What cup holders? Do you mean the stupid insert spacer thing below the center armrest? Or the bottle holders in the fron door panels that hold nothing?
Also looking for a place to put my iPhone... NOT on the passenger seat or dash...
I agree with you on all of your points.
I've owned my HS since Nov 09 and I 100% agree with all of the above.
Let me add a couple more improvements:
1. Change the EV mode to allow a higher speed, up to 35mp, and allow the mode to be used in a lower battery capacity. My HS kicks out of EV mode when the battery capacity drops below 3/4 charged (dumb, dump, dumb). BTW, this should be a software fix for the 2010 models.
2. Make absolutely sure that all of the future models use lithium battery and are "plug-in" hybrids. Mid 30ties MPG is not acceptable for a sedan built as a Hybrid only model. It should match, or come very close to matching, the Prius MPG rating.
I might argue about a plug-in Hybrid. In order to make use of such a vehicle you would need to (at least) double the amount of batteries. The cost of replacing the current battery pack is about $6,000 which is close to ridiculous, but barely tolerable if they last the full 8 years as guaranteed (albeit pro rated). But $12,000 would be ridiculous by any standard. And this car must have a good set of batteries in order to run. meaning that when the time comes to replace them you either pay up or junk the thing for parts because nobody else will buy it. I pity those fools that are buying the Nissan Leaf and the Chevy Volt with their 1000 lb battery packs. Unless the price of the batteries drop drastically in the coming years, those cars are for sure throw away items.