This console is a great addition...unless you have a manual transmission. If you're the "shift it yourself" type, this console occupies the space where your arm needs to go in every gear, regardless of whether it's in the forward or rearward position. On the highway in 6th gear it's nice to be able to slide it forward and have that arm rest, and the added storage is great, but around town it's very uncomfortable. In the forward position, you either need to shift with your arm right next to you (between your body and the console and bent to the right) or with a straight arm from way up on top of the console. If you slide it back, your arm is in constant contact with the corner of the hinge, which is very uncomfortable. Setting and releasing the park brake is difficult, as you have to pull straight up on a lever that wants to be pulled back. The other negative is that it adds a lot of weight to the lid of the stock console (this part is pretty substantial)...not sure how long the stock mounting screws and hinge will hold up if you're not careful. I WOULD recommend it to a friend with an automatic, but if you have a manual like I do, your money will be better spent elsewhere.
This arm rest addition was exactly what I was looking for. Not to mention the bonus storage space. It does add some weight to the arm rest lid which makes getting into the original storage compartment a little cumbersome. It was very easy to install using the factor screws and screw holes.
Are you still able to use the compartment of the original armrest with this product attached
Asked by pop from Sante Fe, Texas on
Hello Pop, yes you will be able to still use the original console compart. This VDP Sliding Arm Rest/Organizer bolts on top of the original consoles lid for extra storage and a higher adjustable arm rest. Thank you!
Answered by Bob H from Sante Fe, Texas on
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