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Drat, I Blew it!

Look what a few seconds of inattention got me:


You can not see from this angle, that it is no longer a cylinder. It has a shape closer to an eye. I am SO bummed. I put it on top of the car… you can guess the rest.

Michael Graves, from Target. I’ve had it for YEARS. Best one for me, and for the limited size capacity of my 1998 New Beetle (holder below dash, height is impossible). Best ever.

Can’t find a replacement online, new or used. Target, eBay, Amazon, all come up short. They do not offer an equivalent, either. I want steel inside and outside, short, small base, dishwasher-proof. This one did it all. (The VW parts shop had a mug with a beetle imprinted on it, but it was too small for the front seat holders. Go figure.

Anyone have one just like this on the back of a kitchen shelf somewhere? I could pay or trade for it, and you would make me VERY happy.

Just the same, if this is the worst thing that happens to my life… I’m OK.

(Added later: Charlotte asked for measurements. Mine is 2.5 inches on the base (could be maybe up to 2.75inches). The height of this one was 6″ and it might go as much as 6.5″ but not much beyond. I’ve found 7″ ones that did not work. Thank you for asking!)

5 Responses to “Drat, I Blew it!”

  1. Trish Says:

    bummer…. I’ll keep my eye out at the local thrift stores. Maybe if enough people do the same, we’ll come up with one for you!

  2. Charlotte Says:

    How about some dimensions? I have several “to go” cups in my cupboard and they vary in size. I’d be willing to send you one if I knew it was the size you need. Not sure about the steel inside and out; they’re all steel colored outside.

  3. Rae's Aunt Pat Says:

    Might have something that will work. I will drop them (2) off at Rae’s Thursday evening. If they don’t work that’s ok too. I’ve done way dumber things! It will be fine. Your fans will come to your rescue!

  4. Karen Says:

    Oh no. So sorry, Lynn. I just have the tall variety–would give you one without a moment’s hesitation if I could!

  5. Diane Says:

    As one who also owns a ’98 Beetle, I understand your frustration! I’ve yet to find anything that fits the holders in the front besides cans. I’d be interested in knowing if you locate a replacement of ANY sort!

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