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Hello. I know flamesuit on but here it goes. I have my first long trip coming up in the Porsche (Lake Placid NY:around 600 miles round trip) and I am feeling the need for a cup holder. I ordered the one from our host and was wondering if anyone had any experience with it.


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I hear you (not so much with the beer). Normally my wife would do the same but this will be a solo trip.


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A roll of duct tape works for me. The base of my coffee mug fits nicely and the roll sits on the passenger side of the shifter within easy reach.
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My travel mug has been riding in my door pocket....found a mug with a thin base, and it actually works quite well - better than any 'real' cupholder that I've used in other cars.

Not sure I'd want a soft cup in there though.

Have a great trip!
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After several spills, I got a $2 cup holder from auto zone that hangs from the door pocket. I either use that or a travel mug with a latching lid.
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Friend has one of the Pelican lighter holders, likes it a LOT.

The big duck tape roll works very well for me.

The girlfriend thing doesn't work w/ cold beverages - hot sweaty hands.

Door holders are a spill waiting to happen. Open/close without grabbing the cup and it's everywhere.
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Just pee out the door, like any self respecting porsche owner would do. What do you need a cup holder for.
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Hello. I know flamesuit on but here it goes. I have my first long trip coming up in the Porsche (Lake Placid NY:around 600 miles round trip) and I am feeling the need for a cup holder. I ordered the one from our host and was wondering if anyone had any experience with it.


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Assume you're talking about the one that plugs into the cigarette lighter. I've had the same one for a few years now and it works great. I commute to work at least 2-3 days per week, so I use it a lot. It holds a standard size travel cup fine and doesn't bounce around or splash at all. The only drawback I've found is that it kind of gets in the way of the passenger's knees, but if you're driving solo that won't be an issue.
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Thanks for all the input everyone. I just received my email frm our host that the package has shipped so I will let you know how it works out.


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Assume you're talking about the one that plugs into the cigarette lighter. I've had the same one for a few years now and it works great. I commute to work at least 2-3 days per week, so I use it a lot. It holds a standard size travel cup fine and doesn't bounce around or splash at all. The only drawback I've found is that it kind of gets in the way of the passenger's knees, but if you're driving solo that won't be an issue.
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i use one of those auto sealing travel mugs from costco. works great, doesn't leak so you can actually lay it on the seat.
http://www.gocontigo.com/autoseal-stainless-steel-travel-mug.html
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I dont have a cup holder (or want one) but I can see your point on a long trip. I just use a bottled water and no cup holder needed, but thats just me. Hope your trip goes well, but if you come back saying you cant hear the radio because the engine is too loud, then we are going to have a problem !!
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i use one of those auto sealing travel mugs from costco. works great, doesn't leak so you can actually lay it on the seat.
http://www.gocontigo.com/autoseal-stainless-steel-travel-mug.html
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I like the girlfriend idea....but it can be expensive. thats how guys lose half their stuff!!
[when the wife finds out you have a new cupholder!!]

I think you are better to rent this kind of cupholder than to buy.
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My cars kind if bare on the inside and due to the GT2 inner pannals does look flush. I had a issue kinda like you. And so I made a cargo net mesh holder. That has snaps. I'll take a picture it's hard to discribe. But it works well even with starbucks or tea etc " hella just whent yuppie for a moment " but it's alright for civil but if you're going to get down it might not be ideal. I sort of just wanted something that could be deleted at any time and not take away from my interior.
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A roll of duct tape works for me. The base of my coffee mug fits nicely and the roll sits on the passenger side of the shifter within easy reach.
After trying a couple options -- one that was supposed to hang on the door (but didn't) & the "bar-buoy" type that attached nicely to the dash (moved around so much drinks spilled) -- I tried the roll of duct tape on the floor & it is great...unless you have a passenger.

It holds the drink nicely, slight spills stay around the edge of the roll & not on the floor, it can be easily moved to the floor behind the passenger seat when it is not being used & it could come in handy for a roadside repair some day!

Try it -- it works really well!
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I made this one out of 1/16 alum. and bolted it to the seat track, works great. (idea stolen from another pelican)
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Used mine for the first time today.........impressed with it so far. After shampooing my carpets recently, and straightening my door pockets, the door pocket coffee spiller was no longer an option..........I'd recommend it


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