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Logic aside - A clean car drives better than a dirty one.
I know this to be true will all vehicles I have owned ( although there have been some good mud moments)
Looks great - give us an update on the armrest after usage !! RE: flimsy
Managed to get around to polishing and Waxing my CX-3 as I usually do once a year.
It was a blistering hot summer day (December 2018).
While I was at it I also installed an after market armrest.
Armrest, noting fancy, and easy to install, does take up one cup holder (gets covered). The other will hold a bottle, depending on how far forward/back you slide the arm rest.
The look and feel matches my interior (red sticking and black leather). Does feel a bit flimsy on the install as it simply just pushes in place, so I added some additional foam two-way tape for peace of mind.
Also the cushioning under the leather is very thin, so it not thaaaaat comfortable/soft, but it looks like with some effort it can be opened and re-padded).
All in all, I'm happy with it, solved my storage needs (contains a shallow shelf and one deep storage area).
Now the Polishing:
Washed the car (hard wash) more aggressive car wash soap, then rinse.
Month later, and currently not disappointed... Washing the car is more like hose down with a foam sprayer (no sponge washing, literally just a spray), rinse, then dry with a microfibre towel. Done.
Hi Zechariah - My 2017 has the crummy arm rest with no storage. Can this aliexpress armrest be installed? The pictures only seem to show consoles without any armrest at all. Thanks!
I'm not sure which armrest you are referring too.
I'd imagine if you have an arm rest aleardy, then you'll need to remove that one first.
I can tell you that the one that I have installed fits into the small storage space behind the hand brake (and covers 1 cup holder). Literally just slides in and is held in place with some rubber/foam pads. So it can also be removed if you pull it out.
Hope this helps.
Hmmm...OK, on my 2017 GT there is no small storage space behind the hand brake, actually there is zero storage anywhere but there is a flimsy built in armrest which would obviously have to be removed - but doesn't appear to be removable. I will have to assume that the armrest you installed requires a different setup than I have. Got the car used, so maybe this was an option? Maybe it's just on the GT?
There's even a picture in their ad that shows the storage you refer to and says "Make sure look like this".
Thanks anyway, I might check with the dealer and see if there is a way that the armrest can be removed.
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