SaturnFans.com
saturnfans.com - classifieds - forums - webmail


Go Back   SaturnFans.com Forums > Models > Saturn Aura > Aura General

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 09-12-2007, 12:44 PM   #1
rktek
Member
rktek is on a distinguished road
 
rktek's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Richmond Virginia
Posts: 124

2007 AURA XE
Default Center armrest

Not sure this has been clarified, but the 08 Aura center armrest is still the same arm bruising hard rubber. Very disappointed.
rktek is offline   Reply With Quote
SaturnFans.com Sponsored Links
Old 09-12-2007, 01:08 PM   #2
saturn_69
Master Member
saturn_69 will become famous soon enough
 
saturn_69's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Posts: 2,642
 
Default Re: Center armrest

It's an armrest, not an armSealyPosturpedicSleepNumberSwedishSleepSystemBed....jeez! Sure, if it was broken glass- or razor blade-encruste, I could see being upset, but c'mon! Whadaya want? A down comforter?
...
"That government is best which governs not at all; and when men are prepared for it, that will be the kind of government which they will have" - H.D. Thoreau
saturn_69 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-12-2007, 01:30 PM   #3
Cowtown_Raider
Member
Cowtown_Raider is on a distinguished road
 
Cowtown_Raider's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Cowtown of course
Posts: 338
 

2007 AURA XE
Default Re: Center armrest

I don't quite understand the gripe with the center armrest. I think it's padded just fine. I spend a lot of time in the car and my arm is ALWAYS resting on it. I suppose you could glue a pillow to it if it's that uncomfortable
Cowtown_Raider is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-12-2007, 01:57 PM   #4
K-1
Master Member
K-1 is on a distinguished road
 
K-1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Ann Arbor, Michigan
Posts: 2,654
 

2008 Astra XR
Default Re: Center armrest

Quote:
Originally Posted by Cowtown_Raider View Post
I don't quite understand the gripe with the center armrest. I think it's padded just fine. I spend a lot of time in the car and my arm is ALWAYS resting on it. I suppose you could glue a pillow to it if it's that uncomfortable
Same here. No complaints.
...
Toyota: Moving Forward... off a cliff at a high rate of speed.
K-1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-12-2007, 03:04 PM   #5
ronjohn
Member
ronjohn is on a distinguished road
 
ronjohn's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Posts: 192

2007 AURA XE
2008 VUE 2.4L
Default Re: Center armrest

it's not a big deal, but the armrests (on both sides) would be nicer if they were softer. It doesn'nt actually 'bother' me at all, but I noticed this in particular this week as I have been driving a mercedes loaner and the armrests are buttery soft...
ronjohn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-12-2007, 04:34 PM   #6
cverstij
Member
cverstij is on a distinguished road
 
cverstij's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Midwest
Posts: 371
 

2007 AURA XR
2008 VUE 3.5L
Default Re: Center armrest

I bought a console cover.
cverstij is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-12-2007, 04:40 PM   #7
TexJer78
Member
TexJer78 is on a distinguished road
 
TexJer78's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: San Antonio
Posts: 347
 

2007 AURA XE
2007 AURA XE
Default Re: Center armrest

Quote:
Originally Posted by cverstij View Post
I bought a console cover.
What? Pics please
TexJer78 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-12-2007, 05:35 PM   #8
thewolf
Member
thewolf is on a distinguished road
 
thewolf's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: N. Falls, NY
Posts: 225
 

2007 AURA XR
2008 AURA XE
Default Re: Center armrest

Quote:
Originally Posted by rktek View Post
Not sure this has been clarified, but the 08 Aura center armrest is still the same arm bruising hard rubber. Very disappointed.
And??
...
Live and learn...........
thewolf is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-12-2007, 06:23 PM   #9
SteelerXR
Member
SteelerXR will become famous soon enough
 
SteelerXR's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Posts: 179

2008 AURA XR
2008 Outlook XR
Default Re: Center armrest

Quote:
Originally Posted by rktek View Post
Not sure this has been clarified, but the 08 Aura center armrest is still the same arm bruising hard rubber. Very disappointed.

Dare I ask what are you doing in your car that causes the arm rest to bruise your arm?
...
69Mini 70VWKombi 71Datsun1600 72Beetle 76AlfasudSprint 86VWGolfII 93VWJettaIII 91NissanSentra 94VWGolfIII 95VWPoloPlaya 99OpelAstra 01VWBeetle 03VWGolfIVTDi 06VWPassat2.0T 06SubaruTribeca
SteelerXR is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-12-2007, 09:09 PM   #10
Frank's_Aura
New Member
Frank's_Aura is on a distinguished road
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Posts: 8
Default Re: Center armrest

You guys are brutal... and no, it doesn't affect me at all.
Frank's_Aura is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-12-2007, 09:25 PM   #11
oachalon
Member
oachalon is on a distinguished road
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Mentor, OH
Posts: 433
 

2007 AURA XR
Default Re: Center armrest

On the chevrolet website it looks like the new malibu might have a leather wrapped center armrest. The malibu also looks like it has the exact same center console so you could probably get an armrest off the new malibu when it comes out and put it on ur aura. Not sure how the armrest comes off or anything though.
oachalon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-13-2007, 08:14 AM   #12
cverstij
Member
cverstij is on a distinguished road
 
cverstij's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Midwest
Posts: 371
 

2007 AURA XR
2008 VUE 3.5L
Default Re: Center armrest

I don't have any pics of it yet. It's just a cover that I got originally for my old Trailblazer. It straps on over the top of the console. You can just Google "console covers" and you get websites all over the place. It added some extra padding, but I got it because it stays cleaner than just the bare rubber.
cverstij is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-13-2007, 11:42 AM   #13
skydrive
Member
skydrive is on a distinguished road
 
skydrive's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Posts: 315

2008 SKY
Default Re: Center armrest

Quote:
Originally Posted by oachalon View Post
On the chevrolet website it looks like the new malibu might have a leather wrapped center armrest. The malibu also looks like it has the exact same center console so you could probably get an armrest off the new malibu when it comes out and put it on ur aura. Not sure how the armrest comes off or anything though.
That would be a good work around. I can't think of a car in the Aura's segment (and many in lower segments) that doesn't have a padded and/or upholstered center armrest. It's nothing but GM penny pinching.
skydrive is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-14-2007, 04:22 PM   #14
Catbert
Member
Catbert is on a distinguished road
 
Catbert's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Tobacco Road, North Carolina
Posts: 187
 

2007 AURA XR
Default Re: Center armrest

I agree that it's too hard. On a long trip it's brutal.
...
Don't think Meat, throw the ball. Crash Davis
Catbert is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-15-2007, 11:08 PM   #15
sixsigma
Member
sixsigma is on a distinguished road
 
sixsigma's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Central Florida
Posts: 424
Default Re: Center armrest

Did they at least put in a detent so that it stops moving back and forth while driving? I found it disconcerting that I could move it while my elbow was resting.
sixsigma is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-16-2007, 10:44 AM   #16
liquidslap
Member
liquidslap is on a distinguished road
 
liquidslap's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Taylor, MI
Posts: 419
 

2007 AURA XR
2007
Default Re: Center armrest

Quote:
Originally Posted by sixsigma View Post
Did they at least put in a detent so that it stops moving back and forth while driving? I found it disconcerting that I could move it while my elbow was resting.
Never happened to me before.
liquidslap is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-16-2007, 02:30 PM   #17
thatjerryguy
Senior Member
thatjerryguy will become famous soon enoughthatjerryguy will become famous soon enough
 
thatjerryguy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2001
Location: New York
Posts: 1,562
 

2002 L-Series 3.0L Sedan
Thumbs Up Re: Center armrest

Quote:
Originally Posted by oachalon View Post
On the chevrolet website it looks like the new malibu might have a leather wrapped center armrest. The malibu also looks like it has the exact same center console so you could probably get an armrest off the new malibu when it comes out and put it on ur aura. Not sure how the armrest comes off or anything though.
Here's the Malibu's armrest. It would look good in the Aura's interior, but will it fit?

Attached Images
File Type: jpg Malibu Armrest 1.jpg (169.7 KB, 61 views)
File Type: jpg Malibu Armrest 2.jpg (196.4 KB, 49 views)
thatjerryguy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-17-2007, 02:15 PM   #18
K-1
Master Member
K-1 is on a distinguished road
 
K-1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Ann Arbor, Michigan
Posts: 2,654
 

2008 Astra XR
Default Re: Center armrest

Quote:
Originally Posted by liquidslap View Post
Never happened to me before.
Me neither. It stays put for me.
...
Toyota: Moving Forward... off a cliff at a high rate of speed.
K-1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Center armrest marx404 Astra General 30 02-01-2009 01:59 PM
Center armrest Maryclemom Outlook General 2 01-09-2008 09:33 PM
Center armrest macmdb S-Series General 32 02-29-2004 09:03 PM
Front Center Armrest Green95SL1 S-Series Tech 28 11-01-2002 10:48 PM
Center armrest? Azrael_02 Classifieds 2 03-23-2002 08:48 PM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 10:36 PM.

Advanced Forum Search | Advanced Photo Search


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
SaturnFans.com. The Saturn Enthusiasts Site.