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      10-31-2010, 08:25 AM   #3
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Drives: 128i convertible
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Lexington, SC

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Sorry, I did not intend to confuse anybody. I do not have the iDrive. Because I do not have the iDrive, BMW would say I have two cup holders. But one is under the armrest so it is not very useful. I say I used to have one usable cup holder plus one somewhat usable one. I wanted two good ones.

If you get the iDrive, you lose the usable cup holder. Because of that, BMW gives you a cup holder up where 5th gear is on a manual (as illustrated in the pictures). You can buy the cup holder and the mounting pieces from a dealer and add it to a car like mine that does not have an iDrive but wants another usable cup holder. That's what I did.

128i Convertible, MT, Alpine White, Black Top, Taupe Leatherette, Walnut, Sport
Ordered 5/22/09, Completed 6/4/09, At Port 6/9/09, On the Georgia Highway 6/13/09, Ship Arrived Charleston 6/24/09 at 10pm, PCD 7/21/09