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Re: 2001 Z3 blind spot (archive)

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Posted by smalloy on March 01, 2001 at 15:49:59:

In Reply to: 2001 Z3 blind spot posted by West on March 01, 2001 at 15:17:52:

Has any one come up with a good solution to the sometimes scary blind spot to the driver's left rear?

Same solution I had in my previous car ('95 Rx-7) which had a similar blind spot. Don't know how "good" it is.

Angle the drivers-side side mirror so that it covers the blind spot. This is somewhat disconcerting since you can no longer see any of your car in the side mirror, and have to convince yourself that it's okay.

I also have developed the habit of leaning forward while looking in the driver's side mirror to sweep the blind spot before changing lanes.

Also keep in mind that speeding up before changing lanes keeps your blind spot clear. Of course, this works on a freeway, and not so much in traffic.

I've also considered getting a small convex mirror to adhere to the surface of the car's side mirror, but I've yet to find one that looks good (no cracker-jack toys on MY car!), is well made, and provides the coverage I want.

Let me know what you find.

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