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post #1 of 29 (permalink) Old 04-08-2019, 11:10 PM Thread Starter
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Side mirrors not at the same angle left vs right

Just wondering if other owners notice the same thing. The passenger mirror of my 4C is angled more towards the body of the car than the driver’s side mirror. In other words, they are not symmetrical. Is it just me or is this normal?
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Angle from which the driver looks through them is also different.

But I couldn’t tell you if it’s normal or not without looking carfully.

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Mine are the same!

I checked using an angle finder/bevel thingy

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This is like this on a bunch if my other cars, maybe a design thing?
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Best way to tell if itís purposely done...compare them between left hand drive and right hand drive cars. If the mirror opposite the driver is angled in more on both, then you have your answer.


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Have U guys ever noticed that the passenger side has a nipple on the bottom while the driver side does not 🤔
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Have U guys ever noticed that the passenger side has a nipple on the bottom while the driver side does not 🤔
You may have to fit a clear bra?

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Different angles on the 4C and on some cars they are in different positions, because you're at a different angle to each mirror, and one way to keep them small is to angle them. Also, the closer (more forward) the seating is to the position of the mirror, the more important the angle be tailored a bit. Oversized mirrors have more room for error.

Semi-related: I spent a considerable time once in the early days of the internet on some message board explaining why objects in the passenger mirror need to smaller than they are, which requires the message of 'objects in mirror are closer than they appear'. Hopefully, we don't go down a similar path.


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Best way to tell if it’s purposely done...compare them between left hand drive and right hand drive cars. If the mirror opposite the driver is angled in more on both, then you have your answer.

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Need the help of our UK friends to comment on this. Just by looking at pictures on the Internet, it looks to me only the coupes are having this characteristic.
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Different angles on the 4C and on some cars they are in different positions, because you're at a different angle to each mirror, and one way to keep them small is to angle them. Also, the closer (more forward) the seating is to the position of the mirror, the more important the angle be tailored a bit. Oversized mirrors have more room for error.

Semi-related: I spent a considerable time once in the early days of the internet on some message board explaining why objects in the passenger mirror need to smaller than they are, which requires the message of 'objects in mirror are closer than they appear'. Hopefully, we don't go down a similar path.

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