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#1 AdamC11

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Posted 18 June 2011 - 01:35 PM

Hi Guys,

Im after an armrest for my Fiesta MK7.

Do Ford sell them or do i have to buy off the internet?

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Posted 18 June 2011 - 03:30 PM

Hi Adam.

I'm not sure about Ford doing one, can't remember if they advise getting the Armster armrest. Anyways, theres several online to choose from.

Heres a thread from a while back with some pictures of a few different versions: http://www.fordowner...t-to-their-mk7/

Theres also talk of the US Boomerang armrest being made available for Euro fiestas too: http://www.fordowner...merang-armrest/

I have this style

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Posted 18 June 2011 - 04:20 PM

Hi Adam.

I'm not sure about Ford doing one, can't remember if they advise getting the Armster armrest. Anyways, theres several online to choose from.

Heres a thread from a while back with some pictures of a few different versions: http://www.fordowner...t-to-their-mk7/

Theres also talk of the US Boomerang armrest being made available for Euro fiestas too: http://www.fordowner...merang-armrest/

I have this style


Paul


By the way Paul, was is easy to fit?

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Posted 19 June 2011 - 08:22 AM

Hi tato,

Yeah the armrest was really easy to fit. The armrest section had 4 screws to fit into the base. Then the base had double sided sticky pads which sticks in the fiestas rear bin/cup holder behind the handbrake. I know sticky pads doesn't sound enough to hold an armrest in place but somehow it works. I like this idea as when I comes to sell the car it can be removed without trace.
With having an auto I only ever user the hand brake when getting out the car and never lift the armrest into it's upright position. Maybe if I did this more often I'd make the armrest more permanent/secure.

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Posted 22 June 2011 - 07:28 PM

Where did you get your armrest from as i'm really interested in getting one yours looks the best one that i've seen so far

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Posted 22 June 2011 - 07:43 PM

Where did you get your armrest from as i'm really interested in getting one yours looks the best one that i've seen so far


One example:

http://cgi.ebay.co.u...e=STRK:MEWAX:IT

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Posted 23 June 2011 - 05:13 PM

Where did you get your armrest from as i'm really interested in getting one yours looks the best one that i've seen so far


I got it from ebay but the seller I used no longer has them. Its almost identical to the one Tato has given a link to above though.

I went for it on looks and price and don't have any complaints - just to make you aware it is mainly plastic with a metal stand inside the vertical section - I don't think it could handle a child crawling over it like the Boomerang one claims it can, but this isn't an issue for me.

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Posted 23 June 2011 - 06:21 PM

I am the only one in country to have the new boomerang armrest and from the research I did into armrests and even speaking to the company president about it, he explained how well the US version had sold and how it can installed easy and can be removed easily without any damage to the car. I would highly recommend this armrest, it is very sturdy and looks the business. You can also get the top of the armrest colour coded to your interior, for example I have the purple interior. If any one is interested in this armrest I could put together a group buy and could look at a lower price.

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Posted 24 June 2011 - 07:53 AM

I am the only one in country to have the new boomerang armrest and from the research I did into armrests and even speaking to the company president about it, he explained how well the US version had sold and how it can installed easy and can be removed easily without any damage to the car. I would highly recommend this armrest, it is very sturdy and looks the business. You can also get the top of the armrest colour coded to your interior, for example I have the purple interior. If any one is interested in this armrest I could put together a group buy and could look at a lower price.

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Posted 24 June 2011 - 01:02 PM

How strong? I want to lean on it when reaching into the glove box..

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Posted 24 June 2011 - 04:42 PM

Not sure tbh I ain't tried that. Front seat passengers have leaned on it when getting out the car and it withstood it but it did creak a bit

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Posted 24 June 2011 - 05:37 PM

I keep wondering about getting a Boomerang armrest. I emailed Boomerang a few weeks ago and they mentioned that Amazon would be stocking the UK version "very soon" (so I wouldn't have to get one shipped from the US) but still no sign of it on the Amazon website. I'd like to see one fitted in a car before buying one though which might prove a little difficult - they all seem to sit over the top of the handbrake which is a bit of a concern.

I have the front seats pushed all the way back so I'd actually prefer an armrest that is only about half the length of the Boomerang but I'm guessing there isn't anything like this available. I don't see the point in having to lift it up every time I need to apply or release the handbrake.

It doesn't seem that much of an inconvenience *not* having an armrest so I'm finding it hard to justify the price of the Boomerang anyway.

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Posted 24 June 2011 - 07:52 PM

Hi

How strong? I want to lean on it when reaching into the glove box..


I can lean on it and it slightly flexes and hold really well.

I keep wondering about getting a Boomerang armrest. I emailed Boomerang a few weeks ago and they mentioned that Amazon would be stocking the UK version "very soon" (so I wouldn't have to get one shipped from the US) but still no sign of it on the Amazon website. I'd like to see one fitted in a car before buying one though which might prove a little difficult - they all seem to sit over the top of the handbrake which is a bit of a concern.

I have the front seats pushed all the way back so I'd actually prefer an armrest that is only about half the length of the Boomerang but I'm guessing there isn't anything like this available. I don't see the point in having to lift it up every time I need to apply or release the handbrake.

It doesn't seem that much of an inconvenience *not* having an armrest so I'm finding it hard to justify the price of the Boomerang anyway.


Yeah it is supposed to be on amazon, but they sent some over and they have been held up in customs for some reason for over three weeks. I will attach some photos of the armrest in my car and it shows how the colours match. From having it in my car I have no problems with the handbrake at all it has an a lot of room to pull up the handbrake. I also have the seats right back and I can have my arm on the rest and change gears quite easily. With regard to price I could get enough people interested through a group buy it would bring the price down.

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Posted 24 June 2011 - 08:47 PM

It does look good but whats the rear centre passenger's knee room like - got any pics of it from the rear seats?

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Posted 24 June 2011 - 08:56 PM

No offense gazza but the armrest is out of the Fiesta's design. But that's just my opinion.

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