If you have a vehicle (or a second vehicle)
that's not addressed by the Ultimate Cupholders,
you may want to take a look at these. They're
about the best universal cupholders that I've found.
made in Germany by Fischer Automotive Systems, a major supplier to
vehicle manufacturers around the world. Fischer makes many of the
small boxes, CD and cassette holders, cup holders, and other storage
compartments found in German and other higher-end cars (e.g., the
storage compartment with the "roll-top" lid in the center
console of the BMW E39 5 Series, in-dash CD holders in the Porsche
and Mercedes, all are Fischer products). The cupholder shown here
is used as line-fitment, for example, in the Mercedes E Class.
Features of the Fischer cup holders include:
mechanism automatically extends/closes as the unit is opened/closed
as shown above. (You'll find yourself playing with it just to watch
adjusts to securely hold almost all shapes and sizes of beverage
containers, with a diameter of up to 3 3/4" (94 mm).
easy-to-open, compact design.
unit is completely hidden in outer case when closed.
for fitment on vertical or horizontal surfaces, and is suitable
for placement against center consoles, side-walls, in compartments
between the seats, on the dash, or almost any other location.
with Velco, adhesive tape, your own custom brackets, or screws (included,
but you'll need to make the holes), or, providing that the location
is suitable, also can be integrated into storage or other compartments
in specific vehicles.
of case provides support for drink containers and acts as a drip-tray.
black matte finish blends well with most automotive interiors.
(closed) are approximately 4 3/4" wide by 4" deep by 1
a cheap, generic $2.99 accessory marked up to $20 as are many of
the others that you'll see (such as the common folding holders with
the flip-up arms). They're made of a heavy ABS plastic. I've personally
torn these apart for specialty use and they're tough.
works well for boats and other uses. Non-corrosive in marine environments.
they're sold through automotive specialty catalogs (e.g., Griot's
Garage, Shaper Image, etc.) from $17 to as much as $25. I've made
arrangements to offer these at the lowest possible cost that you'll
find anywhere by buying them bulk packaged in plastic sleeves. This
omits only the retail box and a very limited (one paragraph) instruction
pamphlet. Not worth the added cost in my opinion. If you'd like, you
also have simple rear
console mounting brackets for the Fischer holders
that provide for easy installation at the rear of the center console
in the BMW E39 and other cars with a similar design.
Fischer Cup Holder - $14.99