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This has bothered me from the start, but never got around to posting about it. It seems like the rear view mirror sits right in my line of vision as I look at the middle of the windshield. This seems dangerous on right turns. I was thinking of moving it up and mounting it in the middle of the area where the windshield is tinted, but I'm not sure if I would be able to clean up the stock spot well.
 

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It bothered me as well when I test drove the car, but after owning it for a year, it just doesn't concern me any longer. You'll get used to it. Lower your seat as low as it will go.
 

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Just to confirm, the rear view mirror is mounted about one inch below the lowest point of the tinted area on everyone's 08-09?
 

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Have you tried pushing the mirror up as high as it will go? There is a little arm with two joints and it will elevate the mirror a bit. I too have noticed that it's low for my taste.
 

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I've never noticed, but I'm only 5'11 and I have the seat as low as it will go. Now that I've read this thread I will probably notice how low it is and it will bother me from now on. Thanks.
 

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Agreed, it has also driven me nuts since day one. It sits like halfway down the windshield, I don't get it. I've adjusted it up as high as possible. Still way lower than the GD.
 

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Have you tried pushing the mirror up as high as it will go? There is a little arm with two joints and it will elevate the mirror a bit. I too have noticed that it's low for my taste.
Ah, I didn't notice the two joints before. I lowered my seat to the lowest point and raised the rear view mirror to the highest, and it's helped a lot. At least it doesn't block my view now. Thanks for the suggestions.
 

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yea, it is a big pain in the ass compared to how my 05 was.. just remove it.. :lol: mine fell down and i havent put it back in yet (the dealer has the parts needed, but i havent had a chance to go have them fix it).. ive actually gotten used to the nice big widescreen windshield with not mirror.. and when i get into my mazda, its like "oh yea... rear view mirror..."
 

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It definitely obstructs vision unless I duck my head down... too lazy to remove it and not sure what would dissolve that glue and clean off the glass.
 

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^ plus there is a black patch of tint/paint on the windshield that the mirror actually mounts to... I guess it is a guide for placement or helps with adhesion. It is a good bit smaller than the mirror base, though, so it looks like there is room to slide the mirror up ~ 3/4" without exposing it. I'll probably pull it off and try moving it when the weather gets decent.
 

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YES! OMG! :wtf:

I drive up some switchbacks every morning on my way to work. I have to drop my head almost all the way to the side to see under the damn thing on the right-handers. I keep it adjusted all the way up (yes, both joints on the arm) and am shocked that there's still a great view out the back. Before I put some corbeau seats in my old Escort, I had to keep the mirror (same sort of mount as the GR) pushed to the ceiling.. which would hinder the view out the rear since the angle from mirror to rear window meant I was mostly looking at the ground 10' behind the car.. as opposed to traffic. The view out the rear of the GR is nearly perfect with the mirror at the top.

I'm 6'2" and mostly torso (think, far less trim version of Michael Phelps) and I keep the seat all the way down .. at most, two pumps up from the bottom. I've got ample headroom.. but the view (between the mirror and the thick A-pillars) sucks.

I just went out and measured.. the top of my '99 2.5RS's mirror is 2.25" below the headliner. It's non adjustable, attached to the roof of the car (breakaway). The only problem I've ever had with my rearview on the RS was getting used to the wing following me everywhere. :rofl: The top of the mirror in my GR is 3.25" below the headliner at the top of the adjustment range. Rediculous. :eek2:
 
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