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At first I thought they were a joke. I traded in a Tacoma for a Mustang and the blind spots on this car is ridiculous. After a few days and adjusting the mirrors I find it very useful. I still shoulder check but I use this blind spot mirror first then shoulder check. I learned to use it properly and now I love it.

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How is that an advantage? Aside from looking better I don't see how a smaller mirror with reduced viewing area is a good thing.


My thoughts exactly.
Its a styling and aerodynamics advantage at least for Ford to be smaller especially on trucks, I also have an Explorer got to be the smallest mirror on an SUV.

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Easy to get rid of them. The 2010's don't have them. Just order 2x 2010 mirror glasses and swap them. Easy fix. 2010 mirrors are identical to 2011+ (well the whole car is the same, except the drive train)

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Love mine, especially since I have louvers and can't see out of the windows


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I use mine all the time.

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I think they are great - especially when changing lanes quickly. With them I can see anything near the side of the car.

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Maybe you're thinking of the mirror in the wrong way. Think of the as next-lane-over mirrors. If you adjust the mirror so you don't really see the side of the car and use the rear view mirror to see what is behind you, these mirrors will shoot right down the lane next to you. Perfect. No car will get between where you can see and the car so don't worry that it's out too far. This allows you to see more of what is next to you and the extra mirror enhances that. I actually love these little guys.
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I'll give them another shot. I'm only at 1900 miles so I'll try to make them work. I'm just used to blind spot mirrors showing the blind spot right next to the car, not 2 or 3 lanes over. Nice to know I can swap 2010 mirrors if I don't learn to like them. Thanks for all replies.
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Sounds like those mirrors are new to the american driver....they are standard on every car in europe. I love them! I drove a Edge for the last years and it had some kind of light inside the mirror that came on when there was a car in the blind spot and i hated those so much.
Just adjust the mirrors like you would adjust every other car mirror and it will always show you the blind spot.
I dont understand how people cant like them. :-)
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Sounds like those mirrors are new to the american driver....they are standard on every car in europe. I love them! I drove a Edge for the last years and it had some kind of light inside the mirror that came on when there was a car in the blind spot and i hated those so much.
Just adjust the mirrors like you would adjust every other car mirror and it will always show you the blind spot.
I dont understand how people cant like them. :-)
my 2011 Edge has the blind spot monitoring as you describe and i MUCH prefer the actual mirrors like on the mustang. i've contemplated buying small blind spot mirrors to put on and then not deal with the light.

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These are easily the best mirrors I've ever had. I never have to worry about someone being missed in any blind spot. I love them.

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^^^^^^^+1 I did noticed that driving at night spot mirrors take awhile to get use to.
Using them at night on a busy freeway is nearly impossible with all the headlight glare. Can't tell how far away adjacent cars are. During the day, they work great and I trust them without having to look over my shoulder. I give them a thumbs up.

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Maybe you're thinking of the mirror in the wrong way. Think of the as next-lane-over mirrors. If you adjust the mirror so you don't really see the side of the car and use the rear view mirror to see what is behind you, these mirrors will shoot right down the lane next to you. Perfect. No car will get between where you can see and the car so don't worry that it's out too far. This allows you to see more of what is next to you and the extra mirror enhances that. I actually love these little guys.
Most people like me adjust the side mirrors so the side of the car is visible, so maybe this is the trick. However the inserts are so small if you don't like 'em, it's easy to ignore them.
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The correct way to align car mirrors is described here: Adjusting Your Mirrors Correctly

I have always done it that way until I found that the blind spot mirrors on the Mustang point much too far to the side. So I adjusted the outside mirrors inward just a little and now find the blind spot mirrors somewhat useful - in daylight... at night they are just a useless area of the mirror to be ignored.

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I love the mirrors on my '13 stang. Get them adjusted right and you can see if somebody is in your blind spot at all times. I still look over my shoulder before changing lanes. Its just a good habit to get into.



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