I have an armrest and console that I'm looking to swap for a console without the armrest. PM me and we can chat if you are interested.
I've had my car for about 7 wks now and to be honest I would seriously miss the arm rest if I didn't have it. As said previously, not a necessity for your phone but perfectly placed for driving comfort - in my opinion - (I am also aware that this option isn't shared by everyone).
I was loaned a courtesy car yesterday,whist mine was in for an update, and the loan car didn't have the armrest. I just felt like a fish out of water without it so please don't discount it until you've tried it !!
Do you not find it a bit difficult to operate the handbrake without sort of bending your arm around to reach over the armrest to get to it?
I admit I have not given it much chance, it got in the way so I folded it up and it has been like that ever since...maybe I should put it down and pretend it is fixed in that position and see how I get on. I do like the look of it.