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The Merkur Club of America Forums • Cupholder Rant
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Cupholder Rant

Posted: Mon Sep 12, 2005 8:20 am
by Ray
Today was the first day i took the XR4Ti to work... and i had no place to put my travel mug of coffee. :(

i ended up putting saran wrap over the top to seal it then wedge it in the passenger seat by the seat belt. is there a cupholder in this damned thing?

lol

Posted: Mon Sep 12, 2005 8:31 am
by Colin
No. Our cars were built by people who were not obsessed with the American tradition of doing anything but driving while driving.

Posted: Mon Sep 12, 2005 8:59 am
by Ray
I dont drink coffee while i drive (hence the saran wrap) but i do like coffee at my office and office coffee SUCKS so i bring my own in :)

on a fun note, i blew one of the hoses off (intercooler) while pulling on the major road (luckily i live where there is almost no traffic and carry tools with me in this car)
lol @ me for laying on the ground at 6:30 in the morning on the side of the road fixing the car...

Posted: Mon Sep 12, 2005 12:51 pm
by Ed Lijewski
Cupholder? Pick up a weight-challenged or unpretty chick needing a ride to hold your cup. Better yet, pick up a svelte, fashionable, exotic car loving Looker who'll exchange holding your, er, cup while you, er, drive. :wink:

YMMV

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Posted: Mon Sep 12, 2005 2:28 pm
by Mike McCreight
Thermos!!
Seriously, the 20 oz. Aladdin brand travel mug jams nicely between the inside passenger seat bolster and the E-brake handle.... Never lost a drop, even en-route to a rally event or two...

Posted: Mon Sep 12, 2005 3:28 pm
by ronarnold
Just pick the right size travel mug and stick it in the cassette storage space under the armrest...open armrest first, natch. :lol:

Yes, you will need to ride around with the armrest open, but pick the right sized covered mug and you will have to roll over to spill a drop.

Posted: Mon Sep 12, 2005 3:29 pm
by jaredaseltzer
I just broke off all of the "fins" in the center console cassette tape holder except two in the center, opposite of each other. All of the cups that I ever used fit nicely in there with the arm rest up, and if you have cans or marginally sized cups, you can fit two in there.

Posted: Mon Sep 12, 2005 3:45 pm
by tannehilln
Cup holder --

I do not know if they still have them but Rapido had a cup holder that attached to the top of the console and a holder for TWO cups slides out.
I have one and it is fairly good except with 2 cups it can interfere with shifting

Norm

Posted: Mon Sep 12, 2005 4:15 pm
by logic
There's a cheapo "accessory" maker out there called "Type-S" that make a decent A/C vent-mounted cup holder. You can get 'em @ Pep Boys or Autozone or what have you. I've got two in my XR and they work ok for soda cans or Lipton Iced Tea bottles and Mountain Dew bottles. A cup of coffe fits, too. But not a Snapple bottle. I like Snapple. It doesn't fit. I get angry. :x

Posted: Mon Sep 12, 2005 4:47 pm
by Colin
I just drink from a 20 oz pop bottle.. it crams into that useless dash cubby perfectly. I guess you're screwed if you have an RS ecu cover... or if you call it "soda." ;)

Posted: Mon Sep 12, 2005 4:59 pm
by wilky
Colin wrote:No. Our cars were built by people who were not obsessed with the American tradition of doing anything but driving while driving.
Spoken like a real man Colin (although probably one with coffee stains on his upholstery). :D

I use Mikes idea of a thermos wedged between the seat & handbrake - it keeps my G&T cold for hours!! 8)

Maybe you should switch to an auto DemonFire - you only need one hand and half a brain to drive those. :wink:

Wilky

Posted: Mon Sep 12, 2005 6:44 pm
by John Brennan
I like Ed's idea best, though those types of cupholders tend to be unreliable. Plus, they tend to make squeaky noises while driving con brio...

Re: Cupholder Rant

Posted: Mon Sep 12, 2005 8:36 pm
by KingpinCEO
demonfire wrote:Today was the first day i took the XR4Ti to work... and i had no place to put my travel mug of coffee. :(

i ended up putting saran wrap over the top to seal it then wedge it in the passenger seat by the seat belt. is there a cupholder in this damned thing?

lol
:D :lol: i do the same thing!.. i wedge my drink between the passenger seat and the center console thing.... i have racing seats though.

sometimes when i get supersized drinks, i put it in the seat, and put the seatbelt on it...

people in the drive thru always look at me like i'm a nut when i do that.

Posted: Mon Sep 12, 2005 10:57 pm
by vcallaway
I did a website for a company a few years ago that made a bunch of aluminum things for racecars.

The number one selling item was a roll bar mount water bottle holder.

Posted: Mon Sep 12, 2005 11:01 pm
by jkxr4ti
Here is my cupholder solution. I took a piece of 1/8" abs plastic and fabricated a plate to go where the cassette holder under the armrest is. Two spots that fit even those pesky snapple bottles. I'll try and post a few pics when i get back home.