Mazda RX-7 [FD3S] BETTER Cup Holders

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As a general rule, I don't really allow food and drink in the car. No Big Gulps, no fast food... but I do like to have a coffee on early morning drives or water through out the day. However, aside from between my legs or on the passenger seat (or passengers hands) - there really isn't a good cup holder solution.

Yeah, I know. There's a replacement "cup holder" for the ashtray. But that's not really a great place since you're constantly elbowing it on shifts - plus there's virtually no depth - so stability is nil. I've seen some other solutions that require drilling holes into trim. Yeah. Not gonna happen.

So here's what we set out to do...

1) Non-Intrusive. I don't want to be banging it while I'm shifting or have it obstruct my line of vision or access to the glove box or anything else.
2) Non-Permanent. I want to be able to remove it if I don't need it (track days, detailing, etc).
3) Functional. I want it to actually hold a bottle of water in a spot where I can access it.
4) Aesthetically Pleasing. I want it to look OEM or at least "pretty good".
5) Ambidextrous. This will work for both LHD and RHD cars. Or more specifically, passenger side, driver side or both.

A couple notes...

1) I've tested it with the pictured Contigo, a 20oz, a cheap $1 bottle of water, various Starbucks and fast food cups. Almost all work, but there's limits. No Big Gulps. No single cans.
2) The cup holder limits travel on the seat a tad. You can't move your seat ALL the way up. But I'm 5'10” - sit very close (I don't fully extend my knee on clutch in) and I don't have any issues.
3) The cup holder sits in a nice 'dead spot' for my driving position. But if you drive a little more 'bow legged' the passenger side mount might make more sense.

NOTE: These are priced PER SIDE and listed as Driver Side / Passenger Side according to USDM/LHD configurations.  A "Driver Side" cup holder will fit a RHD passenger compartment.


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JE
01/01/2020
Jacob E.
United States United States
Better, nay, BEST

This cup holder is the first real functional solution to holding drinks in the FD. None other offers you the space, stability, or convenience! So is it the Better cup holder, I say not, it’s the BEST cup holder for an FD

Jacob Erwin verified customer review of Mazda RX-7 [FD3S] BETTER Cup Holders
MS
12/24/2019
Marsha St. Jean
United States United States
I think my son will be thrilled .....

I just bought a cup holder for my son for his 1995 Mazda RX7. They were wonderful to work with, got it here on time as a Christmas gift and kept me posted along the way as to shipping expectations. Thank you again Garage Alpha !!!!!

BW
11/19/2019
Brett W.
United States United States
Mazda RX-7 [FD3S] BETTER Cup Holders

Now I can finally drink my coffee without it being in a flimsy holder!

JS
11/15/2019
Jon S.
United States United States
Great product

Very happy with the experience

OP
11/11/2019
oscar p.
United States United States
FD RX7 Cup holder

shipping was quick and easy. the product is a quality piece, installation is very fast, and reversible if you want to remove at any time. this is a quality piece, filling a void the FD community has been needing for some time. thanks G.A. real MVP's!