Originally posted by cdnfocus
I removed mine soon after I bought the car. Got in way of shifting and I couldn't work the handbrake properly. FYI, the European Focus has it built into the side of the drivers seat and it tilts up. Leaving acentre console minus the armrest.
Yeah, I've seen the Euro's like that. They are set up the way Ford did the Contour (my previous car was a '98 Contour) with a smaller padded armrest on the seat.
On the other hand, with my Focus, I really like my armrest. Sure, it got in the way of reaching the e-brake when I first got the car, but I got used to it and don't notice that anymore. I just drive around with an elbow on the edge and for me it makes shifting a breeze like that.
All personal preference though, heh. My girlfriend can't stand the armrest on her or my car