I’ll say this: I didn’t realize how much I used cupholders, and a right-side armrest, until I didn’t have them.
Our Mustang, being a base-model coupe (200ci engine with a 3-speed manual transmission), of course, had neither. So after a bit of research — and a lot of “Where do I put this cherry limeade?” — I elected to give the Humphugger console a try. (Purchased mine from CJ Pony Parts.)
But First … Some Dimensions
Before ordering, I looked around the ‘net for some size dimensions of the Humphugger, and really couldn’t find any. So, for those of you who, like me, want to know how something will fit before you buy it, here goes:
Console Body: 10″ tall x 20″ long x 7 3/4 ” wide
Compartment: 5 1/2″ deep x 10 1/2″ long x 5 1/2″ wide
Cupholders: 3″ deep, and just wide enough for a soda can
Size & Fit Concerns
Initially I was worried that the Humphugger would be too long, front-to-back, and would interfere with the Mustang’s 3-speed shifter … which sits very low and forward when in first or third gear. Thankfully, this wasn’t the case. In my opinion, the Humphugger’s fit was darn near perfect. (Images below.)
How Does It Secure?
There are two strips of velcro on the bottom of the console which “stick” to the Mustang’s factory carpet. And they stick well. So this thing’s not going anywhere when you take a corner.
If you’re going to be removing/reinstalling the console a lot, be ready: The velcro is going to fray your carpet modestly. Because, like I said, it grips well.
Here are the “before and after” shots of the Humphugger install:
Looks about as good as I could’ve hoped for! And a few more photos, from various angles:
I have to say that I’m really pleased with my Humphugger console purchase. I don’t think durability will be a problem, as the console seems to be built pretty well. (Even if the Mustang were a daily driver for us, which it isn’t, I think the console would hold up over time.)
The Humphugger’s black-vinyl appearance matches our seats nicely, and blends well with the rest of the interior. Some message-board commenters noted that the consoles looked cheap and out-of-place in vintage Mustangs, but I don’t have that impression at all. (Then again, I’m not a classic-car junkie, either.)
So, for a little over a hundred bucks, I now have a pair of cupholders (albeit small ones), a compartment in which to store CDs and whatever else, plus a place to rest my right arm. Sounds like a winner to me!