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Old 11-07-2010, 10:39 AM
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Still happy!

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So it's been awhile, cupholders still working out for you? the double set up seems great.
Yep, they are still great. Unobtrusive when not needed, convienent when they are. Best of all no holes made anywhere, and I can tranfer it to a different car in the future.

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Old 11-08-2010, 11:21 AM
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I went to advance auto and for like 8 bucks I bought this




Put this and some material into the map pocket of the driver door. Rock solid.
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Old 11-10-2010, 01:24 AM
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Check out the cupholders on this 300E I found on You Tube. Do you think it came with these as an updgrade?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BYgDJTCoR0E
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I could not listen to this fool...http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BYgDJTCoR0E

After he said the "Parts were cheap".
(Much less a "WhiteBread" half talking like he grew up in Harlem.)
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Old 11-10-2010, 07:59 AM
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Cup holder was the first thing I noticed I needed on the 300D. As I understand it, the German engineers really had a tough time wrapping their heads around why someone would want a cup holder in a car... since there they drive to drive and focus on driving.

My rover suffer the same issue, the stock cup holder is all but unusable. I have been looking at the same solution used in the rover for the 300D, not sure it would fit though.

http://www.roversnorth.com/store/p-6477-genuine-cup-holder-kit-beige-discovery-i-ii.aspx

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Old 11-12-2010, 12:13 AM
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That is a nice one! I like it. Wish I could find one to fit my 300.
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Old 11-12-2010, 12:27 AM
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I would love to modify the dash for a pop out one I saw on some newer cars. They are vertical when put away and plush with the dash. About 1/2" wide, 5" tall. Press and it comes out and turns horizontal.
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Old 11-12-2010, 12:28 AM
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Ah... here it is.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qYQi5KlDMsc
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Old 11-12-2010, 02:12 AM
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That is a masterpiece of a cupholder mechanism on that SAAB! Why couldn't MB do something like that? Were there no coffee shops in Germany or Fast Food restaurants over there in the 80's?
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Old 04-07-2013, 04:48 AM
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Cup holder

I know this thresd is old, but I researched this idea for a very long time. here is my approuch for a cup holder
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cool idea but i've had the wood fascia on my ashtray fall off before with nothing hanging on it.....
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On my 123 300CD I got a bicycle nylon bag that had a plastic cup holder in it. Removed the cup holder and had an upolstery shop cut out the foam in the center fold down arm rest. I installed the holder and secured it in the armrest with black RTV. The cup holder had a plastic ring around the holder about an inch wide that covered the cut vinyl.
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W123 cupholder

There are handmade custom cupholders for sale on ebay with a zebra wood veneer that fit perfectly in the pocket under the armrest on the W123. it does not have the thick polyurethane gloss as the original trim but it still matches up nicely with the existing trim. 1977 1985 Mercedes Benz W123 Zebra Wood Center Console Cup Holder | eBay
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Old 08-17-2015, 08:18 PM
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After 25 years I finally found the perfect holder to accomodate the big Starbucks ice tea glasses and coffee thermo-mugs my wife likes. Probably not for everyone, but......

I was in Walmart looking over the cheapie cup holders just for ideas, and I found a little flexible "cup" from Rubbermaid made from really nice, thick black rip-stop nylon, like the high-end Tumi luggage. Designed as a cell phone/sunglass holder, It has a fairly rigid top, and a little loop to attach it. I basically set it on the floor in front of the passenger seat, and attached it to the side of the center console carpeting with a couple of chrome sheet-metal screws. Zero permanent impact if I ever want to remove it.
Sounds hokey, but is virtually unnoticeable down there, zero interference with the passenger legs/feet, and very easily reachable by the driver. Holds everything from a coffee thermo-mug to a big gulp perfectly. She's so happy with it, I got another one to put in the Caddy Wagon.

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That is a masterpiece of a cupholder mechanism on that SAAB! Why couldn't MB do something like that? Were there no coffee shops in Germany or Fast Food restaurants over there in the 80's?
the problem starts with the definition of "cup"

imagine someone buys the extra large big gulp and puts it in that holder, it will probably break and empty itself over the centre console and shifter OR it will spill the drink whilst turning too fast.

I think the europeans just used a regular small paper/foam cup as scale. They didnt know that people would start perching entire jugs full of liquid on it.

btw - I think its against the law to drink or eat anything in your car whilst driving.

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