NEWBIE - Cup Holder Solution?

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Hi just about to pick up my first MB (a 2007 280CDI estate) and realised it didn't have a cup holder!

Far from a show stopper, and I know this sounds stupid, but doing a lot of miles I enjoy a coffee whilst sitting on Mway. Is there a simple solution rather than investing in one of those LHD flip up things???

Any thoughts appreciated - assuming they are positive :)
 

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Hi just about to pick up my first MB (a 2007 280CDI estate) and realised it didn't have a cup holder!

Far from a show stopper, and I know this sounds stupid, but doing a lot of miles I enjoy a coffee whilst sitting on Mway. Is there a simple solution rather than investing in one of those LHD flip up things???

Any thoughts appreciated - assuming they are positive :)
Have a search on eBay for e class cup holder , I'd post a link but don't know how to do that . My Eclass has one , they are about £35 quid I think .
 

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My Merc is the very first car I've owned that has cup holders ...... can't say I feel deprived. The need for cup holders is a very recent thing .... another import from America.
Yeah not cheap (probably cheaper elsewhere).
I normally just open the little cubby in front of the armrest and put my drink in there.
 

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Yeah not cheap (probably cheaper elsewhere).
I normally just open the little cubby in front of the armrest and put my drink in there.
Seem to remember Sasha on here did a very high tech modification in her CLK....with a McDonalds fibre cup holder?
 
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thanks guys - seen mixed reviews about these, "flimsy", "wrong side" etc - any experience of using them?
 

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thanks guys - seen mixed reviews about these, "flimsy", "wrong side" etc - any experience of using them?
Had one for 5 years , never seen another suitable option . If it broke I would buy another tomorrow
 

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Yea well unless they come out with a right hand drive version I find them useless,
as the thing flips onto the drivers side and sits under your left elbow with a hot drink in there its dangerous..
I take them out and put a few squash balls or even a rag in the bottom this supports a cardboard cup medium and large.

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went ahead and got one and have to say it's fine - keeps my coffee at hand, and other than being aware of it when you need to move to park or reverse its fine.
 

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The first time you burn your elbow and it spills on your left side/hip and you swerve the car it will be out of there.

Mind you I'm a big bloke so need plenty of room.
 

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