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Cup Holders and Arm Rests???

I was able to place my order before I even test drove the Model S. After test driving it, I can't believe I am buying a $90,000+ car with only 2 cup holders that are in such an ackward place. My first car 20 years ago at least had a few more cup holders and a rear seat arm rest....

They are currently designing advanced center console options that can be installed even after you take delivery. Your cupholder concerns will be solved soon.

I like how Porsche has done their cup holders. For example, in the Panamera, there is a single cup holder in the front center console, but they have some hidden cup holders nicely stashed:

http://www.porscheownersmanuals.com/2011-panamera-owners-manual/vid/39-2...

I, too, had a moment of panic when I realized my $100k car was only going to have 2 cup holders, none in back, and no glove box or storage area.

I'm sure that 3rd parties like soflauthor will fill the void, and I know tesla is working on this, too.

@epley

I don't know where you got the notion that there was no glove box.

There is definitely a glove box. I know this because a new owner reported finding his "missing" printed owners manual in the glove box.

I'm going to love the ability to tell my kids no drinks in the back seat, there are no cup holders back there. If... er... I mean, when they complain I'll tell them to write a proper business letter to George & Elon...

Kids's aren't about to do that so:

BAM, battle won, backseats & carpet stays clean. ;)

They are currently designing advanced center console options that can be installed even after you take delivery. Your cupholder concerns will be solved soon. (archibaldcrane)

Evidence, e.g., here:
http://www.teslamotors.com/forum/forums/email-george-blankenship-his-res...

I, too, had a moment of panic when I realized my $100k car was only going to have 2 cup holders, none in back, and no glove box or storage area. (epley)

You are right that there is a general lack of storage where we came to expect it: In the doors, in the backs of the seats, and in the center console. There is however a glove box, and it is just your run-of-the-mill glove box in size, shape, form and location. One of the only two physical buttons on the center stack is dedicated to opening the glove box... The other one is operating the hazard lights.

Which reminds me of another question that would need an answer from an owner, I guess: Is that button opening the glove box by a physical or electronic connection? If it's the latter, we could expect software upgrades to the glove box, like, valet-mode locking.

checked with Tesla, valet mode is coming in software release. I think they said soon. (sorry don't remember exactly the time frame)

loisascott, thank you for getting back so quickly. Just to be sure, let me be very specific: What exactly is covered by "valet mode"? I'd expect that they cut down power (acceleration, speed). Did someone explicitly mention the glove box in this context?

Oh NO! I just realized my Roadster only has ONE cupholder!

Has anyone noticed the armrests are different heights? The one on the door is lower than the one on the counsel. They should be the same height. Perhaps Tesla can build up one or reuce the height on the other. They are the same height in my Phaeton. I did spend a fair amount of time in the car today and there is a glovebox.

whoops - can you imagine this as a deal breaker? ... holy crap ... yep, 'cuz my kids would come down on you hard. I'll wait for the built-in redesign.

ggr;
So who has time to drink coffee in a car that gets goosed every few seconds minutes?

I can't believe this is still an active subject for discussion -enough already! Most of us are unhappy with
a few of the interior treatments. TM is working on remedies. Please rest assured, the console and rear cup holders will probably be accessories that you can buy. Perhaps in "S 2.0" they will be standard equipment.

If that isn't enough, the after market will provide all sorts of creative solutions. Personally, I am holding out for James Bond (007) passenger ejector seat and the front machine guns.

What would be really telling is a poll asking if you would prefer the current cup holders or none. I'd honestly vote for none.... And then opt for an opportunity console. The current configuration is ridiculous. The cup holders are too small, too close together, and too far back. The rest of the car is so amazingly well designed, it's hard to imagine what they were thinking. It's worse than the access of the third row in an SUV.

Yeah the cups hit each other too so you can't really fit two, but I'd rather cover them up with the armrests anyway.

Well maybe you cannot fit two American super sized cups, but at least you can fit one and a bottle:
http://www.motortrend.com/features/travel/1209_tesla_model_s_las_vegas/l...

Thank god coffee is so expensive at Starbucks that usually we go with the small to medium sized cups... ;-)

European coffee is stronger/better hence the smaller cups!

:)

In many parts of Europe I couldn't get a cup of coffee to-go anywhere.
Instead, I was forced to take my time and enjoy it in a nice demitasse.

Captain_Zap, I agree, life over here is spartan and cumbersome... :-)

VB;
I notice the bottle has to sit crooked to fit in! 2 cups would be out of the question.

I drink my coffee black. I wouldn't touch a cup of Starbuck's if it were free. Worst coffee I have ever tasted. No wonder they have to dump all that crap into it to make it taste better.

Their hot chocolate isn't bad though. (Not that I go there more than once every two-three years)

@jerry3, agree.

I don't mind the Chai, but even that is ehh at Starcrook's.

@ Volker - The opening of the glove box appears to be electronic.

Please can we have an Update on the Factory "Opportunity Console". When will we see the final product? When will it be ready?

Asked them today at the store, not before Q1 2013 or even later.

The current cup holder, holds my tripple-espresso shots, in my to-go cup perfectly! As long as I have that, and an center arm-rest, I am good to go!

Any update on the rear seat armrest and cup holder accessory?

The current armrest work great, thus I don't think that will be updated with the 'Opportunity Console'.


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