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Motor Authotity First Drive

Discussion in 'News' started by MDR, Jul 28, 2008.

  1. SByer

    SByer '08 #383

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    The point about visibility is interesting. Given my car history (MR2, 911 ragtop), it seems "normal" to me, but it should be well taken by those used to something larger. you will need to think about what you see and who can (maybe not) see you.
     
  2. TEG

    TEG TMC Moderator

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    They used the same "go-go-go" and "squirt through traffic" clichés that I used in my mini review.
     
  3. graham

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    With regards to visibility: That was something that I had issue with as well. Even though my current car is roughly the same size as the Roadster, the visibility is not so great in comparison.

    Ordinarily, I would be happy to give up the weight and complexity of powered side mirrors - but I found myself missing the ease of being able to "joystick" them around to get a better view. It isn't a deal breaker by any means, but it is noticeable.
     
  4. vfx

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    Some great driving descriptions. The bar is set pretty high.
     
  5. MDR

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    #6 MDR, Jul 28, 2008
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    One of the conmmenters who drives an Elise recommends the Multivex Mirrors to help with the visibility issue. It will probably be one my first accesories.
     
  6. Kevin Harney

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    There was a post on this site a while back about properly adjusting your mirrors that was EXTREMELY helpful. Can't find it right now but perhaps a moderator could ...
     
  7. malcolm

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    #8 malcolm, Jul 29, 2008
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    Hint: just type the word Mirrors into the search facility at the top of the page.

    http://www.teslamotorsclub.com/cars-transportation/1217-how-do-you-adjust-your-side-mirrors.html

    Ha!
     
  8. Kevin Harney

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    still learning all of the little intricasies of the site. Thanks for the tip.
     

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