I have 2006 Chevy Impala LTZ with the center console. I agree it is a bear to mount something in there but I got it done. I got a scanner and CB mounted each side of the center console. Far enough forward so the seat wont hit when it slides forward. Although I am tall, I rarely slide the seats forward.
I have plans of installing a dual band in the trunk with the detachable face plate under the dash between the door and steering wheel.
It is also rather challenging to install antennas. After much trial and errors and debating, I settled with thru-glass antennas. I know they are not as good as a NMO mount, but drilling holes is strictly forbidden by me. The antennas work surprisingly well.
I can shoot ya some pictures if ya want.N9QKG@SBCGLOBAL.NET