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Jason
03-18-1998, 11:39 PM
My MZ3 Console/armrest just seems like really cheap plastic... even to the point of being a little bit loose. I was just looking thru accessories and saw this: http://www.qualityparts.com/images/parts/cellphone.jpg <p>which looks better than mine. Are there armrest upgrades I'm not aware of?<p>-Jason<p><img height=171 width=353 src="http://members.aol.com/jason/images/plate.gif"><p>

RichC
03-19-1998, 09:15 AM
<i>: My MZ3 Console/armrest just seems like really cheap plastic... even to the point of being a little bit loose. I was just looking thru accessories and saw this: http://www.qualityparts.com/images/parts/cellphone.jpg <p>: which looks better than mine. Are there armrest upgrades I'm not aware of?<p>: -Jason<p>: <img height=171 width=353 src="http://members.aol.com/jason/images/plate.gif"><p></i>

Jason
03-19-1998, 10:05 AM
It does have two cup holders that might be able to each hold an 8 ounce cup. Conveniently situated under the passenger elbow. I can't really imagine ever being able to use them. I'd have a wreck trying to reach for it.<p>-Jason<p><img height=171 width=353 src="http://members.aol.com/jason/images/plate.gif">

arlington
03-19-1998, 02:12 PM
Just wait 'til you get some wind in the cockpit; it keeps blowing the cupholder cover shut. Practically makes removing a cup a two hand operation. Which means you don't use them, which is probably just what the designers intended.<p>I think there are two small rubber bands which form a crude hinge and hold the cover on (there were on last year's 2.8); these can be removed to eliminate the cover problem, at least.<p>I think the factory alternative to this console is the "smoking" version, which gives you an ash tray and cigar lighter. I agree that an upgrade to this flimsy console is a big aftermarket opportunity. Can't comment on the one you mention, though.<p><i>: It does have two cup holders that might be able to each hold an 8 ounce cup. Conveniently situated under the passenger elbow. I can't really imagine ever being able to use them. I'd have a wreck trying to reach for it.<p>: -Jason<p>: <img height=171 width=353 src="http://members.aol.com/jason/images/plate.gif"><p></i>

RichC
03-19-1998, 02:41 PM
</i>You got the nice, cheap, plastic cup holder standard in all Z3's. You <b>can</b> switch it for a combo casette holder and rubber box or ash-tray. For more dicussion on the flimsy cup holder, check <A HREF="http://www.qualityparts.com/messages/archive/messages/7498.html"> HERE </A></FONT> and <A HREF="http://www.qualityparts.com/messages/archive/messages/7334.html"> HERE </A></FONT><p>Good luck<p>- rich

Richard L.
03-19-1998, 03:23 PM
I agree. The armrest version cupholder is difficult to use due to its size and location. Even I myself have troutble at times reaching for my drinks and there are times the drinks got in my way when gear shifting. However, the additional accessory/cell phone box that come with the armrest is a big use to me in an already limited storage space in Z3. I could put my cell phone, a garage door opener, a penlight, and a pair of sunglasses (in a soft case) in that storage box with cover. There is also a tiny opened area right behing the cupholders which could just fit a Tic-Tac, and another small opened area right behind it which I put a small bottle of colonge in case I forgot to wear. I like the cassette-holder version cupholders, but the rubbered area in the front will not fit all my essential items. Besides I like the clean look of the armrest version. Well, those are just my HO.<p>Richard :-)<br> <p><br>: You got the nice, cheap, plastic cup holder standard in all Z3's. You <b>can</b> switch it for a combo casette holder and rubber box or ash-tray. For more dicussion on the flimsy cup holder, check <A HREF="http://www.qualityparts.com/messages/archive/messages/7498.html"> HERE </A></FONT> and <A HREF="http://www.qualityparts.com/messages/archive/messages/7334.html"> HERE </A></FONT><p>: Good luck<p>: - rich<p>

the Baba
03-19-1998, 11:18 PM
<i>: I agree. The armrest version cupholder is difficult to use due to its size and location. Even I myself have troutble at times reaching for my drinks and there are times the drinks got in my way when gear shifting. However, the additional accessory/cell phone box that come with the armrest is a big use to me in an already limited storage space in Z3. I could put my cell phone, a garage door opener, a penlight, and a pair of sunglasses (in a soft case) in that storage box with cover. There is also a tiny opened area right behing the cupholders which could just fit a Tic-Tac, and another small opened area right behind it which I put a small bottle of colonge in case I forgot to wear. I like the cassette-holder version cupholders, but the rubbered area in the front will not fit all my essential items. Besides I like the clean look of the armrest version. Well, those are just my HO.<p>: Richard :-)<br>: <p>: <br>: : You got the nice, cheap, plastic cup holder standard in all Z3's. You <b>can</b> switch it for a combo casette holder and rubber box or ash-tray. For more dicussion on the flimsy cup holder, check <A HREF="http://www.qualityparts.com/messages/archive/messages/7498.html"> HERE </A></FONT> and <A HREF="http://www.qualityparts.com/messages/archive/messages/7334.html"> HERE </A></FONT><p>: : Good luck<p>: : - rich<p></i>

RichC
03-20-1998, 03:10 PM
</i><br>I just mounted mine under the shift boot and ran a wire to the console - I used the spare blnk there to mount a button. When I push the button the garage door opens. Makes me feel like Batman every time!<p><A HREF="http://members.tripod.com/~chic_digger/richcmanx.gif"><IMG SRC="http://members.tripod.com/~chic_digger/richcmanx.gif" ALT="Black Manx" BORDER=0 HEIGHT=150 WIDTH=150 ALIGN=LEFT> </A></FONT><BR CLEAR=ALL><BR><P><BR><P><BR><P><BR><P><BR><P><BR><P><BR><P>


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