Dont bother. I took delivery a new Clubman a month ago and ticked a lot of boxes (dont we all) The one I would untick next time in the centre rest. Its small, gets in the way and is of no value whats so ever!
but if you still want it than fit it yourself it will save you some money which you could use on buying beer to your friends,
However, If you are unsure than buy a TIS CD off ebay, it will help you a lot
I have got one and only use it for keeping my IPOD out of sight when the car is parked and unattended for a long time. I spend most of the time with it in the 'up' position as I can't easily change gear / use the handbrake and am afraid of leaning on it (and breaking it). Would agree with other people that it is probably not worth having.
Thanks for the advice, the only problem is i am used to having armrests in other cars i've had and really like the comfort factor that these give but then i suppose that if it makes changing gear awkward then i probably am better off without one
The changing gear thing probably depends on how tall you are / where you have the seat. I am 6ft tall and so have the seat relatively far back, hence the difficulty in changing gear. I also think it is set a little low to lean on whilst driving (and be comfortable). Would really recommend sitting in a car with one in before you shell out what is a fairly large amount of money
PS it is not standard on the UK spec Chilli pack cars.
Having now actually got my Dooper I'm finding the armrest pretty useful, albeit only as an armrest! It's useful to rest your arm on while fiddling about with the Nav systems joystick. It gives zero extra storage - except for a phone perhaps and kinda blocks access to that rear seat cup holder thing but in terms of a rest while joystick fiddling then it's really needed!
Sorry to sound trivial but it only seems to serve one purpose and thats a shame.
Another minor niggle with the standard one; the top cover keeps sliding open slightly when you use the handbrake, particularly if doing a hill start (more pressure on handbrake). Seems worse since fitting a clip-in adapter for iPhone
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