Worst Air Conditioning Vents Ever? - 2014 Mini Cooper Hardtop Long-Term Road Test

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2014 Mini Cooper: Worst Air Conditioning Vents Ever?

by Travis Langness, Social Media Editor on September 14, 2015

2014 Mini Cooper

Look closely at this photo. Can you see the air-conditioning vents? It's like scanning through the pages of "Where's Waldo," isn't it? I haven't had much time in our long-term 2014 Mini Cooper, but every time I get behind the wheel, I'm annoyed by their placement.

Basically, the vents are right behind the steering wheel and even pointed outward, they blow directly at my hands. Maybe it's my seating position combined with the vent placement, but I can't get them to point towards my torso or face without hitting the steering wheel first.

So, on a hot day, my knuckles are frozen while the rest of me sweats the difference, waiting for the cabin to cool down. The A/C blows cold and there isn't much interior real estate to cool down, so it's a small gripe, but in a warm climate like Southern California, it matters.

Travis Langness, Social Media Editor


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