V70 cupholder

Discussion in 'Volvo V70' started by Tim Hobbs, Oct 20, 2004.

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    Tim Hobbs Guest

    Tim Hobbs, Oct 31, 2004
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    Mrs. Fricker Guest

    Then don't do that. Do something else.
    Mrs. Fricker, Oct 31, 2004
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    Jim Carriere Guest

    But only if you are facing into the wind. There's an old saying
    about that... maybe the saying even warrants proverb status :)
    Jim Carriere, Oct 31, 2004
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    Seth Jackson Guest

    I use them all the time.

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    Seth Jackson, Nov 3, 2004
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    Jim Carriere Guest

    The "rushed" (disorganized?) people are probably the target market.

    Personally I like having somewhere to put a drink on an hours long
    drive. There are a lot of very straight, boring roads in the US,
    where, shall we say, less than one's complete and full attention is
    required to safely operate a car. In the big scheme of things, the
    speed limits are not all that high over here (vary from 55-75 mph).

    About the only roads I have seen in the UK were two lanes from the
    inside of a bus - this would be a good time to pay attention to one's
    driving. I don't know how your fast highways compare to ours, or of
    course, how your experience compares to mine.
    Hands-free mobile phones are billed as safer over here. My opinion
    is they probably aren't any less distracting, and those who crash
    using a cellphone would probably get distracted playing with the car
    radio or something else if they didn't have a phone.
    Heheh... :)

    Are DVD players a hit in family vehicles over there? They are
    increasingly common over here. Why discipline your children and make
    them behave when they can be tranquilized by expensive electronics,
    right? </sarcasm>
    Jim Carriere, Nov 3, 2004
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    Me Guest

    I find cupholders quite handy. My 945TG has 4 cupholders, and all were used
    this evening (2 coffees and 2 kids juices) on the way to a basketball game.
    My Expedition 4x4 has 8, and all get exercised regularly, with either a
    drink or cellphone or the remote for the TV/VCR/DVD, etc.
    Me, Nov 6, 2004
  7. As I noted in my previous post, in a part you snipped, stopping every
    couple of hours would have made a 16-hour trip a 20-hour one. Perhaps
    you have that luxury; it is not universal.

    Michael Wojcik

    Unfortunately, as a software professional, tradition requires me to spend New
    Years Eve drinking alone, playing video games and sobbing uncontrollably.
    -- Peter Johnson
    Michael Wojcik, Nov 6, 2004
  8. The UK motorways I've seen - around London and in Kent (I've driven
    to Cumbria, but that was nearly 20 years ago) - are mostly three
    lanes of travel in each direction, with moderate to heavy traffic
    including regular jams at peak commuting times, speed limit typically
    75 MPH (is this true everywhere?) but with considerable variation in
    actual vehicle speeds, moderately aggressive driving. They remind me
    of Route 128 around Boston (which is not as bad as it's reputed to be,

    Of course, it's not as common in the UK as it is here to set off on a
    16-hour drive. And I don't know if there's any stretch of road there
    that compares to, say, I-80 through Nebraska for sheer dullness.

    Michael Wojcik

    The surface of the word "profession" is hard and rough, the inside mixed with
    poison. It's this that prevents me crossing over. And what is there on the
    other side? Only what people longingly refer to as "the other side".
    -- Tawada Yoko (trans. Margaret Mitsutani)
    Michael Wojcik, Nov 6, 2004
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    Tim Hobbs Guest

    Universal motorway speed limit is 70mph, nowhere is higher than that.
    Lots of urban motorway sections have local 50mph limits.

    At peak times it is generally hard to cruise at all, which makes autos
    a major bonus. Lots of times you just shuffle along between 0 and

    At quiet times it is easy to set the cruise at 85. You will be
    overtaken by cars doing well over 100. Quality of motorway driving
    varies from quite good (early morning, late evening) to dreadful (rush
    hours, weekends). It's noticeable when the 'professional drivers' are
    out as opposed to weekend drivers and white-van-man.


    Tim Hobbs

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    Tim Hobbs, Nov 7, 2004
  10. bras are like coffee cups no good unless there is something in them .

    John Robertson, Nov 28, 2004
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