We had the same feeling...
We just lived with it for over a year...then one day, I saw a console made to sit between the seats of a minivan. About 10-12" tall, flat stable bottom, 2 cup holders front, 2 cup holders rear (for drinks with the front seat facing the TV) top water tight cubby with lid, front cubby and change holder and rear cubby too...didn't even need to screw it down.
Fills the unused floor space next to the seat. Don't know why they don't come from the factory with something like this(?).
Kim and Steve, Mustang LCDR (Ret), '07 Damon Outlaw #1193
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