2009 BMW 7 Series Long Term Road Test


2009 BMW 750i: Broken Cupholder Cover

April 16, 2009

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A couple days ago, the "wood" trim piece to our BMW 750i's retractable cupholder cover broke loose. I was closing the cover and the trim piece got caught and popped off from its black plastic base. After that, the entire mechanism was a bit wonky. It wasn't opening and closing properly as one of the plastic hinges had become dislocated.

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With a bit of fiddling, I got the cover to operate properly but it wasn't until today that I finally took a few minutes to snap the trim piece back in place. Everything is back to normal now.

But the cupholder cover is still flimsy in my opinion. And if this were my recently purchased $90,000 BMW -- and I were one of those people who couldn't be bothered to fix things on my own car -- I think I'd be pretty disappointed about the quality here.

Brent Romans, Senior Automotive Editor

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