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I'm looking to order a Hyundai Sonata Turbo as soon as they are available. THis weekend by chance I got another opportunity to drive around in a friend's rented SOnata. I didn't realize it in the test drives, but this weekend it seemed the rear view mirror blocked a significant portion of my site lines. Has anyone else noticed this? I was directly in my line of site at intersections, as I would look to my left. I had to duck down to see if another car was there or coming. Anyone else have this issue, o you get used to it?
 

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Side mirror or rear view mirror mounted on the windshield? I am confused how you were looking left and having to duck? You are a US member so no chance this is a RHD car.

Could you clarify?
 

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i'm unsure what you are talking about. I think the mirror might be a bit oversized for the back window but not by that much. If you are seated properly, the rvm on the front winshield shouldn't block any more than it "normally" would.

but can you please clairify. I'm not sure how looking left would cause the RVM to be in your way.
 

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Monday morning stupidity. I meant to say when I look to my right. I'm five ten, seat lowered and the rear view mirror is directly in my line of site. Granted, I am use to SUVs. minivans with larger windshields, but it's crazy how much of the forward view it blocks.
 

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QUOTE (hrustar @ Aug 23 2010, 10:42 AM) index.php?act=findpost&pid=351321
Monday morning stupidity. I meant to say when I look to my right. I'm five ten, seat lowered and the rear view mirror is directly in my line of site. Granted, I am use to SUVs. minivans with larger windshields, but it's crazy how much of the forward view it blocks.
Its gotta be a situation with what you're used to.

I am also 5'10" and found the rear view mirror to be no more intrusive than any other similarly sized car, although I could see if you were used to SUVs and vans, the mirror on those is probably higher in your field of view.

Try driving a low to the ground sports car. In those cars the rear view mirror is dead even with your eyeballs! :) Its just something you get used to.
 

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QUOTE (hrustar @ Aug 23 2010, 11:42 AM) index.php?act=findpost&pid=351321
Monday morning stupidity. I meant to say when I look to my right. I'm five ten, seat lowered and the rear view mirror is directly in my line of site. Granted, I am use to SUVs. minivans with larger windshields, but it's crazy how much of the forward view it blocks.
AH! Ok, that makes more sense. I do see this situation with most cars I drive and I am just a shade shy of 6'. I take advantage of the double joint on the mirror. What I do is bend it all the way to the "top" (close to the roof) using the joint closest to the windshield and the pivot the mirror back down with the joint closest to the mirror. You can open up a LOT of visibility that way.
 

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I'm close to 5.11 I don't notice much obstruction, but i am leaned back and the seat is down. I'll have to check again when i'm with my baby. I'm on business travel. they gave me a '10 sonata at the rental place, but it's not the same.

I didn't realize the RVM moved at the "mirror" level and at the "windshield" level.

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QUOTE (psuath @ Aug 23 2010, 01:53 PM) index.php?act=findpost&pid=351352
I'm close to 5.11 I don't notice much obstruction, but i am leaned back and the seat is down. I'll have to check again when i'm with my baby. I'm on business travel. they gave me a '10 sonata at the rental place, but it's not the same.

I didn't realize the RVM moved at the "mirror" level and at the "windshield" level.

Thanks!
Yup, it does. I move the joint at the windshield to make the arm from the windshield to the mirror "almost" (note the quotes) parallel to the windshield and the mirror joint to move the mirror back into a usable position. Obviously you would make small adjustments, but that's the premise of the idea.
 

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Yep, you guys got to it -

the mirror is adjustable.


You certainly can adjust it down enough to be bothersome, that's for sure.
 

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Since reading this thread the other day, I noticed that when I drive my F-150, the rear view bothers me more than when I am in the Sonata. I hadn't noticed that before (never thought about it or paid attention I guess) but in the truck I do find myself looking under the mirror. Not going to adjust it though as that is what my wife drives to work and she isn't as tall as I am.
 

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Yesterday i got another chance to sit in a Sonata. Re-adjustment made a big difference. Not sure why it didn't dawn on me before. You can push the mirror up almost to the headliner and tilt it down to see out the back window. Much better.
 

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QUOTE (hrustar @ Aug 25 2010, 02:23 PM) index.php?act=findpost&pid=351916
Yesterday i got another chance to sit in a Sonata. Re-adjustment made a big difference. Not sure why it didn't dawn on me before. You can push the mirror up almost to the headliner and tilt it down to see out the back window. Much better.
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QUOTE (cowpiezzzz @ Aug 25 2010, 02:01 PM) index.php?act=findpost&pid=351912
Since reading this thread the other day, I noticed that when I drive my F-150, the rear view bothers me more than when I am in the Sonata. I hadn't noticed that before (never thought about it or paid attention I guess) but in the truck I do find myself looking under the mirror. Not going to adjust it though as that is what my wife drives to work and she isn't as tall as I am.
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