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who knows the reason for small mirror???

i was always wooundering why they used to put small mirrors on passats, a4s, and a6s in early 98ts.
do any of you know????:banghead: :banghead:
 

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What do you mean by small mirrors? Do you mean you can't see as wide a view as you would like? I don't know why they did that, but I do know the blue aspherical mirrors sold at Dubstop.com cured my blind spot issues instantly. I think I'd cry if I had to go back to the stock mirrors.
 

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because in europe they drive on that side of the car.:p
my A4 had it and i never noticed after a week of owning it.
 

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thats what i am talking about.that is the driver side there.;)
they sit on that side of the car, no need for a giant mirror, small skinny streets and what-not.:lol:
more attentive drivers also im guessing.
 

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I think it was to piss you off.
Note that just a decade ago many cars didn't even have passenger mirrors.
 

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lol i was joking...
point made.
i have no clue why they do it but i never noticed after a week like i said.
 

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I think it was to piss you off.
Note that just a decade ago many cars didn't even have passenger mirrors.
yae thats true. in NY you cant tint your rear windows if you dont have the passenger side mirror... (last winter i had this winter beater (honda civic "van") it didnt have the passenger side mirror (dam i did not see a car taking so much beating, the true meaning of winter beater)
th big mirror was my first mod on my passat...
 

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lol i was joking...
point made.
i have no clue why they do it but i never noticed after a week like i said.
no, but it pisswed me off so much that my friend had a big mirror on his 99 b5 and i had this small piece of shit, its not like i couldnt see anything in it, but its just massed up to all 98 b5 owners.
i think we should make a big law suite out of this issue...
what do you think ah????:confused: :confused: :confused:
 

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When I was in Japan I seen cars with the side mirrors mounted half-way between the front windshield and the head lights on the hood!

Also I owned a 280c mercedes Euro version with no passanger side mirror
 

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I still don't know the reason why we have the smaller passenger mirror over here (excluding UK). It was sold on B5/B5.5 Passats until late 2004. After that VW changed to the symmetrical mirrors with integrated turnlights.

I never liked the assymetrical "Nemo" look but took the other road and got me a small driver side mirror instead of a larger passenger one.
 
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