Date: Thu, 20 Jan 2005 08:58:12 -0500
From: "The Malt Hound" <uctraingSPAM-ME-NEVERnospamanet.com> wrote in message 
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> On Sun, 16 Jan 2005 19:23:52 -0500, Len Gerstel <lgerstelnospams.com>
> wrote:
>
>>As to the visibility, i am ready for that also. As part of my job I
>>drive a 24' truck, so I am very used to relying on my mirrors.
>
> With the top up,  it has the worst blind spot of any car I've
> ever driven... even using the mirrors. I bought one of those little
> round super concave mirrors as a supplement for the right side. That
> helps, at least in the day. At night the ability to detect distance
> is marginal.
>
> I don't like driving my Saab in the city because of this problem. I
> will usually take my other car, even though I like driving it much
> less.
>
> During the warm weather, a 'vert is outstanding to drive in the city
> with the top down. In fact, if you keep your top down 50% of the time
> during the year, average visibility for the full year is very good :-)

Agreed.  The average visibility would be good,
however, it's the standard deviation that causes accidents.
;-)

-Fred W 

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