That looks sweet! Gotta say would be nice to have an armrest... Definitely let us know how it is if you decide to pick one up!
Hmmm. I always wished someone would come up with a slider for the armrest. It seemed like the most logical solution.Also interested as well but I can already make a few observations to play devils advocate against the hype of this. Slider function does not seem to have a way to fix its position (ie securing it from moving forward or back) and as such this can be a pro or a con depending on how tight the tracks are. Best case- its really tight and stays in place but you also cant move it. Worst case- it really loose and slides forward and back while youre driving or while your arm is on it. Given my history with random ebay parts I am skeptical of its quality but thats always up in the air with these kinds of things. My other concern would be he cushion material. I was looking around at alot of its copycat postings and seems highly likely that it is foam filled. Like alot of the neck pillows that are foam filled they want it to be soft and "comfortable" but if thats the case with this it will probably be dented alot worse than the oem handrest which some people have reported issues with. Part of me wants to buy it but the chrome cupholder and ashtray makes it feel too tacky like its trying too hard to advertise so called 'features'.
Also reach around cup holder.. lol this is definitely something only rear passengers will ever even consider using because as I have learned from my saturn sky, anything behind your elbow is the worst thing to reach while driving.
Ya that was my initial concern as well. The install photo with the cream interior is definitely not a CX3, neither are any of the "installed" photos where a cup holder is not an issue lol.I feel like the pictures are misleading..
Picture 2(?) shows the "make sure look like this" mazda install area, look at the short distance between the inner part of the square(?) to the cup holder. Looks like its just about an inch +.
Picture 4(?) shows the 3 parts where you can see the insert/plug piece (upper right) and a much larger distance lip than the space to the cup holder seen prior.
Picture 5 the installation instructions have it just coming close to the cup holder. Gonna assume this isnt the mazda cx3 even though it looks like it at first. I think this is where many of us are looking at and thinking it will retain both cup holders or at least 1 and part of the second. By the looks of it and putting the measurements together its going to take both out of play even when pulled back.
Im going to have to retract my interest now lol
Thanks for the photos!! So when you put the hinge on, you eliminate the slide function I'm assuming?So, it arrived. I must say it's not a bad armrest. You can tell it's not top quality but it's not bad. It was a snap to install. Below are some pictures. It does take up both cup holders. You might be able to fit a can of something in the first cup holder but you are not getting any thing bigger.
I'm modded mine already. I put a hinge on it so I can lift it up if I want to use the cup holders. If I had no place to put my large sugar-free vanilla ice coffee that car would be virtually no good to me.
Here's some pics. BTW, it's not dirty, it's just my stupid camera.
The hinge eliminates that option to take the armrest completely out. You can still slide the top of the arm rest out to make it a bit longer if you want.Thanks for the photos!! So when you put the hinge on, you eliminate the slide function I'm assuming?
Also, when you get time, could you please post a couple photos of the cup holders close up and backed away?. Would love to see the "actual" space.
I too do not want to be carrying my Vanilla Iced Coffee between my legs lol.
Ahhh yes. That last photo of the armrest up and showing the base is exactly what I was curious about.