2014 Mini Cooper: Onboard Help
September 17, 2014
Owner's manuals should be on paper. This is a truth universally acknowledged. But I have to say that the 2014 Mini Cooper has an onboard manual and related content that are useful and easy to access. Some things are just interesting, such as this animated explanation of the parking assistant feature.
Depictions of vehicle systems that click through to more detailed menus and explanations also are handy ways to get answers to your questions, such as "How do I get the right-side mirror to dip when I'm parallel parking?"
A downside of the system is that it's inaccessible when the car is in motion. Not even your passenger can access the online manual. This is silly and another reason why the printed version of the full manual should be mandatory equipment.
Carroll Lachnit, Features Editor @1,895 miles