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      09-02-2010, 10:54 PM   #1
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BMW Cup Holders Suck

What is so bad about the cup holders? I read several reviews that complain about them. Heading into my fourth year with the car, I don't see so much wrong with them. And who the hell bought a competing vehicle because they think the cup holders suck?
  • I don't find the reach to the driver's one so far away, but then my seat isn't set in the supine position when I drive the car.
  • I've never had a container fall out of them.
  • Neither of them has broken, but then I don't leave them extended when there's nothing in them.
  • They dissuade cluttering up the car as one can't just toss "stuff" into them.
The one complaint I have about the ones in front is that they won't hold a regular sized Gatorade bottle, which caused me to switch to Life Water.
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      09-02-2010, 10:59 PM   #3
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I have no issues either. Then again, the only thing that goes in my cup holders is a bottle of water.
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What is so bad about the cup holders?
Nothing. Those fatass reviewers have nothing else to bitch about, so they get all pissy not being able to fit their extra large value- sized cokes in the cup holder.

I never really drink in my car anyway, so I couldn't care less.
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      09-02-2010, 11:09 PM   #6
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Cup holders-

I like the E90 version...Have not had any problems so far.
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The only complaint I have is mine is an 07 and doesnt have that little metal trim piece on them so it kind of looks like the two spots where a piece of interior trim was mounted. I mean cmon bmw, put a two foot long indentation in the dash? They could have put a piece of trim across it.
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im on my third bmw and let me tell you they have come a long way in the cup holder department. germans do not drink while they are driving.
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      09-03-2010, 12:02 AM   #10
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The cup holders are perfect for my iphone holder.
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      09-03-2010, 01:47 AM   #12
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I own an E39 LCI as a daily beater. I don't think you should complain until you've tried living with THOSE cup holders! The E9X cup holders still suck, but are much better.

SUMMARY: It could be worse.
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      09-03-2010, 02:03 AM   #13
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i dont mind the cupholders unless idiot friends are sitting in the passenger seat sitting too far up. ive had knees knock the bottom of the cup holder a few times spilling open containers. o well lessons learned
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im on my third bmw and let me tell you they have come a long way in the cup holder department. germans do not drink while they are driving.

If Americans didn't either, it'd be a great improvement
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These cup holders are great compared to my E36 M3, which are so small I can only drink Red Bull in that car.
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These cup holders are great compared to my E36 M3, which are so small I can only drink Red Bull in that car.
I'm starting to think BMW is giving us progressively better cup holders to give the illusion that they're advancing. All these stow-away contraptions with problems.... all of them can be solved with a damn hole!
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      09-03-2010, 07:10 AM   #17
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I luv mine but I use thermos coffee mugs with LIDS or Vitamin water with a screw on cap.

I do not drink anything with out a lid on it or let anyone in my ride without a lid on there drink and NO Body eats in my ride, not even ME

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I don't see nothing wrong with them. Sometimes if Im drinking snapple or something i just put it in the rear cup holders.
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I think the BMW cupholder is just about perfectly placed to mount a GPS!
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spill my coffee every time ! even with lid closed
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I know one shouldn't have open booze in the car but my significant other knocked a cup of wine out of the holder and it spilled all over the shifter and ashtray. Talk about a mess!!! Careful of the passenger's knees...they're prone to knocking cups out of the driver's side when you hit a small bump. But all in all, I think the holders are fine when there's no passenger in there.
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