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#21 OFFLINE   markd

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Posted 19 November 2014 - 03:38 PM

I agree about the lack of space, the door pockets are too deep and if you put a water bottle in there it falls over. We don't have toll reads here but they do in Chicago and I coil see how that would be a pain. I travel light so it really isn't a big deal for me.







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#22 OFFLINE   markd

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Posted 19 November 2014 - 03:38 PM

I agree about the lack of space, the door pockets are too deep and if you put a water bottle in there it falls over. We don't have toll reads here but they do in Chicago and I coil see how that would be a pain. I travel light so it really isn't a big deal for me.

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Posted 01 June 2015 - 02:09 PM

My new tray from E-Bay/China arrived today. It's much improved over the stock tray and also better than the slightly deeper tray I got from E-Bay/China for my Escape. It says it doesn't fit the C-Max, but obviously it does. Check it out here:

http://www.ebay.com/...=STRK:MEBIDX:IT

 

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#24 OFFLINE   Bugblndr

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Posted 01 June 2015 - 02:24 PM

Excellent, thanks timwil56, just ordered mine!



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Posted 01 June 2015 - 03:17 PM

So I assume the cutout on the (from the driver's point of view) right side is to accomodate the USB ports?

 

If so, I might pick one up.



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Posted 01 June 2015 - 03:26 PM

So I assume the cutout on the (from the driver's point of view) right side is to accomodate the USB ports?

 

If so, I might pick one up.

I assume that's why there's a open area. There's also a small punch out on the bottom rear that a new 9 point iPhone/iPod connector will fit through. The old style won't fit through the punch out, too wide. Here's a rough sketch of the dimensions, obviously not to scale.

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Posted 01 June 2015 - 03:41 PM

My new tray from E-Bay/China arrived today. It's much improved over the stock tray and also better than the slightly deeper tray I got from E-Bay/China for my Escape. It says it doesn't fit the C-Max, but obviously it does. Check it out here:

http://www.ebay.com/...=STRK:MEBIDX:IT

 

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You know, I actually prefer mine the way it came. I can pull out my cleaning cloth or USB cable without removing the tray.



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Posted 01 June 2015 - 04:48 PM

The tray is almost worthless for anything, though, and there is a ton of wasted space (because everything else is WAY too deep to reach easily).

 

I ordered the new one and we'll see -- I don't use the USB connectors for anything anyway (and my phone certainly stays in my pocket -- heck, that's why I have the Apple watch <g>) but perhaps there will now be enough depth to actually store some things handily.



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Posted 01 June 2015 - 04:57 PM

The tray is almost worthless for anything, though, and there is a ton of wasted space (because everything else is WAY too deep to reach easily).

 

I ordered the new one and we'll see -- I don't use the USB connectors for anything anyway (and my phone certainly stays in my pocket -- heck, that's why I have the Apple watch <g>) but perhaps there will now be enough depth to actually store some things handily.

That's my thought.  In all my cars, I throw my wallet in the centre console top tray along with my keys and whatever else I dont want in my pocket for the drive.   In the C-Max I find the tray is not deep enough so my wallet goes down into the abyss of the console, then I have to take the tray out to retrieve it.  This should solve the issue.



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Posted 01 June 2015 - 05:13 PM

I just ordered one of those too!

 

http://www.ebay.com/...STRK:MEBIDX:IT 



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Posted 01 June 2015 - 05:31 PM

I keep my pocket change in my pocket. ;)



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Posted 01 June 2015 - 07:00 PM

If you folks had settled for the "lowly" SE (without MFT!), you would have this great storage area right up-front-center!  Holds our GPS receiver, glasses, wallet, phone, and occasional pen - even "pocket change" (in a change purse).  Amazingly, it stays clean as we rarely leave stuff up there.  This "poor mans" dash was one of the reasons we wanted the SE.  Saved us the $12.59 plus about $3,000 for SEL!  Must admit though that the "FORD ESCAPE KUGA ARMREST SECONDARY STORAGE BOX PALLET CENTER CONSOLE" does look nice but may take a stab at making one from a piece of polished walnut - gotta get some real wood in this car somehow!


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Posted 02 June 2015 - 04:56 AM

I checked this morning and the open corner is to access the USB ports.



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Posted 02 June 2015 - 06:28 AM

have not really had the need to use the center console for much of any other other than storing the i pod and a couple of 12v cables for charging various devices. but the deep tray advertised above looks pretty functional.

 

Snow...

 

I have some cherry veneer  you could wrap it with.

 

Although  I'm more of  a high tech guy...I'd wrap it in kevlar...or carbon...



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Posted 02 June 2015 - 11:04 AM

Like I said, my main use for the console is to store the large cleaning cloth I use for my glasses, and lots of USB cables and high power chargers. I can easily retrieve those through the open area with the stock tray, but would not be able to do so with this tray. Everyone has their own best use, I suppose.

 

On my Ford Escape hybrid, I took the entire center console tray out - and it was deep. That left a humongeous hole to store lots of stuff in.



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Posted 15 June 2015 - 02:42 PM

Got my tray today and it fits great.  No problems with wires from the USB or 12V plugs routing to outside the console either.  Thanks for the tip timwil56!



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Posted 15 June 2015 - 04:24 PM

I just ordered one of those too!

 

http://www.ebay.com/...STRK:MEBIDX:IT 

Looks great and fits perfectly.  Perfect for change, phone glasses or whatever without it falling into the abyss.



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Posted 12 July 2015 - 02:34 PM

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God I love that GRILL !!

 

 

PS: Best coin holder I've ever used... & highly recommend... is a small metal breath mints holder from Starbucks.

  

Uh yeah, or an Altoids tin if you're a cheap bast adage like me who washes his own in the drive thru.

 

Our '13 SEL has a metric crap ton of places to put stuff, are the SELs THAT different?

 

 








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