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Old 06-21-2005, 12:21 PM
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The only use I found for me e46 cupholders was to drop my cell phone in that hole.
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Old 06-21-2005, 12:23 PM
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Pardon my ignorance but when is the "right time" to use the "I'm with stupid" emoticon?
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Old 06-21-2005, 12:25 PM
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Pardon my ignorance but when is the "right time" to use the "I'm with stupid" emoticon?
I sometimes use it when I agree with a poster's comment.
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Old 06-21-2005, 12:28 PM
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Thank you Clare, that's what I figured, but I still don't get it!

BTW, where are the cup holders in an Audi?
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Thank you Clare, that's what I figured, but I still don't get it!

BTW, where are the cup holders in an Audi?
In almost the same place as in the E46. Therefore, only one cupholder can actually be used to hold a cup
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Old 06-21-2005, 12:30 PM
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Pardon my ignorance but when is the "right time" to use the "I'm with stupid" emoticon?

You gotta wait for the right moment. Just like the slow clap.
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Old 06-21-2005, 02:40 PM
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Did the E36 have better cupholders? Did it even have cupholders? I don't know but I don't think so.
My E36 M3 has about the worst cupholders I've ever had in any car. They make the cupholders in my former E46 330i seem like God's gift to latte lovers. I'll post some pics when I get a chance. And before everyone jumps all over me for mentioning it... Yes, I would like to have good cupholders in my M3. I don't pretend to be Juan Pablo Montoya every time I jump in the car. I commute 100+ miles a day R/T and I like to drink my homemade latte in the morning on my drive to work. Does that make me any less of an enthusiast?

It sure would be nice if I didn't have to try and hold the cup with one hand so it doesn't tip out of the cupholder, upshift my 5-spd manual as I merge onto the freeway, and hold the wheel all at the same time.

In the end, I wouldn't trade my car for anything, but those cupholders sho' do suck!
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I think stewthebassman meant the hot liquid to your body, not the mess.
So did I. An impact that requires protection by the airbag will leave you bruised. The airbag itself is inflated with hot gas that then delates through openings in the bag. And the spilled coffee will have been traveling forward at your impact speed through the sudden deceleration (just the same force that is pulling your body violently towards the airbag). Worst case: there´ll be a thin layer of hot coffee on the already hot airbag. My (educated) guess is: In an accident, you´ll not be bothered by the coffee.

The only scenario where the coffee would come to play is if the airbag deploys without a forward impact (which it never should). Then it´d have a chance of messing you up good with hot liquid.
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My E36 M3 has about the worst cupholders I've ever had in any car. They make the cupholders in my former E46 330i seem like God's gift to latte lovers. I'll post some pics when I get a chance. And before everyone jumps all over me for mentioning it... Yes, I would like to have good cupholders in my M3. I don't pretend to be Juan Pablo Montoya every time I jump in the car. I commute 100+ miles a day R/T and I like to drink my homemade latte in the morning on my drive to work. Does that make me any less of an enthusiast?

It sure would be nice if I didn't have to try and hold the cup with one hand so it doesn't tip out of the cupholder, upshift my 5-spd manual as I merge onto the freeway, and hold the wheel all at the same time.

In the end, I wouldn't trade my car for anything, but those cupholders sho' do suck!
100+ miles a day and you're in SF. Are you commuting down to the valley? If so, I'm the other guy shifting and drinking coffee (maybe that'll change after today's incident) on 280.
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Old 06-21-2005, 03:29 PM
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100+ miles a day and you're in SF. Are you commuting down to the valley? If so, I'm the other guy shifting and drinking coffee (maybe that'll change after today's incident) on 280.
Yep. SF to SJ and back every day. I get on at San Jose Ave. between 7-7:15 in the morning and usually start the return trip around 5:30 or so in the afternoon from Julian St. off 87. What's your ride? Maybe we'll run into each other. Not literally of course!
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My E36 M3 has about the worst cupholders I've ever had in any car. They make the cupholders in my former E46 330i seem like God's gift to latte lovers. I'll post some pics when I get a chance. And before everyone jumps all over me for mentioning it... Yes, I would like to have good cupholders in my M3. I don't pretend to be Juan Pablo Montoya every time I jump in the car. I commute 100+ miles a day R/T and I like to drink my homemade latte in the morning on my drive to work. Does that make me any less of an enthusiast?

It sure would be nice if I didn't have to try and hold the cup with one hand so it doesn't tip out of the cupholder, upshift my 5-spd manual as I merge onto the freeway, and hold the wheel all at the same time.

In the end, I wouldn't trade my car for anything, but those cupholders sho' do suck!
Well, theres one person in America who actually drives to WORK! Amen brother. Anyway, don't confuse the E36 comment with the E90 cupholders. I must be the only one who prefers the more intimate confines of the E36 and its attention to give all the attention (read button controls) to the driver. The E90 I sat in thinks the passenger should control the A/C, Radio, and yes - the amount of coffee the driver is allowed to ingest...
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I don't pretend to be Juan Pablo Montoya every time I jump in the car.
Thank goodness you don´t. The guy has been standing next to himself lately...
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I am shocked that this discussion has gone this long without anyone mentioning how the right cup holder can do serious knee damage to the passenger if they are not careful. This was pointed out in one of the first reviews when a journalist found out the hard way.

I too have had to stop drinking Starbucks due to these cupholders. But to be fair, the e46 ones were way above the German average for usefulness, and were only on the US models.
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Old 06-22-2005, 09:29 AM
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Yeah, I was kinda thinking that in addition to the pain and suffering of seeing your beautiful E90 all air-bagged out and the front end demolished, your passenger (wife?, mistress?) would be permanently disfigured facially by two steaming hot lattés that you had purchased moments before at the local 'Bucks.
I don't think it would be as bad as being "permanently disfigured" unless you had acid in those cups Seriously though, the same could happen if you were holding a cup, no? Also, the driver's cup is likely to miss the passenger anyway.

I personally happen to like the driver's cup holder (the only one I've used). It's out of the way so it allows me to enjoy my driving without being in the way.
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Old 06-22-2005, 11:43 AM
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You gotta wait for the right moment. Just like the slow clap.

Did Clare use "I'm with Stupid" at the right time?
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Old 06-22-2005, 11:44 AM
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I don't think it would be as bad as being "permanently disfigured" unless you had acid in those cups Seriously though, the same could happen if you were holding a cup, no? Also, the driver's cup is likely to miss the passenger anyway.

I personally happen to like the driver's cup holder (the only one I've used). It's out of the way so it allows me to enjoy my driving without being in the way.

I guess it depends on what blend you get from Starbucks!

Cupholders, eh? Can't live with'em, can't live without 'em!!
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Did Clare use "I'm with Stupid" at the right time?
You will know when the right time is.
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You will know when the right time is "grasshopper", you mean!
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I don't get most of BMWs cupholders. In my e46, they were in the center console and just ok - they wouldn't hold large cups though. My e39 cupholders suck - I dont use them at all. There are some good aftermarket holders I've been thinking about ordering.

For those who think it's just not right to drive a BMW and drink coffee, when your on the interstate for 6 hours there is just so much cornering you can do. It would be nice if BMW could solve this once and for all. It can't be that difficult.
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I don't get most of BMWs cupholders. In my e46, they were in the center console and just ok - they wouldn't hold large cups though. My e39 cupholders suck - I dont use them at all...
I really love the look of the cupholders -- they remind me that this is not an american car! Have you noticed that in all "american-made" cars the cupholders have gotten SO BIG that you can fit multiple 99 oz Super-Duper-Big-Gulps... pretty soon you'll be able to strap a baby seat into the cup holders of all GM vehicles...

That being said, I do enjoy a good supersized drink from McDonalds, and I don't trust the flimsy little holder in the E90 to hold it... Oh well... I guess I'll have to hold it between my legs...
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I can agree with the LOOK of the cup holders is a nice look.

I can also agree that the driver’s cup holder is pretty convenient, although sometimes it is hard to see in the dark to put your drink back.

The main problem as everyone else has stated the same is that the passenger can easily knock into the cup holder (either of them) with his/her knee.

It has already happened and from now on, NO MORE cup holders open when I have a passenger.

Anyone know the cost in replacing the cup holder since it is bound to get snapped in someone's E90.
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The cupholders in my (former) X5 were excellent, out of sight when unused, and fit just about anything other than the huge drinks, which I never buy anyway. They were even out of the way of the shifter, something to think about when it's needed every few seconds around town.
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My complaint is that the cupholders are too small!

The airconditioned one in the armrest cannot even fit a 20-oz. Coke bottle.
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I don't get the new cup holders....
Don't get into a newer Saab if the E90 cup holder befuddles you. You'll be thrown into a state of hysteria(for some, euphoria) if you see this little concoction in action.



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