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Old 25th April 2006, 18:51   #1
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My second car is a Wagon R. I recently acquired it and is basically meant for my wife to drive.

I have noticed that the side mirrors in the Wagon R are flat and not convex. Thus the angle of vision on both sides is rather narrow and not as wide as I could conder necessary for reasons of safety.

Does anyone think like this? What has been the experience of other Wagon R drivers?

Are replacement convex mirrors available in the open market in Mumbai? I have asked around but came up with nothing.

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Hi,
Try the original (MGP) internally controllable mirrors available at Maruti-Suzuki Dealers. I fitted one for mine and it looks better than the old ones.
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Try the original (MGP) internally controllable mirrors available at Maruti-Suzuki Dealers. I fitted one for mine and it looks better than the old ones.
Hi speedzak,

This sure sounds like a good idea. I must ask the local Maruti dealer about it. I am looking to buy a new Wagon R in a couple of weeks. When I test drove the Wagon R yesterday, I did feel the sore absence of a good rear-view mirror. I was doing 60 kmph on a patch of pretty rough road and then I slowed down to take a U-turn. All of a sudden, I see this big truck in the back. I was startled! I had not noticed it all this while... any other tips for "improving" the Wagon R once I buy it - aside from the music system-alloys..?
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Try the original (MGP) internally controllable mirrors available at Maruti-Suzuki Dealers. I fitted one for mine and it looks better than the old ones.
Are you sure you get Internally adjustable mirrors for Wagon R ??
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Well, i have got used to the rectangular mirrors. They are just about adequate, but do require getting used to, and some adjustment.

@Johy: My sincere advice to you, dont buy the music system and alloys from the dealer. Local accessory shop will give you more variety and also more cheaper. I am saying this from my personal experience.

@Speedzack: WagonR vxi also have those internally adjustable mirrors, but again, they are rectangular/flat. I have seen a couple of wagonR owners change to the Santro Xing (XS and higher version) mirrors (convex type).
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Hello,

My second car is a Wagon R. I recently acquired it and is basically meant for my wife to drive.

I have noticed that the side mirrors in the Wagon R are flat and not convex. Thus the angle of vision on both sides is rather narrow and not as wide as I could conder necessary for reasons of safety.

Does anyone think like this? What has been the experience of other Wagon R drivers?

Are replacement convex mirrors available in the open market in Mumbai? I have asked around but came up with nothing.

Venkat
Upgrade your center-rearview mirror to a convex mirror, the rear view is amazing with this.....you get atleast 40% more area covered. I bought one carmate rearview convex mirror from JC road bangalore. for details go thru' the url below. I bought this about 4 years ago by paying about 700-800 rupees.

http://db.carmate.co.jp/products/PHP...ductsID=183251
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My Wagon R 2005 model comes with the flat ORVM, I have been desperately looking for a slightly larger convex type ORVM, specifically which comes with the new WagonR VXi but none of the accessories/spare parts shop keep it. Any WagonR owner tried any OVRM mod ?
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I have a 2007 WagonR Lxi. I think the stock rear view mirrors & ORVM are quite good(Flat & Rectangular). But we have to adjust such that only 1/3 or little less of car's body should be visible. All the 3 rear view mirror can provide around 130-140 degree of rear vision (Assummed, not calculated). But we have to adjust those mirror and adjust ourself to use it.

Vxi has internally adjusted ORVM with motors, switch is on driver side loc.
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I do use all the three mirrors, but the left rectangular OVRM is barely adequate.

I wanted to try the VXi type mirror without the electronics/motor, but its not available anywhere.
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Yes. VXI mirror cases are big and look nice. I also tried to change to them, but they are available with MASS might be at high prices and with motor.

I didn't find accessories dealer keeping those kind of mirror without motor.
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Hi folks,

If you are OK with the shape, you can fix the Santro (old) mirrors onto the WagonR base.

They are convex and give a very good view. Did this in the Versa when I had it.
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I have got installed the new LXi type mirrors (they are different from VXi mirrors). Much better viewing area than the old flat mirrors and they are convex. Got it from Gurgaon (Chawla car spares - Delhi Gurgaon Road).
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I have got installed the new LXi type mirrors (they are different from VXi mirrors). Much better viewing area than the old flat mirrors and they are convex. Got it from Gurgaon (Chawla car spares - Delhi Gurgaon Road).
I think you have this type, like an elephants ear. I am not a fan of this design

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I am more interested in this design.

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Yes they are unattractive, but VXi mirrors are a little too big in my opinion. Would cause a lot of wind noise at high speeds i think.
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Even I want to go for the internally adjustable mirrors for WagonR. Has anybody done it yet? If yes, then please let us know the cost.
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