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Old 05-12-2009, 09:40 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....

our collective MIRROR patch:
http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=24612

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Old 05-12-2009, 09:43 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, 09:45 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, 09:45 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, 09:47 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, 09:47 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, 09:51 AM   #7
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lol .. I'll have to check this out.

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Old 05-12-2009, 09:53 AM   #8
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THATS IT !! OUTRAGEOUS!!

I'm CANCELLING MY ORDER!!!
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Old 05-12-2009, 09:59 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, 10:02 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:
http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=24612
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Old 05-12-2009, 10:03 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, 10:06 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, 10:06 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, 10:09 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
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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