Ask the Best and Brightest II: What's the Best Cupholder?

Robert Farago
by Robert Farago

I am SO fed up with all these automotive top ten lists. Yes, yes, I know: TTAC’s Ten Worst Autos list receives more “outside” attention than anything else we do. And for good reason: it’s got balls. And yes, we’re gearing-up for our annual mostly readers’ choice poll. But Jesus, can Forbes and Jalopnik and Autoblog and everyone else in the whole damn autoblogosphere PLEASE lay off the top ten lists? The obvious answer is no. No matter what I think of these self-appointed lists, they garner amazing page views. So, in the great TTAC spirit, I’d like to start offering the most absurd Top Ten Lists we can imagine. How about TTAC’s Ten Best Cupholders? Consider this a semi-collaborative effort. Email a jpeg photo of your choice for best cupholder to with CUPHOLDER in the subject bar. Justin and I will arbitraily choose the ten best by Friday. This could be big! Or not.

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  • Beken Beken on Oct 29, 2008

    The one in the Pontiac Fiero. Very few even knew it was there.

  • Bjcpdx Bjcpdx on Oct 29, 2008

    I think you can beat 11. I seem to remember reading long ago that one of the Chrysler Corp. minivans had 18. However, some of them were designed to hold 1-liter bottles, so maybe they don't all count as cupholders. Anyone else remember this? The worst cupholder was in the first generation Miata. It was a snap-in part that took the place of the ashtray on the center console. So you could drink or you could smoke, but you couldn't do both.

  • Ricky Spanish Ricky Spanish on Oct 29, 2008

    my hand is a pretty good cupholder considering my Porsche doesn't have any

  • Dolo54 Dolo54 on Oct 29, 2008

    to me this is like a zen koan. "what's the best cupholder?" "the one that's not there."