Originally Posted by bigbadbuff
It's German snobbery, pure and simple. Even the most hardcore German car lovers would tell you that many things they include/exclude can only be chalked up to 'that's just the Germans for you'. NOBODY likes it but we deal with it.
And since when does having cupholders in a vehicle automatically mean you're drinking while driving? There's a million uses for them.
I use one of my cup holders to hold the gate opener. The other is almost always empty... just like nearly every other storage device in my car. I think I've got the gate opener, the manual, registration and insurance paperwork, little notebook, pen, tire pressure gauge, ipod (stashed away out of sight since its connected via Apline's Fullspeed), and uh... floor mats. My car is devoid of any kitchen appliances.
Sometimes I take my cell phone out of my pocket and put it in the other cup holder.