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Hey all,

I am getting a Golf 1.4 Match, unfortunately it does not come with the drinks holder in the front console, nor is it an option [:(!]

Can I fit one myself or is it a real pain?

Any guides / picks would be great.

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another brummy [:D] hiya

i'm not sure what's involved retrofitting the cupholder but one question and dont take this the wrong way....can you not stretch to higher spec car as I bet there's other bits you'll want as well???? Presume your buying new?? If so, have you haggled dealer to an inch of his life to try and get a higher spec car for similar money?? This may be easier closer to MKV release date

I thought the latest Match models had climate. avus II, and lots of toys, basically using up leftover bits on the last MkIV "special edition" - suprised there's no cupholder

sorry, didn't really answer the question [:I]
 

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Originally posted by toned

another brummy [:D] hiya

i'm not sure what's involved retrofitting the cupholder but one question and dont take this the wrong way....can you not stretch to higher spec car as I bet there's other bits you'll want as well???? Presume your buying new?? If so, have you haggled dealer to an inch of his life to try and get a higher spec car for similar money?? This may be easier closer to MKV release date

I thought the latest Match models had climate. avus II, and lots of toys, basically using up leftover bits on the last MkIV "special edition" - suprised there's no cupholder

sorry, didn't really answer the question [:I]
HEHE yeh, a fellow brummie.

Well I would love the SE, the only problem is cost of insurance, i am 19 with 0 NCB the best price I have got is just over £950, the SE is only available as a 1.6, the match you can get as a 1.4.

That 200CC helps quite a bit, plus I get cheaper tax
 

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fair enough dude, thought I'd ask - I was rattling about in an S reg rusty mini when I was 19 so a new MKIV, whatever the model , is doing well in my book
 

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One of my mates bought an S spec estate and retro fitted the front cup holders. Parts were pretty cheap.
 

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I think they should be renamed "Can or Screw top bottle holder" As it failed to restrain a McD's size drink from soaking my passenger footwell on my ex-2.0GTI under acceleration and I know what you're thinking 2.0GTI and Acceleration is a contradiction in terms!!!!!
 

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Back to the drinks holder topic, I dont have it but would like to have it. However I have switched the position of "stuff holder" and my cd-player, so the player is now in the higher DIN position. Would the mechanics of the drinks holder interfere with my stereo now? Has anyone with drinks holder moved their cd-player higher?
 

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Would the mechanics of the drinks holder interfere with my stereo now?
It wont cause a conflict in terms of it working, but may making seeing the display, buttons etc on your stereo more difficult. Im sure you can retrofit it, I think its just the blanking pannel and the cup holder and mechanism is all one unit that slots in. About £40 I think?
 

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Thanks for the info! I think I might just go out tomorrow and order it. If someone has the part number, I would be very greatful! Hopefully there arent too many different colours.
 

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Yes, any part numbers would be great.

My car should be delivered soon, so I want to do this mod ASAP, along with the Sun Glasses mod.

Mine is the Match, it is not wood so I believe it will just be the standard black?

Thanks all
 

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The cup holders comes without the cover (trim). The none slot-in trim dashboards may require a different one
 

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Originally posted by Royster

I think they should be renamed "Can or Screw top bottle holder" As it failed to restrain a McD's size drink from soaking my passenger footwell on my ex-2.0GTI under acceleration and I know what you're thinking 2.0GTI and Acceleration is a contradiction in terms!!!!!
Be gentle....we're easily upset [:(!]
 

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I had a full bottle of Irn Bru escape from the cup holder on a quick tight corner, fortunately the lid was on, unfortunately it nearly hit me in the nuts. Don't think I'll be using the cup holder again!

Alan
 

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