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Old 03-20-2014, 04:28 PM   #1
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time for a really stupid question

New to me 2002 S with built in drink holders. Not sure if there are different styles mine are directly under the center dash vents and retract into the dash. Now the stupid question.........what kind of coffee mug fits these damn things ??? The size of the " cup " opening is just big enough for a water bottle/soda can my " normal " coffee mugs won't fit. I only carry coffee in the morning so I have a cup at work, normally I don't drink and drive So what are you using ?

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Old 03-20-2014, 04:35 PM   #2
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I've noticed it fits coke cans and hardly anything else. The whole right infornt of the vents design is great when you have the heat on and a cold coke in the cup holder.
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Old 03-20-2014, 04:50 PM   #3
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Yes it's less than an ideal location but looks better than a roll of duct tape on the floor And it is within easy reach. Oh well I will find something that fits.
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Old 03-20-2014, 04:53 PM   #4
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Ugg. I have a '99 without cup holders. I would LOVE a cup holder. I went to Walmart and bought a four pack of the cheap cup holders that you can hook into the window. They aren't great. But what do you expect for four for a dollar?
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I took mine out. They are worthless especially with any kind of acceleration I got two of these:

BMW Cup Holders, Porsche Cup Holders, Ultimate Cup Holder - Cupholders / Drink Holders for BMW 3 5 7 Series, Boxster 911 Z4 Mercedes Audi NSX other fine cars.

They are a little pricey but work great! They hold almost any size cup or bottle firmly in place.
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Old 03-20-2014, 05:06 PM   #6
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I took mine out. They are worthless especially with any kind of acceleration I got two of these:

BMW Cup Holders, Porsche Cup Holders, Ultimate Cup Holder - Cupholders / Drink Holders for BMW 3 5 7 Series, Boxster 911 Z4 Mercedes Audi NSX other fine cars.

They are a little pricey but work great! They hold almost any size cup or bottle firmly in place.

+1 on that. I have two of them, both on the passenger side so I'm not kicking it.
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I took mine out. They are worthless especially with any kind of acceleration I got two of these:

BMW Cup Holders, Porsche Cup Holders, Ultimate Cup Holder - Cupholders / Drink Holders for BMW 3 5 7 Series, Boxster 911 Z4 Mercedes Audi NSX other fine cars.

They are a little pricey but work great! They hold almost any size cup or bottle firmly in place.
Add another +1 on that. I added two to mine. I didn't like the factory holders suspended over the radio & climate control. The factory units feel flimsy and can't hold a large Slurpee
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So when you pulled out the OEM cup holders what did you put into the opening ? Is there a factory cubby hole compartment or what ?
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So when you pulled out the OEM cup holders what did you put into the opening ? Is there a factory cubby hole compartment or what ?
Yes, you can get a cubby or do what I did and put an ipad mini in!



This is what I had before:

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Reference cup holders

I have a 1999 Boxster and I use a McDonalds drink carrier. One corner of the carrier fits nicely under the passenger seat adjustment handle.

It hasn't failed me yet and it is free.

Just my two-cents.

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Old 03-20-2014, 08:18 PM   #11
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I took mine out. They are worthless especially with any kind of acceleration I got two of these:

BMW Cup Holders, Porsche Cup Holders, Ultimate Cup Holder - Cupholders / Drink Holders for BMW 3 5 7 Series, Boxster 911 Z4 Mercedes Audi NSX other fine cars.

They are a little pricey but work great! They hold almost any size cup or bottle firmly in place.
Another +1. Haven't used the old one since.
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I don't have any problems with the Oe cup holders. A mcdonalds coffee or a regular sized soft drink from costco fits fine and stays in. Only if I take a turn like I am at Laguna Seca will I hold the drink in place with my hand
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I don't have any problems with the Oe cup holders. A mcdonalds coffee or a regular sized soft drink from costco fits fine and stays in. Only if I take a turn like I am at Laguna Seca will I hold the drink in place with my hand
You take turns like you are at Laguna Seca with one hand?
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So after so many years we've finally redefined the dash's holder thing on some of the 986s. A "Can Holder" as opposed to a true cup holder. Fascinating forum and people!

I've been traumatized and physically abused by my mum, father, sisters and other relatives for simply eating or drinking (messing) anywhere else than in a food & beverage designated area. Same goes for the cars. No eating No drinking No Injecting No Snorkeling No Smoking No Smootching in any of my rides. No No No!

Brand new can holder for sale here if anyone is looking for one
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So after so many years we've finally redefined the dash's holder thing on some of the 986s. A "Can Holder" as opposed to a true cup holder. Fascinating forum and people!

I've been traumatized and physically abused by my mum, father, sisters and other relatives for simply eating or drinking (messing) anywhere else than in a food & beverage designated area. Same goes for the cars. No eating No drinking No Injecting No Snorkeling No Smoking No Smootching in any of my rides. No No No!

Brand new can holder for sale here if anyone is looking for one
Ha! Your relatives would be horrified by my behavior then. I think I've done almost all of those in my Boxster. lol
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In Europe when people want to have a drink they stop and go sit at a cafe. The cup holders are simply never designed for merika size cups.

I only use mine for thermos or water bottles since coffee always spills from it anyway and it ruins my dash & carpet.

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must be a tiptronic thread...
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Ha! Your relatives would be horrified by my behavior then. I think I've done almost all of those in my Boxster. lol
hope you meant "occasional" behavior. In that case it all sounds that you are very well alive and kicking
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At least you have cup holders!
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I use one of the cup holders to hold my GPS display (when I use GPS), during long road trips cross-country or traveling through the jungles of LA.

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