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Re: Cupholders in the US...

David Head wrote:

> Since the end of February I've put 20,000 miles on my 200q. This is
> normal mileage for me. I do 2500 miles on a 3 day weekend to pick up and
> deliver my wife's boys. Try driving 300 miles at a crack on straight
> highway with nothing to drink. In an hour I'll drive 270 miles round
> trip and be home by 1030 pm.
> Having driven in Europe, I can understand no need for cupholders. People
> in Europe that have never or rarely driven in the US have a hard time
> visualizing the 2 day drive on dead straight roads to cross Texas on the
> bottom end. I don't consider it a good driving day if I haven't crossed
> 4 states. I put a cooler in the passenger side footwell and hit the
> road!

      Mounted an adjustable cupholder on top of the drivers side Bose
speaker on my 91 20vtq. It works ok, but amen about slamming the door with a
cup of coffee in it.
    Agreed- I wouldn't get much use out of a cupholder on the roads I drove
on in Germany- switch backs, big drops, too much fun to think about drinking
    Also it's no surprise that Germans don't like distractions while
driving- many are so lawabiding if it was 4am and no cars were on the road
and a crosswalk light said "don't walk" they wouldn't! No offense to the
German fans -I have realtives there and can't wait to return. Prosit!