Originally Posted by Jim_in_PA
I suspect that the prevalence of toll systems like EZPass are also affecting why coin holders are less likely to be included in today's vehicles. I don't even carry coins in my pockets anymore...
Originally Posted by bill_de
The cheapest toll I've paid in recent times was $1.00. The highest was my last trip to NY with $16.00 round trip for the Verrazano Bridge. Even without EZpass, do we need change for tolls? It's more like we need a second mortgage.
It's not just tolls.
If you park in town, you may need to feed meters and most still only take good old hard currency. We're seeing some that take plastic, but I almost never see them around here. If you don't have change in smaller towns, you're SOL.
It's also nice to have a supply of quarters for the occasional trip to those self-serve car washes. Around here, we call them "salt removers".
In addition, you never know when the only place to top off a low tire may charge for the air.
Finally, yes, I've actually been in a position where the only means to make a phone call was a pay phone (middle of nowhere with no cell service, but an actual phone booth).
At any rate, I bought this:
Amazon.com: Custom Accessories 91116 Coin Holder: Automotive
It works well as a sorter, but the velcro tape it uses is really weak. That is, the tape holding the velcro to the sorter or whatever surface you adhere it too is weak to support the weight of the coins. The velcro stays stuck well enough. Perhaps a bigger piece would help. The one supplied is pretty small.
My original plan was to stick it to the lid of the console, since it fit well toward the rear with room for my phone to sit in the upper tray. It didn't stay stuck.
So, I ended up just putting it in the little shelf inside the media slot compartment below the stereo. It seems happier there. I still might stick it to the inside wall of the lower compartment of the center console, but I need a better way to stick it. I just need to be certain where I want it before I do.