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Going into third week of ownership I'm now picking now at minor points which had different solutions in my 2007 Civic sedan.

  • I had trash pouch that had a cinch string to hang around the drive shifter (and drape it into the front passenger foot well) and has a convenient velcro bottom to empty. With a push button shifter, no more option to hang it on.

  • Square tissue boxes do not sit fully in the console. I guess I could just crush it down, so that the coin tray can slide back. Have thrown now a compact pocket tissue pack in there to allow the cupholder and coin tray to slide around.

 

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Hi, Elvin. I've given thought to a few of these topics too, so wanted to share my thoughts:

1 - I had trash pouch that had a cinch string to hang around the drive shifter (and drape it into the front passenger foot well) and has a convenient velcro bottom to empty. With a push button shifter, no more option to hang it on.
This auto trash bag has an adjustable strap that makes it handy for multple places. While the drive shifter isn't a hanging option any longer, alternate locations could be the rear seat "middle hump" (strapped to rear center console) or behind driver or passenger headrest (hanging from headrest poles).

2 - Square tissue boxes do not sit fully in the console. I guess I could just crush it down, so that the coin tray can slide back. Have thrown now a compact pocket tissue pack in there to allow the cupholder and coin tray to slide around.
There are cupholder-shaped tissue options available to buy or to make DIY if the compact pack doesn't work out, and since we have an abundance of cupholders in the car (door pockets, center console, rear armrest).

3 - With no console USB charging, it seems phones will just have a cable mess out front. Even if wireless charging was an option, there's no wireless CarPlay. So I've got Retrak's product on the way.
This "accessories" thread has some discussion of reapplying the Civic console USB charger, and this "dash cam" thread offers some ideas on routing cable from the front sockets.
 

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Thanks insightfully for the refs and suggestions. I searched and read what I could before posting. Will see what works for me as I try out a few different things this week.
 

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Thanks insightfully for the refs and suggestions. I searched and read what I could before posting. Will see what works for me as I try out a few different things this week.
No problem! Just trying to help pull all the info together, as we're learning together. Limited search capability is one of my "feedback" points shared for improving the forum, but others don't feel quite the same... :)
 

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I went with this Lightning cable. At 6 inches it's almost too short (almost). With my iPhone X "upside down" in the tray and the cable attached to the top USB port, the cable doesn't even come close to blocking the shifter.

https://www.monoprice.com/product?p_id=30784
 

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Retrak works out pretty good and I got it used on eBay for $6. There's a sleeker newer design now and of course you can get it in a number of colors. What's nice is you can drag it to the length you need (one hand pull is fine...the plugged in end grabs the other) and it stays at that length until you want to recoil. The coiled cable I was considering as an alternative probably leaves bulk on the pad as well as that tension as you holding the phone at length.
 

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Going into third week of ownership I'm now picking now at minor points which had different solutions in my 2007 Civic sedan.

I went with this 4" lightning cable and it has been working fine for me:
https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B0753R1G2M/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o06_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
 
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