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Old 12th July 2007, 06:47   #61
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I feel this is a valid and genuine reason. Maybe, we can have a poll here (if one doesnt exist already) to find out how many of us really have the left and right RVMs flung open all the time . To admit, I open them only when I hit the highways, never ever in the city.
Well rr_zen, if you fold the mirrors, i feel you are only exposing the entire car instead of just the mirrors. Having used them all my life, i just think their advantages are far too much for the risk of losing them. Well, again like you mentioned, may be, you will get used to it when you are back in India.
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Old 12th July 2007, 09:05   #62
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it tooo have a few in the list to contruibute

1)small blue LED'S found fitted on the nozzzle of water nozzle of front windscreen..we see it in number plates too...
2)An incresing trend to use foriegn style number plates.....



3)brake lights of wierd shapes..some look like alien ships..

4)wierd horns with wierd sounds..some has sound of a barking dog..
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Old 12th July 2007, 10:08   #63
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i had a big list too, but then you dudes have mentioned everything,i agree with all the above said by everyone, hope this thread would shed a light on some.
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My hate list:

1. Those stupid horns which makes loud noise, just to scare away people (on the other hand, my dream accessory is to fit a horn on the backside of the car to choo away those guys who are constantly honking at you OR tailgating )

2. Neon lights

3. Those big spoilers

4. Those jazzy paintwork on the car
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Guys, how bout the under-chassis lighting on those Hip-Hop cars driven by wannabes?
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Old 12th July 2007, 10:59   #66
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those damn reverse horn things...

and it usually bad drivers that have it...so they take ages to park and the music goes on for ever...

especially the ones that said "your attention please...this car is backing up!!!!"

Oh...used to make my blood boil..!!!!

Also soft toys and and other springy things people have in theire cars (women esp)

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Old 12th July 2007, 12:22   #67
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I feel this is a valid and genuine reason. Maybe, we can have a poll here (if one doesnt exist already) to find out how many of us really have the left and right RVMs flung open all the time . To admit, I open them only when I hit the highways, never ever in the city.
whether or not u have RVMs, its always better to turn your head and glance back when u make a turn. in fact, it's absolutely necessary sometimes - when you are surprised to see a bike zoom by you when a second ago, there was nothin in the RVM.

that makes RVMs a mere accessory. it is valid that they are absurdly expensive, as well as dispensible. i would prefer them folded and protected from morons who rarely fail to target the edges of the mirrors - but again, only in the city.

ultimately, they stay for two reasons apart from their real utility - the law, and the looks.
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that makes RVMs a mere accessory. it is valid that they are absurdly expensive, as well as dispensible. i would prefer them folded and protected from morons who rarely fail to target the edges of the mirrors - but again, only in the city.

ultimately, they stay for two reasons apart from their real utility - the law, and the looks.
I absolutely disagree with this. In fact I keep a safe distance from drivers who have their RVMs folded. I can't drive any vehicle without both the RVMs in place. I even had a second mirror installed on my Kinetic Honda back in 1991. I recently had my right RVM broken, I was feeling half blind while driving until I got it replaced.

I agree there is a blind spot, that needs to be covered by looking back. But you can't chuck away remaining 80% visibility just because of 20% blind spot. With both RVMs installed, I need to peak only at the known blind spots and not elsewhere. Without the RVMs, I will have to look back all the time.

Saying RVMs are unnecessary is akin to saying seat-belts are unnecessary just because most people don't use them.
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I fully agree with SAMURAI.
RVM's are Mandatory,i Understand that only in India they are Foldable!

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Just remebered this when I saw my neighbours car in the morning. Yeah, those plastic covers on the seats of a 6 month old NHC.
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Even I fully agree with Samurai!

I am not at all comfortable driving without both the RVMS open, it is of great help while reversing, changing lanes etc.

Almost all the cabbies drive with their RVMs closed, found it very strange that some BHPians too practice the same!

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I hate those rain guard flaps... :-(
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I have seen people who return back from the U.S fixing their U.S numberplates on cars over here. Also stickers about "Crazy Spot" and other landmarks in the U.S.
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Exclamation RVMs - dual advantage

I too cannot drive even 100 mtrs without the RVMs in place. People stupiditly keep them folded because thinking they might get damaged in traffic.

Its same as protecting your umbrella from sun and rains because it might get damaged. How can you not use something it is ment for just for protecting that thing!

People put seat covers for protecting their seats. OK, fine. But then tey place ugly 'Towels' on seats to protect the seat covers! One should ask, why dont they put bed covers also, to protect the towels, and may be new papers to protect the bed covers!

As for the RVMs, they should always be open in the traffic because the oncoming vehicle would take the margin of the protuding RVMs while passing by, thereby protecting your car!
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Totally agree with you Samurai.

I cannot drive comfortably when either of the ORVM's are folded, my car cleaner used to fold them every morning when he would clean the car, i instructed him no to do so.

One of my friend got a new bike, and he came to my home to show it to me. The bike had no mirrors, when i asked about them he replied, the bike looks good without them!!! Now come on.

Accessories that i hate.

1. Chrome lining on the wheel arches, saw one car, of which one of the chrome strip had fallen off, could see the rust below, while the rest of the car was good

2. Bumper guards, those rubber strips that are screwed in to the bumpers.

I cant think of myself drilling the bumper and bodywork for putting useless stuff.

3. Over accesorized cars, i feel that such owners have fallen to the marketing blabber of the shop owner, or have an aspiration to own an unique car and in the quest for it, asked the dukaandaar, 'bhai, sabkuch ek ek laga dalo'
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