questionsdo you use your car's sunglasses holder? what for?

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I mean ... I use it for my sunglasses.

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Mine holds my reading glasses so that I'm able to better read my texts while driving. I keep a bottle opener in there too, so I no longer have to reach all the way to my glove box to open my beer. That'd be dangerous.

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@soboehmer: What kind of sunglasses? I assume you read the fine print in the question?

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I use my Honda's holder for my Oakley Inmates. They fit fine even with the glasses inside the bag.

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I keep pens in there. Seems like a handy place for them.

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@embhorn: Interesting, I wonder if it is more to do with the Honda or the Oakley's; that they fit.

@conanthelibrarian: That is what I was thinking for now. Seems so dull though, I wan't someone to come on and say "I built a licorice dispenser into mine".

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I have prescription sunglasses and I keep my spare pair in there, they fit fine. I keep the ones I wear daily in one of my cup holders for easy access. But mine is huge, I even have my spares in a chunky case and they still fit, plus I keep my hand held garage door remote in there in case the button I have it programmed in fails for some reason.

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@lmensor: geez thats a lot of room. Mine wont fit even without the case or even so much as a bag over them (on both passat and fusion with oakleys, ray-bans and Natives).

Apparently it's just coincidence that the 2 cars I've owned happen to have unreasonably small holders.

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I use it for my regular glasses...I keep a pair in the car since I really only need them driving at night.

Does yours have a bump for the nosepiece? I've seen a few cars that are "fitted" so to speak, though mine isn't. I've never seen them have an issue fitting either, and the driver of the car had Oakleys and Ray Bans in there. I'm really not sure why they wouldn't fit for you. I can't imagine there's a radical difference in sunglasses holder design from one car to another.

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@thedogma: Maybe I need to try it again, this is all very surprising (and embarrassing) that I am the only person having any issue. I only have my Native sunglasses these days, so hopefully there is nothing strange about how those fit into the holder. But I tried for like a minute the other day and could not make them fit. I'll check for a nose-piece ridge too.

Very strange. Now I am just going to bug anyone that ever rides in my car and has sunglasses, "hey, can your sunglasses fit in here?". Should go down real well.

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@countdown: Hopefully a silly question, but you have tried making them face the other direction, right? I know in a couple of my cases the glasses only fit in one way.

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I also have a Ford, with the sunglass holder in the roof, and I keep a spare pair of sunglasses in there. Every once in a while, they rattle a bit, but they fit just fine.

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@thedogma: yep, rotated like a log a full 360 degrees. then flipped it around the other axis (so the left and right lenses are swapped sides) and tried again.

At work now, but I guess I'll give it one last go when I get out, and if it doesnt work, ill have to settle for the fact that I can't use it. I am curious if there are any other Fusion owners or Native sunglasses owners who can comment on their experience.

@djp519: Interesting, perhaps it is the specific combination of my sunglasses and the car. But again, so strange since I have had similar horrible luck with different cars and different sunglasses. To the point where I hardly bother thinking about it. Bah. Frustrating.

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I use it for any coupons/punch cards for when I am going for some food or a morning coffee, way easier than digging in my pocket for them.

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I have never owned a car with a sunglasses holder. I drove a Honda for 15 years that didn't even have a drink holder. II had one of those beanbag things on the passenger seat with a cupholder in it, and one of those kind that you could hang on your car door. I remember Honda releasing a survery they'd taken of owners asking what feature they would most like to see on the new model and their surprise when the answer was overwhelmingly for cupholders. Made me wonder if people don't drive with drinks in Japan or soemthing.

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@moondrake: The modern day Lexus LFA also has no cupholders apparently. So maybe it is a Japanese thing.

PS: What is this "beanbag thing" you refer to?

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I use mine for either my sunglasses...or my smokes....

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@countdown: Darn internet, I can't tell if you are serious or joking. So I will respond. Like this but with a bigger, softer bottom so it won't tip over on the car seat.

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I had a 92 Ford Mustang that also didn't have a cup-holder, but we learned that you could wedge a standard-sized soft drink or water bottle between the emergency brake and the passenger seat. Improvise!!

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Mine holds Lottery Tickets

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My old car, a 1995 Sunfire, held 2 pairs of no-brand sunglasses in the sunglasses holder. My current car, also a Sunfire, has a sunroof so the spot where the sunglasses holder was in my old car houses the controls for the sunroof. Don't worry, though… there's a spot that barely fits for those same 2 pairs of sunglasses just below the radio. Oddly enough I never actually wear the sunglasses I have in my car since I now have the combination glasses/sunglasses; I keep the sunglasses portion in a case in my purse.

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My genesis coupe holds a pair, also keep a spare e-cig or two in there as well

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My 2008 Santa Fe holds generic sunglasses just fine.

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@countdown: My car (Nissan) doesn't have cup holders either.

You can't really expect the LFA to have cup holders. It's only $340,000.

edit: To answer the original question, my car doesn't have a sunglass caddy either. It does have T-tops, which is in my opinion a fair trade off.

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My 2013 Hyundai Elantra holds my Oakley Flak Jackets with room to spare. It also holds all my wifes, and she has many shapes and sizes

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My polarized sunglasses fit just fine. Hyundai Elantra glasses holder. They are small frame and not a goofy designer frame at all. Without polarized lenses, sunglasses aren't much help for driving. My wife hasn't even seen women's polarized sunglasses that fit her, but I would never go without once I tried it. All the road glare is just gone.

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I tried putting my change in my overhead sunglasses holder but my money slid into a crevasse and was never seen again. (Although I can hear it jingling sometimes when I go over bumps.)

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@tippypaws: omg thank you for telling me this. This was the other consideration I was having. That would drive me bonkers if that happened and I would probably rip apart the roof to get it out. Although I usually keep all my toll change in a ziploc anyway, so that should be safe.

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@countdown you mention the brands you wear, but not the styles. At this point I am just imagining your sunglasses choices to be similar to Elton John's.

My Ray Bans and Oakleys fit in the compartment I had in my TSX. It is one of the things I miss since I traded it in for an ILX.