I was complaining a little about not having a storage area under the armrest. I did find that I can use the glove box though to put things in which works out pretty good. So what do you do with the things that you wanted in the glove box that you're not going to use much at all? Well if you look in the cargo area in the back of the vehicle you have the normal area where you can put grocery bags and other things. But if you hold onto the little insert in the floor of the cargo area you can raise that up and there you have another area of about 3 inches deep or in which the full width and depth of the back section can be used for storage. This is a nice area because it's way out of sight from anybody, even at a car wash where they're not going to open that part up. So items there should be more secure. I could even put my long handled combo window sweege/sponge in that area. Thanks Mazda.