Date: Fri, 11 Aug 2000 09:35:14 -0500
Subject: Re: Considering a Saab for the first time---please help me decide ?

I too set the mirrors this way after having read an article from my insurance company detailing how side mirrors should be positioned. I takes a while getting used to after always having been able to see the sides of my vehicle, but it does work and you get accustomed to it after awhile. The biggest difficulty I had was learning to trust what I was seeing without the benefit of seeing the side of your car and thereby haveing a point of reference to judge distances by. Before I began adjusting the mirrors this way I was extremely nervous when driving my 9-3 convertible with the top on. The blind spot in the convertible is HUGE ! On Fri, 11 Aug 2000 12:54:23 GMT, "Keith Grider" <> wrote: >M, > >I think you get used to the key on the floor. The 9-5 seems to have a good >reputation on this list as well as on the market. > >As for the blind spot, I hold a view (pun intended) which states that the >outside mirrors should be adjusted so that you can see the blind spot. In >doing this, the fender of the car will NOT be visible in the mirror, but a >car in an adjacent lane would be! As I see it, the inside rear view mirror >shows what is in these particular angles and the outside mirrors carry on >where the inside mirror leaves off. This does take some adjustment, but is >true for all cars. I find that for cars sold in the US, the left mirror must >usually be adjusted to near its maximum limit to actually accomplish this >(due to the mandated use of flat glass which does not distort distance). >Based on my informal poll, I am in the minority of people who set the >mirrors like this. Poll conducted on the use of other people's and rental >cars requires major adjustment of the outside mirror to set it to show the >blind spot. > >just my $0.02 > >Keith Grider >"M. OHara" <maryanneoharanopsamcomnojunk> wrote in message > >> I am in the market for a new car, have always owned Volvo's, but I just do >not >> like the new S80. I've been considering a BMW 528, but hesitating....I >fear >> it's not great value, and not a wise choice for winter driving. >> >> Yesterday, I test-drove a Saab 9-5. I really liked it, and was surprised >by its >> comfort, power, and handling. The only thing I didn't care for was the >ignition >> location (do you get used to this?) and the awkward location of the window >> controls. Also, there seemed to be a bit of a blind spot when I looked >over my >> left shoulder. >> >> For some reason, I don't know anyone who owns a Saab, but it seems that >people >> love them.... any pro/con opinions and/or advice would be really helpful. >> >> Thank you. >

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