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Old 05-28-2009, 09:57 AM   #18
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...this is the strangest complaint I've heard about the camaro. I've sat in one and didn't feel as if the rear view mirror is so large that would cause me to hit another car. Anyone else feel as if there is a huge blind spot because of the rear view mirror?
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Old 05-28-2009, 10:03 AM   #19
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Its the price you pay for driving this car.
thanks for the positive translation.

but i must disagree with this part... its just poor design.

Hey, everybody messes up ( i almost hit another car today).
I'm just asking for a solution... and for GM to fix future cars.
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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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Old 05-28-2009, 10:10 AM   #20
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You obviously need to adjust your seat...you shouldn't be at direct eye level with your rear view mirror.
i guess sometimes it is best to start with the obvious but i done done that.

YES, my seat is 100% down AND leaned back to get me as low as possible. and the mirror is pushed up 100% as high as it will go (without removing stuff, which I will do tonight)

please see posts and pix here:
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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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Old 05-28-2009, 10:11 AM   #21
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dude, i usually love your posts and input but i dont get this sarcasm...

this is a REAL safety isuue... not some rant about freakin ABL! (or skip shift)
Just find an Onstar mirror out of a Cobalt.
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Old 05-28-2009, 10:15 AM   #22
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I don't see thte issue driving mine. At 6'2" and a sunroof, I am maxed out at top, and it seems ok. remeber and spend more time.
i'm happy for you. but mine sux or i wouldnt b!tch.... that dang ABL stuff drove me CRAZY!

i just need help. seriously! (maybe mentally too)

i took some more pix seated in the car with the camera to my eye but i cant post till tonight.

Thanks all!
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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 05-28-2009, 10:22 AM   #23
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dont got my car yet but i see your point...im only 5'10 so hopefully not a big issue for me...makes me think bout my moms vehicles...she always has so much crap hanging from the mirror im always telling her that i cant see shit whenever i drive her car lol
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Old 05-28-2009, 10:23 AM   #24
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That's why you have Brembo Brakes..was the Prius 'cloaked'?

I don't think GM will resolve this. It's just one of many blindspots you get with this car..you just have to be extra cautious now until you are used to it...
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Old 05-28-2009, 10:28 AM   #25
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...this is the strangest complaint I've heard about the camaro. I've sat in one and didn't feel as if the rear view mirror is so large that would cause me to hit another car. Anyone else feel as if there is a huge blind spot because of the rear view mirror?
While i WILL admit that I am strange... there are some others that agree about the mirror problem. see the links that i just posted. (started by me but agreed by others)
I started this thead seperately as a plea for REAL help and not a gripe.

believe me, when you just set in this car for the first few times you dont notice it because EVERYTHING else is so AWESOME... but drive it thru a few 4 way stops and you will see what i mean.

keep in mind that i am 6'2" (but there are others 6'2" that dont have a problem)

i mean, the thing physically LOOKS HUGE (IMHO) but I wouldnt care so much if I could see thru it.
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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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Old 05-28-2009, 10:29 AM   #26
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Go search on Google and see what the owners of the Saturn Sky did about this. It is a common complaint from people that aren't used to driving in cars with short windshields.

I've owned a few '55 and '56 Chevys over the years and the windshield is about the same overall vertical height as the Camaro's windshield. You'll just have to get used to actually moving your head to see around the rearview mirror. This isn't a truck so you'll have to make an active effort to see things rather than just assuming that you can sit passively in one position and be able to see everything around you.

By the way, it's even harder to see around when you have fuzzy dice hanging there too.
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Old 05-28-2009, 10:32 AM   #27
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That's why you have Brembo Brakes..was the Prius 'cloaked'?

I don't think GM will resolve this. It's just one of many blindspots you get with this car..you just have to be extra cautious now until you are used to it...
'cloaked' that was awesome!
thanks for the levity!

after 1500 miles, i THOUGHT that i was used to it.
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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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Old 05-28-2009, 10:41 AM   #28
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Go search on Google and see what the owners of the Saturn Sky did about this. It is a common complaint from people that aren't used to driving in cars with short windshields.

I've owned a few '55 and '56 Chevys over the years and the windshield is about the same overall vertical height as the Camaro's windshield. You'll just have to get used to actually moving your head to see around the rearview mirror. This isn't a truck so you'll have to make an active effort to see things rather than just assuming that you can sit passively in one position and be able to see everything around you.

By the way, it's even harder to see around when you have fuzzy dice hanging there too.


thanks for the idea!

yeah, i'm REALLY just pissed that i cant have the mirror ball and BEE-OTCH air freshener!

BTW, i've got a '52 chevy WITH a visor... but the mirror doesnt eclipse 1/2 of the windshield!

if it didnt have all the onstar gizmo stuff it would already be changed for something realistic.

i mean honestly, the size of this mirror is a joke... but this is not my rant thread...
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that means that the mirror is 38.75% the size of the vertical windshield...
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Old 05-28-2009, 11:03 AM   #29
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LDGn63, I'll stand right with you on this and take whatever heat gets thrown our way. While my Camaro hasn't come yet, I know what you're talking about with relation to that rear view mirror. That was the VERY first thing I noticed when I sat in one. There has to be some way to get that mirror up higher and out of the way, and maybe streamline it as well? Truthfully, I personally don't care if I lose Onstar, but I DO want to be able to see out of the windshield without having to constantly duck down under the mirror to find out what's out there at my right front attitude!
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Old 05-28-2009, 11:03 AM   #30
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i have to agree with this. i sat in one for the first time today and the window looks good from outside but once you sit inside that mirror is HUGE. i am 6 foot 1 and my head hit the roof now i didnt play with the seat at all so i know theres some adjustment i am sure that can be made but that mirror is HUGE so i can see where this can be a problem. i plan on definately going to a big empty parking lot after i get this car and get used to it cause its definately going to be a change from my blazer.
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Old 05-28-2009, 11:09 AM   #31
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WTF you got one eye or something?...I don't have any problems seeing when I'm driving my shit. Backing up can be a little tough but I just have to get uses to using my side mirrors. Other than that the view is fine.
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Old 05-28-2009, 11:09 AM   #32
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Just remove the mirror. "What's behind you is not important"
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Old 05-28-2009, 11:10 AM   #33
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thanks for the support guys.

i'll keep ya posted.
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that means that the mirror is 38.75% the size of the vertical windshield...
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Old 05-28-2009, 11:20 AM   #34
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all i can say is jeeeeeeez sounds like you need help not the car im 6,1 drove sure didnt have no problems .concentrate on driving and not on your great car.
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