My owners manual is beside the battery in the trunk. That leaves me with some usable room in the glove box. I agree there isn't much storage space but I've found "homes" for everything I want to carry. Maps, sunglasses, and a notebook for gas purchases/maintenance are in the drivers side drawer. A pack of gum and maybe a CD or two are in the console arm rest. Some little "junk" is in the ash tray. Glove box holds warranty card and registration a screwdriver, and assorted "junk". My GPS is on a BMW mount and rarely comes off but will fit in the glovebox. A fairly full set of sockets/ratchets/wrenches/pliers/screwdriver is in a tool roll up under the trunk floor. An air compressor in its bag is on the passengers side of the trunk. Everything has a place and I still have usable trunk space for a couple bags.