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November 26th, 2004

Cupholder Check

If you own a car, how many cupholders do you have? I’m curious to discover how many are out there.

My car has four: two way up front, one between the front seats, and one accessible from the backseat. The backseat one’s on full-time Car Can duty. The front ones tend to hold stuff – notes, junk, the occasional drink. The middle one is either drink or iPod, mostly.

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FROM: Chris [E-Mail]
DATE: Friday November 26, 2004 -- 10:35:39 am
Nine. I'm not kidding

FROM: Dave Walls [E-Mail]
DATE: Friday November 26, 2004 -- 1:02:10 pm
7 in my work van, a measly two in my car. I drink a lot of liquid, but I cant invision ever using all 7 at once.

FROM: Joseph
DATE: Friday November 26, 2004 -- 2:20:39 pm
Three tiny ones in the MINI and one large capacity dealer add on that gets in the way of the passenger seat and has scuffed up the stick shift bezel.

Three in the Plymouth Breeze IIRC. I don't use them for cups--I toss change in them, so I don't pay all that much attention.

I hate cupholders--but that statement threatens to bring up the other topic of "does food and drink really belong in one's car?"

But, now that the car serves as, among others, TV room, dining room, secretary, phone booth, brothel (though not usually in transit, like the others) and powder room, why not a soda fountain and coffee shop too? What the hell?

Next, they'll be installing kitchen fixtures including deep fat fryers.

FROM: Kate
DATE: Friday November 26, 2004 -- 7:43:26 pm
Not a one. There are two coaster-like spots on the glove compartment door, though. Crazy '85 thunderbird.

FROM: Ryan [E-Mail]
DATE: Friday November 26, 2004 -- 10:36:30 pm
Two... they're the perfect size for a can of soda or certain travel mugs, but they're too small for a 20 oz. bottle of soda, which is kind of annoying.

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