. There is a set-screw that allows you to sort of lock it into the CD slot, but it doesn't affect the vibration, and you should make sure that screw won't leave a mark on the exterior of your CD player before you tighten it too much. Finally, my car has a manual transmission and the mount positions the phone in such a way that no matter what I do my hand hits the phone when I shift.
And of course you wouldn't know any of that until you buy the mount and actually use it, which is why I can't "recommend to a friend."
If the circumstances are right, this could be a good solution for you - but I'm probably going to return the one I bought.