2014 Mini Cooper: Secret Storage Bin
January 7, 2015
Everything about the interior of our long-term 2014 Mini Cooper looks and feels expensive. From the flat wood trim to the piping on the seats to the chrome bezels on the gauges, the Mini's interior is undeniably impressive, even for the Mini's $33,000 as-tested sticker price.
Every time I drive the little hardtop I think, "This interior would not be out of place in a $60,000 luxury car."
Even the Mini's storage bins are extraordinary. Watch the video on the next page and you'll see what I mean.
Notice how the bin door is damped perfectly and moves on its complex hinges. Cool stuff. And it's a small but wonderful example of why the Mini is so desirable. This little car is filled with such engineering and artistic excellence.
I wish more automakers would put this much sweat into the details.
Scott Oldham, Editor in Chief @ 5,723 miles