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Old 05-12-2009, 08:40 AM   #1
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Rearview mirror = FAIL

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Sorry, but this is the ONLY thing that I do not LOVE about my car and want to make you all aware of the issue.
The interior mirror is about 2X as tall/thick as it needs to be and creates a MAJOR BLIND SPOT (that I didn’t even think about being there.)
I can see several inches of my headliner and seats… I only need to see out the rear window.
The mirror could have been much much smaller and done the job… maybe I can get a smaller one from GMPP because it has OnStar in it.
I have litterally pulled up to a 4-way stop and NOT seen a ford explorer that was to my right. (yes, an SUV)
And also, isnt it supposed to auto dim on the 2SS??? (The outside one does.)
I have a picture but it looks comically exaggerated… I'll try to take another more lifelike tonight if someone wants.

BEWARE.

BTW GM, windshield space is a PREMIUM on this car, please move OnStar buttons somewhere else.



Other than that, I LOVE the car.
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Windshield=10" vertical
mirror= 3 7/8" (that's almost 4") vertical
that means that the mirror is 38.75% the size of the vertical windshield...
it sure seems like the ratio could be better... just sayin....

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http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=24612

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Old 05-12-2009, 08:43 AM   #2
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HMMM, this certainly has not been an issue for me. I'll have to remember to make a conscious effort to see what your talking about. I just have not noticed this at all.
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Old 05-12-2009, 08:45 AM   #3
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good review of the mirror. I will keep that in mind once mine comes in.
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Old 05-12-2009, 08:45 AM   #4
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HMMM, this certainly has not been an issue for me. I'll have to remember to make a conscious effort to see what your talking about. I just have not noticed this at all.

you must be about 5'0" then.
j/k

let me know.

BTW, i'm 6'2"
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Windshield=10" vertical
mirror= 3 7/8" (that's almost 4") vertical
that means that the mirror is 38.75% the size of the vertical windshield...
it sure seems like the ratio could be better... just sayin....

our collective MIRROR patch:
http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=24612
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Old 05-12-2009, 08:47 AM   #5
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good review of the mirror. I will keep that in mind once mine comes in.

thanks. it would not keep me from buying for sure.
i've got a hack saw if it gets that annoying!
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Windshield=10" vertical
mirror= 3 7/8" (that's almost 4") vertical
that means that the mirror is 38.75% the size of the vertical windshield...
it sure seems like the ratio could be better... just sayin....

our collective MIRROR patch:
http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=24612
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Old 05-12-2009, 08:47 AM   #6
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you must be about 5'0" then.
j/k

let me know.

BTW, i'm 6'2"
5'10", what are you used to driving?
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Old 05-12-2009, 08:51 AM   #7
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lol .. I'll have to check this out.

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Old 05-12-2009, 08:53 AM   #8
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THATS IT !! OUTRAGEOUS!!

I'm CANCELLING MY ORDER!!!
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Old 05-12-2009, 08:59 AM   #9
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I'm only 5'9" so it wont be an issue!
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Old 05-12-2009, 09:02 AM   #10
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5'10", what are you used to driving?


Too many to list but none have this issue.

It's just way too big for the space
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Windshield=10" vertical
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that means that the mirror is 38.75% the size of the vertical windshield...
it sure seems like the ratio could be better... just sayin....

our collective MIRROR patch:
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Old 05-12-2009, 09:03 AM   #11
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6'1'' and not that big of an issue to me; took about .02 seconds to get used to... And mine does auto-dim.
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Old 05-12-2009, 09:06 AM   #12
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6'1'' and not that big of an issue to me; took about .02 seconds to get used to... And mine does auto-dim.
Yeah, I think it's more of an individual thing. I have had my car since 4/26 and I have not even remotely thought about it.
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Old 05-12-2009, 09:06 AM   #13
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THATS IT !! OUTRAGEOUS!!

I'm CANCELLING MY ORDER!!!


AWESOME. my diabolical plan is working! LOL

Now I can be the only one on the road feeling like a ROCK STAR!
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Windshield=10" vertical
mirror= 3 7/8" (that's almost 4") vertical
that means that the mirror is 38.75% the size of the vertical windshield...
it sure seems like the ratio could be better... just sayin....

our collective MIRROR patch:
http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=24612
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Old 05-12-2009, 09:09 AM   #14
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Yeah, I think it's more of an individual thing. I have had my car since 4/26 and I have not even remotely thought about it.

You will now. Sorry!
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Windshield=10" vertical
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that means that the mirror is 38.75% the size of the vertical windshield...
it sure seems like the ratio could be better... just sayin....

our collective MIRROR patch:
http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=24612
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Old 05-12-2009, 09:10 AM   #15
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You will now. Sorry!
Oh, dam, your plan is working!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Scrap the factory mirror and get a WINK mirror.
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Old 05-12-2009, 10:25 AM   #17
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Old 05-12-2009, 10:28 AM   #18
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how does it compare to the 4th gens?
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Old 05-12-2009, 10:29 AM   #19
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you must be about 5'0" then.
j/k

let me know.

BTW, i'm 6'2"
Sitting too close to the mirror. Good one.
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Old 05-12-2009, 10:30 AM   #20
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i noticed that yesterday when i was driving it.. only gave me problems at certain angles while turning.. im 6'2 as well.
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Old 05-12-2009, 10:33 AM   #21
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As per a conversation I had over the weekend with some salesmen at a couple of dealers, "when they're complaining about car covers, a mirror", ie; a few minor things, you know GM/Chevrolet has done a great job with the car, and as people's nature is, they're looking for something to complain about.

Over all the car is amazing. Yes, there are going to be some items which individuals may find fault with, (AND I'M NOT TRYING TO START AN ARGUMENT!) but, please, I don't want to see "__________ FAIL" thread, and this "__________ FAIL" thread.

As Scott has repeated over and over, NO CAR is perfect, and you're not going to please everyone.

Criticizing a car is welcome, as long as it doen't turn in to "nit picking".

Yes, "this" could be different, "that" could be done differently, but BIG PICTURE; THE CAR IS AWESOME. And we should not "miss the forest for the trees". Be glad the Camaro is back, be glad if you're fortunate enough to own one, and just enjoy it.

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Old 05-12-2009, 10:46 AM   #22
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I had no visibility problems when I sat in it a few days ago, but I didn't drive it. I'm 5'8. I have a non-onstar mirror on my Cobalt coupe and i also see the backseats and headliner in the mirror. Yeah it shows more than it has to, but that's about the standard size for mirrors. I do think the onstar buttons make the mirror big and bulky, and I have accidentally hit the emergency dial button while adjusting the mirror. I'd like to see onstar controls moved to a different place.
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Old 05-12-2009, 10:54 AM   #23
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Not been a problem at all for me...I'm 6'. I actually thing the visability items that have been brought up are over stated IMO. I see perfectly fine out the back, side to side.

As I've stated before, I have more side to side and rear visability in the Camaro than our Mini Copper S cabrio....way more!
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Old 05-12-2009, 11:00 AM   #24
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keep in mind that this is JUST my observation.... I LOVE this car and i'm definately not looking to bash it... but IMHO the mirror looks like it is MONSTER TRUCK sized in relation to the windshiled and it DOES create a bad blind spot... for ME.
no arguments here, just observation.

i definately agree that it is a fantastic vehicle...

you have my permission to change the title from FAIL to D- if you like.
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Windshield=10" vertical
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that means that the mirror is 38.75% the size of the vertical windshield...
it sure seems like the ratio could be better... just sayin....

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I'm 6'1" and it did NOT create a blind spot in the windshield for me. The front view felt wide open. Maybe you had your seat in the wrong position?
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