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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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If you don't like that mirror then you won't like a vette...
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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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Old 05-12-2009, 10:23 PM   #46
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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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Old 05-12-2009, 10:56 PM   #47
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I look forward to having the problem, real or perceived.
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Old 05-12-2009, 11:11 PM   #48
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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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Old 05-12-2009, 11:22 PM   #50
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The auto dimming mirror must be bigger than the regular mirror.
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Old 05-12-2009, 11:35 PM   #51
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The auto dimming mirror must be bigger than the regular mirror.
oh, thats why one is bulky and rounded, and the other is slender looking with out the extra plastic all the way around?
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Old 05-12-2009, 11:48 PM   #52
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oh, thats why one is bulky and rounded, and the other is slender looking with out the extra plastic all the way around?
The auto dimming has a sensor on the face of it.
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Old 05-13-2009, 01:08 AM   #53
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This is the exact reason I will only make right hand turns at 4way stop signs
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Old 05-13-2009, 01:43 AM   #54
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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.)
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.

BTW GM, windshield space is a PREMIUM on this car, please move OnStar buttons somewhere else.
I'm glad someone else noticed this. I noticed it as soon as I sat in one. I think a good fix would be if GM would put the buttons for Onstar along the top of the mirror, instead of the bottom. The glass along the top there is blacked out anyway, so it wouldn't make any difference.

I wonder if you could just rotate the mirror upside down? Although that would screw up the dimming function. Moving it up as high as possible is probably the best thing to do short of replacing it.
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Old 05-13-2009, 06:09 AM   #55
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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.
I only sat in a new Camaro, (2LT/RS), not driven one. I must admit, the mirror does bother me though. It does eat up quite a bit of forward visibility to me, because it sits so low. I can't help but think they could have done a better job with it. I will say this however. The Camaro i sat in had the more rounded mirror, not the more rectangular one in the photo "Camaro Lives On" provided. I think I'd actually prefer the rectangular version...but would still like to look into it for real.
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Old 05-13-2009, 07:16 AM   #56
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I only sat in a new Camaro, (2LT/RS), not driven one. I must admit, the mirror does bother me though. It does eat up quite a bit of forward visibility to me, because it sits so low. I can't help but think they could have done a better job with it. I will say this however. The Camaro i sat in had the more rounded mirror, not the more rectangular one in the photo "Camaro Lives On" provided. I think I'd actually prefer the rectangular version...but would still like to look into it for real.
The one I looked at was a 1LT/RS, so this might explain why the mirror is less bulky.
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