Originally Posted by iwantanx
Ha! How amusing! I have the old ashtray (a cylindrical cup with a flip-top lid) from my old Ford Escape that fits exactly into the silly removable BMW cupholder, while it is itself nested inside in the center console. And the console lid closes without a problem. And I too use it to store spare change for parking meters. Great minds think alike!
Hmmm, do you think it's possible that that ashtray might still be available online somewhere, perhaps Ford website? What model year was that Escape?