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Old 03-20-2011, 02:32 PM
 
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I think in most cars, the owner's manual even called it a Cigar Lighter.
Yup your are right........

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The car cigarette lighter socket is also called a cigar lighter receptacle, since it was originally designed as a lighter for cigars—hence its rather large size (and unheated center barely large enough to light a cigarette).
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Old 03-20-2011, 03:38 PM
 
Location: Purgatory (A.K.A. Dallas, Texas)
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I actually kind of miss the ashtrays. Not for smoking, that's a disgusting habit, but for storage. They were usually conveniently located.
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Old 03-20-2011, 05:16 PM
 
Location: U.S.A.
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I don't smoke but there is just something classy about having half a dozen ashtrays with lighters on the older luxury cars. Same goes with the smoker's vent windows.
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Old 03-21-2011, 12:32 AM
 
Location: Northeast Tennessee
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Today's cars don't come with ash trays. You can get a smoker's package which is an ash tray that fits in a cup holder. Saw an old car and it reminded ms of how many ash trays came in those cars. Each rear door had one built into the arm rest. Did even the children smoke back then? What's the most ash trays you've seen factory installed in an old car? The one I saw had four.
LOL at that comment about the kids SailorD.

My 1973 Pontiac Grand Ville 4dr has four of them... two on the front dash board (one for driver and one for front passenger) and one each on the back doors, lighters too... 4 lighters! I dont smoke, nor do I allow smoking in any of my cars either. lol. I think my 72 Caprice wagon only has one up front, but not sure. My 95 Lincoln Town Car has a big one up front center and one on each back door.
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Old 03-21-2011, 05:35 AM
 
Location: South Jersey
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I think my 09 Mustang has a ash tray under the cup holder... I never checked since I don't smoke.

nope. 05-up Stangs have no ash trays.
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Old 03-21-2011, 08:59 AM
 
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My 2004 Audi A6 had four of them. Up front in the center stack was an ashtray and lighter. In the back there was another ash tray and lighter in the center console. Each back door had it's own little ash tray built into the arm rest. Apparently Germans still appreciate a good smoke.
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Old 03-21-2011, 09:03 AM
 
Location: N of citrus, S of decent corn
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My Highlander still has an ashtray. It's handy to hold my cell phone.
I can still hear that sharp snap that those old metal ashtrays made in the cars of my childhood.
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Old 03-21-2011, 09:38 AM
 
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Of course kids smoked back then
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Old 03-21-2011, 12:22 PM
 
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My 95 Acura Legend has 3 ashtrays. One in front with a cig lighter and 1 in each rear door. What i DONT have is a cup holder, anywhere in the car, and I'm not mad about that.
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Old 03-21-2011, 10:59 PM
 
Location: Suburbs of Chicago
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My Highlander still has an ashtray. It's handy to hold my cell phone.
I can still hear that sharp snap that those old metal ashtrays made in the cars of my childhood.
Haha I remember those
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