Dismal Door Pockets - 2014 Mini Cooper Hardtop Long-Term Road Test

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2014 Mini Cooper: Dismal Door Pockets

July 31, 2015

2014 Mini Cooper

The Mini's interior has always seemed more concerned with style than actual usability. Although the 2014 Mini Cooper has a less gimmicky interior than the previous version, it still lacks decent small-item storage.

Case in point: The door pockets. I usually keep my sunglasses in a semi-hard case, but the Mini's door pockets are so slim it won't fit.

2014 Mini Cooper

That means I have to put the case in the center armrest bin. It barely fits in there, and if I don't place it just right the lid won't fully close. But the bigger problem with doing this is that the case takes up the entire bin, so where do I put my wallet?

Sure, it will fit in the door pocket, but that means the wallet will be in plain view if I leave the car to go mountain biking or running.

2014 Mini Cooper

Bottom line: I know the Mini is a small car, but this interior storage thing could definitely be done better.

Mike Monticello, Senior Road Test Editor @ 17,520 miles

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