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Old 10-03-2008, 10:44 PM   #1
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Side Mirrors Question

I was wondering wether or not one of the side mirrors would go down when you put the car into reverse. I really like this feature and hope the Camaro has it. I can't really tell from the picture if the left/right buttons stay down, so does anyone know for sure? Thanks!

edit: sry pic did not come up but it is the 5th picture in this thread- http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=7166

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Old 10-03-2008, 10:52 PM   #2
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Dont understand go down? News to me if it does but I dont know what you mean lol
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Old 10-03-2008, 10:56 PM   #3
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Yeah im lost on this one 2?????? Got any examples?
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Old 10-03-2008, 10:57 PM   #4
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yes you can angle them down manually by using the little power thing like the picture you showed, if you are talking about automatically them doing it when you back up then... wthell how come i have never seen this? on any car
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Old 10-03-2008, 11:18 PM   #5
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Think I know what he means. If I understand right. Put it in reverse and the right side mirror automatically angles down so you don't scrub the curb. Never heard of it before, but suppose it'd be a interesting option.
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Old 10-03-2008, 11:22 PM   #6
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yea that was what i thought too.. but i just don't see that being an easily or feasible option because of obvious things in regards to the angles.
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Old 10-03-2008, 11:22 PM   #7
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yeah that is a standard feature on chevy cars with electric mirrors

this will be included

also for the people who didnt know what it was , its so you can see the curb so you dont give your wheels curb rash.
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Old 10-03-2008, 11:23 PM   #8
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I've seen it on a couple of different cars... It's actually kinda weird to me, but could see where it could come in handy.
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Old 10-03-2008, 11:23 PM   #9
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Seems pointless I set my mirrors up to see behind me call me crazy but I think thats what theyre used for so where would the go to make it any better lol. Sorry just confused and yes it doesnt take much.
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Old 10-03-2008, 11:23 PM   #10
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well then bravo, lol thats a good feature.. i likey
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Old 10-03-2008, 11:23 PM   #11
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Hey i know what your talking about my parents car has it i wouldn't think the car will have that cause only a few cars have that feature
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Old 10-03-2008, 11:24 PM   #12
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I have the feature on my sierra. Its useful, you can also shut it off if you dont want it or have both mirrors do it. I have it on the passenger side mirror
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Old 10-04-2008, 01:34 AM   #13
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The lexus, BMW, and mercedes models have them in their mirrors...I've never seen a Chevy car with them, but I hope headpunter is right about all Chevy model with electric mirrors have them...maybe its part of the parking assist option that you can get on the car
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Old 10-04-2008, 01:37 AM   #14
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my parents tahoe has it, but they hate it and i find it disorrientating so i dont use it either, but it is included in cars with electric mirrors, its so easy to set up from the cars computer that it doesnt really cost them anything to add it. it will be on this car no doubt
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Old 10-04-2008, 08:16 AM   #15
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i have it on my BMW, it comes in handy every once in a while - hardly a necessity tho.

i remember when i first got my car and didn't know the mirrors did that, every time i put it in reverse i would hear the mirror motor buzzing and start thinking "wtf IS that!? is my tranny going bad...WTF!?"....next day i saw the mirror move and ended that stupid mystery
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Old 10-04-2008, 08:37 AM   #16
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my parents 02 Passat has it as well, and I find it very helpful, but like someone else said, you can easily turn it off if you don't need it, don't want it, or find it to be a hinderance. My Camaro doesn't even have power mirrors so I've done without them for a long time...but I wouldn't mind having them!
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Old 10-04-2008, 10:39 AM   #17
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Uhhhh...?

By power mirrors, do you mean being able to adjust them from the controls inside the car? My '07 Malibu and '03 Envoy have that feature but they don't move when I put the car in reverse...
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Old 10-04-2008, 10:42 AM   #18
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Uhhhh...?

By power mirrors, do you mean being able to adjust them from the controls inside the car? My '07 Malibu and '03 Envoy have that feature but they don't move when I put the car in reverse...
it may be a new thing, my parents tahoe is an 08 and the sales guy said chevy was adding it to alot of its cars with electric mirrors.

could Camaroscotty or Karlchev chime In?
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Old 10-04-2008, 10:56 AM   #19
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My 03 SSS has it, I have it disabled.
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Old 10-04-2008, 11:20 AM   #20
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I had a Range Rover that had it... hated it.
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Old 10-04-2008, 12:12 PM   #21
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Awesome so it looks like it will be avaliable. Both of my parent's cars have this (Lexus RX and Caddy DTS) and on those you can select either the left or right mirror to go down, or neither so hopefully that is they way this one will work for people who don't want to use it.
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Old 10-04-2008, 03:25 PM   #22
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My car has it. It's nice to get close to the curb with, but I don't expect to see it on the Camaro. Not all Chevy cars have it. I know for a fact that the C6 vettes don't.
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Old 10-04-2008, 04:04 PM   #23
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The trailblazer SS has it in the fully loaded one. I kinda like it.
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Old 10-04-2008, 04:22 PM   #24
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For those who are unaware of this feature, it used to be something only ultra luxury cars had, then just luxury cars, and now it appears it has trickled down to regular cars (I know BMW has had it since about 2000 and even Acura has had it for a couple years)

It's usually called auto reverse mirror, and what happens is when you shift into reverse, the passenger mirror automatically tilts all the way down to supposedly give you a better view of the curb or where the edge of the driveway is. To me, it's rather annoying and I would dissable it if it came standard on the Camaro.

Especially in a car that we will have with those massive rear blind spots, using the side view mirrors for backup is essential for seeing what's BEHIND you, not on the ground.
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Old 10-04-2008, 04:32 PM   #25
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I'm adding a couple of wide angle spots to my side mirrors. Maybe a backup cam too, if I can fit it in an inconspicuous location inside.

...and of course a radar detector!
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