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what do u guys use for cup holders?
 

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my hands &/or my girlfriend..[:p]

Not much of one for eating/drinking while driving..

Jonathan
 

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Hmm, cup holder...Between my legs mostly, none of the cup holders I've picked up fit the windows.. So I gotta be careful with my HOT COFFEE when driving[xx(][:D]
 

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i was wondering about those at drinkholders.com,

i would have to stick mine on the drivers door because i have that new wood box that goes under the armrest in the center console now.
 

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I got a two cupholders unit under the armrest. When closed, it has the same burlwood finish to match the car's.
 

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V8BENZ - 5/2/2005 1:17 AM

those ones on drinkholders.com are nice but too spendy for me.
I think cupholders.com sells junk. Bird industries makes serious cupholders as part of a center console/armrest replacement. Porsche/Audi owners buy them in huge quantities. Unfortunately they stopped making units for the 126 and 120 a few years ago. I'm talking to Mr. Bird about making a small reissue of the 126 model. They replace the center armrest with a virtually identical armrest but it slides open on ballbearings, has a metal frame under the leather, is lockable and holds drinks and valuables. When produced they were several hundred dollars. Amazingly engineered.
 

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swap the center armrest with one from some chrysler ..has good foldable cup holder.. and pivots into the seat just like the arm rest of w126..may get it at junk yard for few bucks!!
 

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swap the center armrest with one from some chrysler ..has good foldable cup holder.. and pivots into the seat just like the arm rest of w126..may get it at junk yard for few bucks!!
 

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vdubpower - 5/2/2005 4:23 PM

what do u guys use for cup holders?
Nothing. I don’t allow any drinks (or food) in the car. But I’m thinking of getting a cupholder when I purchase my burl roll-top centre console storage bin. I’ll get a cupholder to fit into the box. I doubt I’ll use it, though. [8)]
 

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I don't like drinking and driving. I'd rather stop somewhere. Besides, I like to focus all my attention to the other nuts on the road especially first thing in the morning when I know other drivers are trying to wake themselves up with a hot beverage which is totally foolish.

Also, I believe that's why our 126's didn't have cupholders due to the safety issue which makes a lot of sense.

I remember one instance when I was riding with a friend of mine who was driving with a hot tea in his right hand. All of a sudden another car suddenly merged into our lane of traffic. My friend's reaction was to grab the steering wheel with both hands which caused the cup to burst which caused some nasty burns on his hands and both legs. Not to mention the mess on the dash, seats and floor.

Afterwards, he said "I knew I should have waited to drink my tea". Damn.
 

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I have the upright model shown at cupholders.com. I bought it at a Mercedes dealership, though. Perfect color match. It's on the passanger side, so I still only have one cupholder. It's not too hard to hold a drink while driving, so that is what I usually do.
 

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When I bought my 91 560 SEL it had the aftermarket cupholders on the front doors... which I and another 6ft+ friend of mine promptly forcefully removed with our kneecaps exiting the car. I was able to get the passenger side one successfully back on, but damaged mine beyond repair. I now use the base of it inside of my roll-top with the top snugged up against my highball glass of whatever I'm sipping at the time.

Don't drink and drive... you'll spill your drink.[:D]

Seriously, though. I don't drink alchohoic beverages before or while I'm driving my gorgeous girl... sometimes don't even need it afterwards.

I remember seeing some nice looking wood and brass "cupholders" on an old sailing ship that mounted from the side and swiveled in an apparatus like a gyroscope thus keeping the drinks in the glass during heavy seas... need to find a couple of them and then find a good place to mount them.
 
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