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Old 30th June 2005, 11:10   #1
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After driving around in my new Baleno, I found that I have all I could wish for in the car, driving pleasure wise. However, I have one wish that could make the overall experience even more pleasurable.

Whenever I park the car and want to close the side mirrors, I find that closing the left side mirror requires me to lean over far to the left and struggle with the damn thing. It is a little stiff and I cant exert enough leverage to close it smoothly. If there could be a mechanism with which I could close and open the mirrors without contorting myself, it would really be a great add-on.

Are there any cars that allow you to do this?
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Old 30th June 2005, 11:18   #2
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Higher segment cars come with electrically operated side rear view mirrors. They open and close at the touch of a button. Very convinient. I love the way the M3's mirrors fold neatly inside.

There is probably somebody out there already offering a solution for the same.
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get down go to the left side of the car and close it
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Old 30th June 2005, 11:29   #4
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get down go to the left side of the car and close it
Yeah, yeah, this is what I am already doing, but in some situations it would be really convenient to do it from inside. Call me a lazy bum, but wouldn't you love it?

BTW, I am slightly over 6' tall and I still am almost lying down across both seats to reach the left mirror from the inside!

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leave it open yaar, whever i close it (when parked in some narrow spot or dubious area)
i always forget to open it before i get in and then its a bloody pain!!!
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I would like to leave it open and save myself the pain, but I am always worried some gung-ho cyclist or those crazy auto drivers will damage it. I have seen plain walkers by "adjusting" the mirror to comb their hair or just admire themselves. With an electrically adjustable mirror, it makes a horrible "trrrrrkkkk" noise whenever it is moved manually. Scares me to even think of the 6500/- replacement!
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that noise is ok. new car. man i dont know why u complaining about the stretching. i am 5'8" and pretty big and do it easily!!!
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i have an even better solution-dont open it
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Old 30th June 2005, 13:12   #9
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Stryker - I suggest that you stick to the manual mirror. The motorised ones are costly to replace.....and they do get stolen....
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Hey vRS, here I am saying it is a pain to open the window, lean over and close the mirror and you are saying "stick to the manual mirror"? LOL.

I agree, it would be cheaper to replace them with manual ones but once you get used to adjusting the mirrors by pressing a button you wouldnt want to go back to good old "hand adjusted" mirrors.

Ah, when you have a piece of something good, you always end up wanting better. Human nature I guess.
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