- Do you fold your wing mirrors in…
Car does it automatically. It’s a wide car and I have seen the price of the driver side auto dimming mirror glass (£300) so I am not stopping it from doing so!
I also fold them in manually at certain points on my drive home after having idiots clip them coming onto my side of the road round bends too fast or not giving way when I already in a narrow bit
OH doesnt bother with the freelander. Old car, none-painted mirrors that you can pick up cheap on ebay and one already with cracked glass and a dodgy motor (from being hit) so she would prefer someone clipped the mirror than went down the side of the car. And it is a manual operated electric fold so she would forget anyway.Posted 3 months agoandylMember
The mirros on my next car will fold in automatically and also do that thing where they point to the kerb when reversing.
my E class does that. Just one of the little things that car does that I love.
But you do have to have the mirror on that side selected on the adjuster for it to do it. Remembers the position for each seat memory setting too.
Another little thing is the steering wheel raising up when you take the key out to let you get out easier.Posted 3 months agoplumslikerocksSubscriber
Never thought i would, but current (lease) car has electric, heated, auto-dimming, puddle light, indicating mirrors whic i imagine would cost the same as my entire previous car to replace. for the sake of a “long plip”, yep i fold them in when parked!
Typing this has made me think 2 things – superficially – its annoying that the puddle lights dont come on when theyre folded. Secondly – whose idea was it to put some much tech and potential expense into the most sticky outy and vulnerable part of the car?Posted 3 months agoJunkyardMember
in all my years of driving i have lost one wing mirror not clipped in and that was in the last few months to act of vandalism – a kick judging by the mud
Some tape sorted it as its so old it has linkage to the inside to adjust it so it broke the plastic not the entire thing
IF i could automatically probably manually not a **** chancePosted 3 months agodovebikerMember
I clipped mine once and found it wouldn’t power-fold, the motor kept turning. Dealer wanted £200 to replace and no spares available for just the motor unit. Took it apart to find a small plastic pinion gear that was glued to the motor spindle was turning – reglued and sorted.Posted 3 months agoP-JayMember
Nah, mine are motored but it makes it hard to get out on busy roads safely and without dooring cyclists.
Mate of mine used to turn his wheel out to dissuade people from getting too close to his car… new rack and wheel turned out to be far more than expensive than a new mirror.Posted 3 months agonealgloverMember
I have a ‘friend’ with a McLaren F1, his wing mirror was twatted off by one of his drivers (he owns a biscuit company!). From memory, and with some rounding it was $18,000 to replace (this was in NZ)
I hate to be a car geek party pooper, but the Maclaren F1 used wing mirrors from a VW Corrado,Posted 3 months ago
So that story seems a little unlikely 😆DezBSubscriber
Nah, borrowed a Toyota last week that had auto ones, but I rarely park anywhere it’s worth bothering so just haven’t got into the habit. Only ever lost one when me and a BMW past each other on a narrow road just that bit too close. Broken indicator on a door mirror is bizarrely an MOT failure. Otherwise it’d still be busted.Posted 3 months agosquirrelkingMember
I have push button fold on the Mondeo and auto on the euroturd. Only mirror properly **** was on pavement side, make of that what you will. Mondeo got the trim cover knocked off by a school run ****.
Not my responsibility to pander to **** if you are driving close enough to clip my mirror, by my parking you are going to hit the next cars bumper.Posted 3 months agohodgyndMember
Manual motor on one ..completely manual on the other and very rarely do I bother …the exception being car parks with extremely tight spaces and really tight country roads where other larger vehicles are having to inch past.Posted 3 months ago
I’ve had 3 drivers side mirror replacements on narrow roads where other vehicles have been on my side and haven’t stopped …
Also one on Haugh Lane in Hexham where a little old dear was so far over on my side due to cars parked on her side ( she should have waited ) that she knocked the shell off my drivers side….I saw it sitting in the middle of the road and when I turned at the mini r/bout to go back and retrieve it not thinking it would really be in one piece ..it was ..and snapped easily back into place ..which brought my blood pressure back to normal at the same time ..joshvegasMember
My carlives on apretty busy main road on a bustop where the road narrow by cars parked on either side.
The narrowed road is precisely the right size for two normal cars to just squeeze past.
Never lost a mirror. Infact i only lost a fairing when a flapping lorry tie ****ted it off on the motorway to the sound of a rifle shot and me shitting myself.Posted 3 months ago
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