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Centre Armrest?

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Is the Centre Armrest in the MK5 Golf as bad as it is in the A3? i.e. Does it get in the way all the time when you lift the handbrake?

I'm considering ordering one with my DSG equipped R32 and was wondering what peoples opinions were on it?

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Everyone says the centre armrest is an 'essential'. I only use the handbrake when I'm parking before leaving the car. Otherwise the armrest works really well to support your elbow although both hands are still on the wheel.

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Is the Centre Armrest in the MK5 Golf as bad as it is in the A3? i.e. Does it get in the way all the time when you lift the handbrake?

I'm considering ordering one with my DSG equipped R32 and was wondering what peoples opinions were on it?

Help much appreciated smile.gif

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Its a must buy and no it doesnt get in the way like the a3

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I had an A3 and the armrest really bugged me. The golf is much better due to it extending, when pushed away it doesn't get close to fouling the handbrake.

Also in my opinion the cabin looks unfinished, and possibly even cheap without the armrest.

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Armrest is a must have. As has been said, visually the cabin looks so much better. Also very useful, for DSG cars it is a no brainer,

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I've owned a Golf both with and without an armrest. Definitely worth the extra few fine english pounds.

I also like the fact that I can direct cool air into the back of the car for the little 'uns in hot weather via the rear air vents it comes with. It also comes with handy rear cup holders.

In my opinion it's one of those extras that should be standard in a £21k car but that's another matter for discussion I guess. crazy.gif

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Does anyone else find with the armrest that when you have it "extended", it tends to slide back again fairly easy when you put your weight on it?!

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Does anyone else find with the armrest that when you have it "extended", it tends to slide back again fairly easy when you put your weight on it?!

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Yes. mad.gif

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Does anyone else find with the armrest that when you have it "extended", it tends to slide back again fairly easy when you put your weight on it?!

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Yes. mad.gif

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Yes. mad.gif It's quite irritating but I've somehow managed to train myself not to do it, so problem solved.

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I found that the MKiv one was at a better height and seemed to come further forward. I used it all the time. It is rare that I use it in the MKV.

But it does finish off the cabin better. IMHO it should be standard in the GTI aswell as a better stereo (at least the RCD 500)

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....And I would wholeheartedly second that CarLimits recommendation too 169144-ok.gif.

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I regular drive one with the armrest and one without imo its a looks things only. The rear vents have little output, the cubby is useless, unless you want it for the autochanger/ipod, and if your resting your arm on the rest you are not holding the wheel correct so don't have full control of the car. Armrests promote incorect, sloppy, lazy driving

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For £100 not having one is as daft as a Ferrari without alloys.

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