Originally Posted by jonwood79
I don't think it's unreasonable to want cup holders in a car. But to compare an Alfa and, say, a Ford and say to yourself, "Well, the Ford's got twenty cupholders, so I'm buying that one...." would seem to be a case of questionable priorities. I think the majority of Alfa owners just don't consider whether they've got a cup holder or not to be important.
They take nothing away, but for Alfa lovers they add nothing, either.
If you buy a car based purely on cupholders, you deserve to drive a Proton.
But I think most car buyers (including those who drive Alfas) would agree that a couple of cupholders is a useful thing to have.
I agree that for some Alfas they add nothing, in which case why are people worried about them.
An air conditioned glove box adds nothing. But a couple of weeks ago people were saying what a good idea it was in a 159. What use is a place to keep your drinks cold if you have nowhere to put them when you driving.
I actually think that the reason that people hate cupholders is what they represent. But we all have to face it, if we want a hard core no compromises car, we are not going to get it from a mainstream manufacturer. But equally, if we stick with a "compromised" alfa, we will get a very good looking car that is a bit different, and that has passion, in a world of euroboxes.
This may be a bit provocative, but hopefully it will get a good discussion going.
I hope nobody takes it personally, It is not meant that way