I need to get a new console because the old on is for one not as sporty looking and the armrest isn't there anymore and on top of that it doesn't look as good......what in ya'lls opinions is the better looking one?
Don't buy from him. I waited 2 weeks and no Console. He then tells me that the $55 I payed for shipping was not enough after we aggreed apon it. After 2 weeks he said shipping was $120. Your better off not buying from someone who is gonna give you the run around.
I had the European console in my '00 ZX3. Looks great, but the forward cup holders are essentially useless. They hold a regular can of Coke. If I remember correctly, the plastic bottles of coke/water would not fit b/c they would not clear the dash.
The other issue is installation. You'll have to grind of the 2 or 3 studs that hold the US console at the rear. Either that or you can drill holes in the bottom of the Euro console to match the US studs, but you will have an issue getting the rubber coin/cup holder to fit flush over the studs. No big deal, but just be aware there is a bit of work to do to get it in the US Focus.
I did the gind and then used some heavy duty velcro to attach the back. I like the looks. Definatly a nice piece if you can get one cheap. The front holers are...worthless, except for soda cans, or a small/medium coffee. The only thing i dont care for is that it sticks out a little far on the passenger side. I am going to try to fix that.
I shouldnt say useless cupholders...they work fine.
I just got bored and modified mine a bit. I mentioned how it sticks out an inch or so too far on the passenger side (lowest corner toward the front of the car). Well I was able to attach a zip-tie (cable-tie) mount to the back. I cable tied that to a metal mount, and tightened the cable. It pulled the lower corner in and makes it conform to the shifter mound much better. Its a small non-necessary mod, but fitment looks much better i think.
Home depot has the zip tie mounts. Prep the surface with a degreaser, sand lightly, and degrease again. Attach the mount. And use a cable tie. Simple!
PM me if you need some pics, I will be grabbing a camera tomorrow.