TTAC's Ten Best Cupholders 2008

We can’t emphasize enough the importance of cupholders when choosing or enjoying you daily transportation. For one thing, they provide enormous health benefits. In terms of avoiding avoiding dehydration, cupholders are literally life-saving. Before cupholders, thousands of American motorists died of heat prostration. Many a family road trip turned to tragedy, as sweating children nodded off and expired; their parents, grateful for the silence, oblivious to their progeny’s distress. And then there’s cupholders’ positive effects on caffeination, a proven boon to overall driver alertness and ability. The preventative effects of cupholders regarding third degree burns from the aforementioned caffeinated beverages are legendary. Although the auto detailing industry has suffered from a huge decrease in spillage since the advent of the cupholder, we believe that the cupholder is landmark of human engineering and ingenuity, making our lives safer, more comfortable and convenient one Big Gulp– or Clover Burundi– at a time. In that spirit of celebration, we present to you TTAC’s top ten cupholders, as chosen by our readers in a highly scientific and entirely non-democratic process. [NB: due to programming, er, stuff, please leave your comments on this, the post’s main page. Unless you feel compelled to do otherwise.]

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  • Miked Miked on Oct 31, 2008

    Pig_Iron - a Nixie PRNDL would be awesome! I'd love to see something like that.

  • Capdeblu Capdeblu on Nov 02, 2008

    Will someone please tell me what brand of car it is ( pic #7) that has the illuminated, heated and cooled cupholders? This is fabulous.

  • 285exp I am quite sure that it is a complete coincidence that they have announced a $7k price increase the same week that the current administration has passed legislation extending the $7k tax credit that was set to expire. Yep, not at all related.
  • Syke Is it possible to switch the pure EV drive on and off? Given the wonderful throttle response of an EV, I could see the desirability of this for a serious off-roader. Run straight ICE to get to your off-roading site, switch over the EV drive during the off-road section, then back to ICE for the road trip back home.
  • ToolGuy Historical Perspective Moment:• First-gen Bronco debuted in MY1966• OJ Simpson Bronco chase was in 1994• 1966 to 1994 = 28 years• 1994 to now = 28 yearsFeel old yet?
  • Ronnie Schreiber From where is all that electricity needed to power an EV transportation system going to come? Ironically, the only EV evangelist that I know of who even mentions the fragile nature of our electrical grid is Elon Musk. None of the politicians pushing EVs go anywhere near it, well, unless they are advocating for unreliable renewables like wind and solar.
  • FreedMike I just don’t see the market here - I think about 1.2% of Jeep drivers are going to be sold on the fuel cost savings here. And the fuel cost savings are pretty minimal, per the EPA: https://www.fueleconomy.gov/feg/PowerSearch.do?action=noform&path=1&year1=2022&year2=2022&make=Jeep&baseModel=Wrangler&srchtyp=ymm&pageno=1&rowLimit=50Annual fuel costs for this vehicle are $2200 and $2750 for the equivalent base turbo-four model. I don’t get it.
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