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Offline 320dsport-mk6gti

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Curved mirror glass???
« on: 27 March 2010, 09:56 »
Hi,

I took delivery of my new golf gti this week and have been driving around with permanent grin affixed ever since - it's an awesome car!

Only one thing has been annoying me - the passenger side mirror glass is flat so doesn't give a good enough field of view for my liking - does anyone know if VW does a curved option like on the drivers side?

Will put some photos up once I've given it a wash!


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Re: Curved mirror glass???
« Reply #1 on: 27 March 2010, 11:20 »
If they don't, just order a left-hand-drive driver's side mirror.

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Re: Curved mirror glass???
« Reply #2 on: 27 March 2010, 20:50 »
Just get used to it.

It's part of the Golf and it's done for a reason.


Not sure which car you had before but they are all different.
Curved glass on the passenger side - not sure how safe or legal that is.
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Offline 320dsport-mk6gti

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Re: Curved mirror glass???
« Reply #3 on: 27 March 2010, 22:20 »
My previous car was a 3 series BMW, that had curved mirror glass on both sides and after being used to that for four years it just seems a bit strange driving without it. Prior to the BMW I had a sucession of alfas, think the 156's had curved glass but the 145's didn't?

As for the legality of it I can remember my grandad had a fiat uno years ago that didn't even have a passenger side wing mirror as it was an option that hadn't been ticked so I'm sure it would be fine!

Good thinking with the LHD - hadn't thought of that - I'll investigate with VW next week & post prices up here.

Offline flc1962

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Re: Curved mirror glass???
« Reply #4 on: 28 March 2010, 17:24 »
My previous car was a 3 series BMW, that had curved mirror glass on both sides and after being used to that for four years it just seems a bit strange driving without it. Prior to the BMW I had a sucession of alfas, think the 156's had curved glass but the 145's didn't?

As for the legality of it I can remember my grandad had a fiat uno years ago that didn't even have a passenger side wing mirror as it was an option that hadn't been ticked so I'm sure it would be fine!

Good thinking with the LHD - hadn't thought of that - I'll investigate with VW next week & post prices up here.
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Offline Snoopy

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Re: Curved mirror glass???
« Reply #5 on: 28 March 2010, 17:28 »
So did mine. :embarassed: A 1981 mk1 golf 1.1C
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Re: Curved mirror glass???
« Reply #6 on: 29 March 2010, 07:21 »
So did mine. :embarassed: A 1981 mk1 golf 1.1C

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