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Old 05-12-2009, 12:07 PM   #26
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RIp it off!!! Just kidding. Car is the same, we are all different.
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Old 05-12-2009, 12:07 PM   #27
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Maybe they ran out of factory mirrors and subbed in a silverado mirror!
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Old 05-12-2009, 12:17 PM   #28
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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.
It's all good.

Opinions are VERY welcome, and encouraged!!! And to be respected.

And I see no reason to change anything in your thread.

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Old 05-12-2009, 01:28 PM   #29
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I am also 6'2" and had the exact same feeling in my Monte Carlo but got used to it. You learn to adapt and it is a non-issue now.
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Old 05-12-2009, 01:30 PM   #30
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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?

like has been mentioned, we are all different...
some folks have a long torso, shorter legs and the opposite.
i'm about equal top/bottom

i lean pretty far back (wife says i lay down) but it is still an issue.

i wonder of non-OnStar mirrors are different?

heck, there is probably some adjustment that i didnt find... kinda like all the adjustments on the stereo!
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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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Old 05-12-2009, 05:12 PM   #31
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well rear view mirrors that I have always had seem to catch a little of something besides the back window. But Im sure it depends on height where you have the seat etc. I would imagine though when people design cars they design it around a certain size and height so if you are way outside that average im sure you might have a problem
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Old 05-12-2009, 05:20 PM   #32
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I'm 5' 11'' and I noticed this too when I went to check out the new Camaro. I even took a picture with the camera agaist my face looking into the mirror, so it is literally from my exact perspective. Also, check out the sun visor from my perspective... check it out.
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Old 05-12-2009, 05:27 PM   #33
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Is than an OnStar mirror? Looks diff than mine. Thanks for posting.
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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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Old 05-12-2009, 05:38 PM   #34
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I know what you're talking about when you mention the blind spot. I have the same problem with my 1971 Z28. When you come to a 4-way stop, I always look around the mirror because it blocks any car to the right. Shouldn't be a problem for me when I get a new one because I've been doing this for 14 years. Scared the shit out of me when I first noticed it though!!!
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Old 05-12-2009, 05:57 PM   #35
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you must be about 5'0" then.
j/k

let me know.

BTW, i'm 6'2"
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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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I am also 6'2" and had the exact same feeling in my Monte Carlo but got used to it. You learn to adapt and it is a non-issue now.
It's obviously a 6' 2" problem. Shrink and you all should be good!!!
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Old 05-12-2009, 06:01 PM   #36
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I always adjust my mirrors as high as they will go. Just makes sense to me.
This one does not seem to be "upward compatable"
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that means that the mirror is 38.75% the size of the vertical windshield...
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Old 05-12-2009, 06:05 PM   #37
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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.


Well Said. I drove the car at 5' 10" and had no issues. When I had a Mini cooper S back in 03 if you were the first at a light you could not see it because the wind shield surround blocked your view...All cars have flaws.

Switch the mirror if it is not what you like. I do not like the stereo control placement and there is nothing I can do...it is not switchable. So I will live with it.
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Old 05-12-2009, 06:11 PM   #38
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This might qualify as the least troublesome thing on the whole car. I don't see how you can complain unless we are now to the point where the car is actually so good that the collective we is now complaining about the ISRV mirror.
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Old 05-12-2009, 06:15 PM   #39
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The mirror is shit on my dads Prius, and I've driven that for many miles now when we go like half the family somewhere. Just takes some getting used to.


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This might qualify as the least troublesome thing on the whole car. I don't see how you can complain unless we are now to the point where the car is actually so good that the collective we is now complaining about the ISRV mirror.


the car is actually so good that the collective we is now complaining about ___________ fill in the blank ....
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Old 05-12-2009, 06:22 PM   #41
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Hello,

Took one on a long test drive today.... no problem with the mirror.

The 2 side mirrors are all you really need most of the time..

I you want to see who's following your dust it works for that.

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Old 05-12-2009, 06:32 PM   #42
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When I sat in a 1LT at the Dealer it seemed ok to me (6'2" here), it was up higher.
In fact it looked like a 2 ended ball joint that could be lifted up then readjusted like my truck's mirror.

Better view:
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Old 05-12-2009, 07:37 PM   #43
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I have litterally pulled up to a 4-way stop and NOT seen a ford explorer that was to my right. (yes, an SUV)
It's funny you mentioned an "explorer". When I first had my explorer, I had similiar issues with the mirror because it was positioned right at eye level. I also didn't see a couple of cars to the right, while at a four-way stop. Fortunately, I was able to move the 2 or 3 inch stem upward, out of eye level and that corrected the problem. I know some cars have little or no stem on the mirror, which would have been a problem. I haven't seen a camaro yet, so I don't know if it has a stem on the mirror to adjust!
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Old 05-12-2009, 07:39 PM   #44
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Old 05-12-2009, 07:43 PM   #45
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i drive an '05 mustang (motivated seller/purchase of convenience lol)

i do sometimes have to duck my head to look under the mirror at certain times but not very often and it hasn't been a major inconvenience
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When I sat in a 1LT at the Dealer it seemed ok to me (6'2" here), it was up higher.
In fact it looked like a 2 ended ball joint that could be lifted up then readjusted like my truck's mirror.

Better view:
That is all that is holding it, a ball joint. It can be adjusted all the way up to where it almost touches the front of the headliner (that's what I did in my my old Sunfire). If that is done, and angled so you can use it, it'll be no problem at all.
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I look forward to having the problem, real or perceived.
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I have it from a pretty reliable source that the mirror was made larger so that the owner will have a bigger view of the ear to ear smile he/she has on their face when driving.

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Old 05-12-2009, 11:12 PM   #49
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I look forward to having the problem, real or perceived.
hahahahhaha me too!
but, from the pictures, it looks about the same as my fourth gen
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The auto dimming mirror must be bigger than the regular mirror.
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