From a reader:
“I had a chance meeting with a higher-up from MINIUSA in a Rental Car shuttle at LAX and he mentioned in passing that 2004 would also include additional cup holders that connect to the downtube and flip out from the empty space under the console.”
“He did also mention that they would likely also offer it as a part so people could order it if they wanted for older models.”
p>It looks like MINIUSA was serious when it said it would address the cup holder concerns from the most recent JD Power survey. Only in the US could something like cup holders get so much attention! Interestingly the description sounds vaguely similar to the MINI-FINI cup holder system (hint hint).