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Hey everyone! As you can see, I am a noobie to this forum. I spent many many years on CorvetteForum and have owned 2 C5s and 3 C6s (both in Z06 variations).

I've had my GT for a little over two months now and LOVE IT.

I wanted to share with you all a what I would call funny idea I submitted to the Ford Story. I hope I'm not violating any rules by posting a URL (especially as my first post!).

I'm using the same username as my blog, but my name is Juan and I love in the DC area. My other usernames on other automotive forums is/was Valdeztke.

Look forward to being a part of this community and God help me that I can keep from trading my car in on a Comp Orange Boss.

Save the wave... I mean......Happy Motoring,

Juan
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URL: The Ford Story: Caffeine Addiction & Manual Gear Selection
 

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Welcome to the mustang community! Glad to hear that you are pleased with your new purchase. That new 5.0 is pretty spectacular!!!
I totally agree with your story. I don't understand what they were thinking. It's sad they had to taint such an amazing vehicle with something so simple as a poorly placed cup holder.
 

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I don't know if you will get a response from Ford, but that was funny.
 

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I don't know if you will get a response from Ford, but that was funny.
I know most of the Ford guys on twitter/FB so I'm sure they'll send me some note thanking me for my input. I just hope its something we can push through the Mustang forums, get enough people to like it and ACTUALLY get it changed. That would be amazing.

Now..someone....please... STOP ME FROM BUYING A BOSS...:laughlitt:laughlitt
 

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OMG a suggestion or criticism people on here will lose what little of their mind they have left! Get ready for the, "It's your fault for being thirsty", or "if Ford wanted you to drink in the car they would have put a line in to the radiator", or "a drink adds too much weight". Good Luck!
 

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OMG a suggestion or criticism people on here will lose what little of their mind they have left! Get ready for the, "It's your fault for being thirsty", or "if Ford wanted you to drink in the car they would have put a line in to the radiator", or "a drink adds too much weight". Good Luck!
@12blackgt - Thanks for the warning. Its a crazy concept, the whole in-car beverage, but on long trips it has its place. Its not like I'm asking for a trap door to urinate from. Although, now that I mention it...that would save time and fuel. Hmmm...back to the Ford Story! (j/k)

PS - Nice color choice. I too have a black '12 GT Trak
 

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I've used "Ultimate Cup Holders" for many years. Although they guy started making them for BMWs, they fit nicely in just about any car; even Mustangs. They will be used in my new 2012 as soon as it gets here.

Maybe Ford should work a deal with this guy:

Ultimate Cup Holders
 

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I've used "Ultimate Cup Holders" for many years. Although they guy started making them for BMWs, they fit nicely in just about any car; even Mustangs. They will be used in my new 2012 as soon as it gets here.

Maybe Ford should work a deal with this guy:

Ultimate Cup Holders
Thanks YerBuddysPony - I'll have to check these out. For now, I'll just put my coffee into my CamelPak and wear it on my chest.
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I agree with the suggestion of Ultimate Cupholders. I put them in my 2012 and they work great. I am short legged so the one on the drivers side is not as convenient but I can easily reach the passenger one without any problem. I do the drivers side when I have a passenger. I would recommend these hand down. They look good and work like they should. They are not cheap but what good part is and they do work..The ones for the 3 series work great...They are great to do business with and will answer e-mails promptly.
 

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Thanks YerBuddysPony - I'll have to check these out. For now, I'll just put my coffee into my CamelPak and wear it on my chest.
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Ha! Maybe a camelpak built-in to the back of the seat. I'd buy that option if it was removable and washable...:heha:
 

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I've used "Ultimate Cup Holders" for many years. Although they guy started making them for BMWs, they fit nicely in just about any car; even Mustangs. They will be used in my new 2012 as soon as it gets here.

Maybe Ford should work a deal with this guy:

Ultimate Cup Holders

With my coordination these would end badly for me. WTF was ford thinking, i had to start getting bottled drinks, no more big gulps.:afraid
 

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The problem with the logic is that you assumed Ford made the cup holders for 24oz, 32oz, or larger sized drinks. If you put a small 12oz coffee cup or favorite 12oz drink can, everything works out fine.

I can't think of any desirable sports cars with normal stick type manual transmissions that have drink holders in a good, out-of-the-way, location to shift gears.

I challenge anyone to post 5-sports cars that fit into the Mustang or higher classification with full consoles and cup holders where large drinks are unobtrusive to the shifting.

Heck, I bet if Ford designed the cup holder in a way that allowed for a 32oz drink, people would then start complaining that they can't apply full power and shift gears without sloshing their drink about with a potential spill. Ever had to hits the brakes real hard only to see your drink come flowing out the top of the straw or drink slot? What's next, Ford needs to create and install some type of anti-gravity ring around the cup holder?

What we really should be asking Ford for is a manual trans with a quality paddle shift option, then the trans stick and cup holders are a non-issue.
 

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Thanks for starting this thread...I thought I was the only one who felt this way about the placement of the cupholders...I've owned my manual 2011 for almost 2 months now...since then, I've stopped drinking coffee in the car cuz I don't have a place to secure it...
 

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OMG a suggestion or criticism people on here will lose what little of their mind they have left! Get ready for the, "It's your fault for being thirsty", or "if Ford wanted you to drink in the car they would have put a line in to the radiator", or "a drink adds too much weight". Good Luck!
Intelligent suggestions by people that know what they're talking about are always welcome.

Uninformed suggestions by morons that don't have any clue what they're talking about are likely to be met with derision.
 

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Just curious: How does your GT compare to your Z06's - acceleration, handling (I guess you don't have the Brembo pack), fit-and-finish, and anything else you'd like to comment on? I know the "numbers", but it's always better to get first-hand feedback from an owner of both cars. I'm waiting a few years for prices on a 2010 Z06 (with Z07/ZR-1 carbon brake option) to come down to a reasonable level...
 

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Just curious: How does your GT compare to your Z06's - acceleration, handling (I guess you don't have the Brembo pack), fit-and-finish, and anything else you'd like to comment on? I know the "numbers", but it's always better to get first-hand feedback from an owner of both cars. I'm waiting a few years for prices on a 2010 Z06 (with Z07/ZR-1 carbon brake option) to come down to a reasonable level...
Two VERY different vehicles - plus the two C5s Z06s I had were boosted - TTiX and a D1 Procharger :)

Mustang vs Corvette (back seat aside): The Mustang feels "easier" to drive. The power-band is sooo very different than the Corvette. Yes, they both make great power, but the Mustang comes on in a swell and torque builds more slow and controllable. The Z06 just goes - period. To be honest, the standard Z06 is a bit too much on the road. In the looks category the Z06 wins hands down. Its low and sleeeeek. I love the lines of the Z06 especially the C6 in Cyber Gray (drool). The C6 has some of the most craptastic seats on the market. Even the base model Mustang seats have more support and feel better. In my car (if I don't go Boss) I'll probably toss in a set of A4s. I do have the track package, but haven't been on a track, so I can't comment on grip, brake fade, etc.

I think if I could, I would put the wife in the Mustang and I'd move over to a CTS-V Gen2. I had a [email protected] CTS-V back in the day. We have a baby on the way so the two-seater just ain't gonna cut it.
 

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The problem with the logic is that you assumed Ford made the cup holders for 24oz, 32oz, or larger sized drinks. If you put a small 12oz coffee cup or favorite 12oz drink can, everything works out fine.

I can't think of any desirable sports cars with normal stick type manual transmissions that have drink holders in a good, out-of-the-way, location to shift gears.

I challenge anyone to post 5-sports cars that fit into the Mustang or higher classification with full consoles and cup holders where large drinks are unobtrusive to the shifting.
While I understand what you are saying - how many people do you know that drink a 12oz coffee or soda? Meaning, had Ford done a little research they would have said "well looks like 20oz (soda) and 20-24oz (Coffee) is the new norm. We should design and build accordingly.

I had a new BMW E92 335i (coupe) when they came out. The drivers drink holder was in the dash. It popped out:



I know that's only one example - but I think its the BEST example at how to do it "right".
 

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Large Timmy's fits perfect. Shifting is easy and you can rest your forearm on top of the cup. Was slightly annoyed trying to drink a bottle of water on a long trip last weekend. The bottle quickly made it to the back floor hump where it stayed till needed.
Possibly some kind of cup holder on either side of the hump in the rear
might be useable.
 

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They can be a pain in the butt with their location but at the same time I get to tell people 'No Beverages in the 'Stang.' The previous gen Mazda3 had the same issue. As a mattter of fact, I wouldn't be surprised if it was designed by the same guy...
 
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