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    An assertion that more gewgaws on a vehicle > horsepower when it comes to sales

    http://scobleizer.com/2011/01/07/why...pay-attention/

    As stated in another post, a big (and completely justified) concern is that the more bells and whistles attached to a vehicle, the more stuff ends up breaking.

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    I have become a luddite.
    Clutch, brakes, reverse gear, intermittent wipers, heater, pop-top, trailer hitch, cigarette lighter to charge an ipod/phone, some sort of speakers to play said ipod through. Everything else just adds weight.

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    A car salesman once told me that in his opinion the single biggest selling point on a modern car is the number of cup holders. It's invariably one of the first questions people ask, or remark upon, or play with while sitting in the car.

    Not safety, horsepower or gas mileage. Cup holders.
    "I heard the music and I wrote to it. Some people beat drums, some people strum guitars. It's all in the music you hear" ~ Hunter S. Thompson

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    The lack of cupholders hurt the sales of German imports in the early years. That oversight has been rectified.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jsharr View Post
    The lack of cupholders hurt the sales of German imports in the early years. That oversight has been rectified.
    I own a 2002 German "flagship sedan". If you can think of a feature, it came standard. Only 3 cupholders, and one is under the front center armrests.

    Quote Originally Posted by mlts22 View Post
    As stated in another post, a big (and completely justified) concern is that the more bells and whistles attached to a vehicle, the more stuff ends up breaking.
    Of all the extravagant features only one has failed, the power adjustable headrests. At 8 years old a 162K miles, it's done damn well. Those headrests only need a $1 clip to be fixed.

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    Why not? Even my computer has a cupholder.

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    *peeks in, looks around*



    *hurries up and gets DAHELL outta this thread!!!*
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    I have 2 cupholders that work in my Jeep. The rear flip-out ones are well past broken. The center console ones work just fine. I keep my Zune in one, and change in the one that's mostly blocked by my CB speaker.
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