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2nd Row Cup Holders from Tesla

Discussion in 'Model S: Interior & Exterior' started by 4SUPER9, Aug 12, 2013.

  1. 4SUPER9

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    #1 4SUPER9, Aug 12, 2013
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    Found this on the Shop Tesla Gear site. My apologies if someone already posted it. Can only be installed at a SC:


    This upgrade is only available as a Tesla Service installed option"

    http://shop.teslamotors.com/collections/model-s/products/2nd-row-cupholder

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    Actually, I have never seen a cup holder solution like this. A simple leather strap. I wonder how effective this is? Seems like if one of my kids doesn't insert their cup correctly, it can pop put and spill. Also seems like it would be hard to have a drink that is frequently pulled up and put back in.

    Interesting, but I will not be the first to order this. I will others experiment and see how it goes.
     
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    "against the lower forward area of the second row seat, placing beverages within an arm's reach."

    The picture looks like it's just above the floor, no? That's not within arm's reach? Or am I (hopefully) misunderstanding.
     
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    Kids are lower to the ground than we are...

    Is it just me, or does it look like the lid/top of the cup rests against the back of the seat? All the more reason to have black leather I guess.
     
  6. BryanW

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    Looks like it. Similar to the Roadster cup holder. Base of the holder is the floor of the car.
     
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    Not when they're in a child/booster seat.
     
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    Yes, but they have shorter arms...

    Unless they take off the seatbelt, there is no way to reach something on the floor.
     
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    Our kids seats always had built in cupholders.

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    BTW, it's about time they came up with something, it's been more than a year since Tesla asked us what we wanted! Just yesterday we stopped off at Starbucks on the way home and came out with 3 cups....where to put them? :cursing:
     
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    My kids are long out of seats, but still young enough to be reckless. Imagine leaving a coke in one of these, then stepping out/back into the car. They will easily kick it over. Hell, I would likely kick it over. This may be good for a long trip and rare use. But then, how expensive will it be?
     
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    Wow, this seems surprisingly poorly thought out.
     
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    Yes for Toddler seats...

    But most booster seats don't have cup holders. Our daughter has been in a booster seat for nearly 3 years now -- with another ~18 months to 42 months more to go (laws now require until age 8, but up to age 10 is recommended). Her boosters don't have cup holders...
     
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    There are some seats with cup holders built in, but those usually have difficulty fitting into some seats.
    I can't imagine a 10-year-old using a booster. When the laws in California changed to 8 years, there was absolutely no data showing that this would provide added benefit.
     
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    The cup holders on those booster seats are crap. Too shallow for anything useful. So in fact they become cup spilling devices...
     
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    [OT Alert]

    Actually, most of them do have cupholders....here's a search on Amazon. One time we took a plane trip and forgot my daughters booster seat; quick stop at a Target right by the airport got us one with cupholders for <$17.
     
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    Agreed. Solution doesn't seem great. Feels like a mod someone did in their garage.
     
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    In my Teslaccessories newsletter today, they're teasing their own version of this...since it was in a newsletter, I assume this is OK to repeat:

    There were no pics in the newsletter, unfortunately.
     
  18. RandyS

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    Maybe it was that guy at Teslive that was showing the prototype of his version of the rear cup holder that goes on the rear of the center console with the existing sliders and cup holders?
     
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    This looks like an afterthought (which is exactly what it is).
     
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    I find the solution to be rather clever, though certainly not ideal. It's a relatively inexpensive (though perhaps not in the hands of the Tesla pricing folks) and unobtrusive addition. If you only have folks back there occasionally, then it's probably fine. I would not trust my 6 year old twins with this one though. Waiting for rear center console ... we rarely transport 5 people.
     

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