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    Anybody else have problems with the huge blind spot in this car with the top up? Any solutions or suggestions? I am having a real hard time getting used to it.

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    Personally I like the privacy , especially with dark tinted windows . I figure hell , you got three friggin mirror's to check & see and if that ain't enough turn your head around and look if you don't trust all three mirror's . Its a small price to pay for all the advantages of a convertible . But I agree , sometimes it takes a little extra effort to make sure of whats behind you .

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    Not to be captain obvious, but wide angle mirrors are a must. I picked up some circular ones that rotate 360 degrees at autozone that I prefer over most. First thing I do when I get a new car is put on some wide angle mirrors.

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    your side mirrors... do they show your car ? waste of space of mirror... your car will always be there... make them view wider so that you barely move, you start seeing your car... this will minimize your blind spots and recommended setting for track use as well.
    I have it like that on the street and love it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fred H. View Post
    Anybody else have problems with the huge blind spot in this car with the top up? Any solutions or suggestions? I am having a real hard time getting used to it.
    My solution, always keep the top down
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    Quote Originally Posted by Y2KPewterSS View Post
    My solution, always keep the top down
    ^
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    I bumped something backing up the first week I got my vert... thank God it damage anything. Just go real slow in reverse if you can't put the top down, lol

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    if you adjust your mirrors right, while looking in your mirror, or in your peripheral vision while turning to look in the mirror... you will be able to see everything that is there.

    I love these cars cuz there is no need to shoulder check... you can see everything

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    Just takes some getting used to. As said having your mirrors adjusted helps. Parallel parking is tough sometimes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Y2KPewterSS View Post
    My solution, always keep the top down
    If it's cool at night and the wife makes me put the top up, it is a pain to see out of.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sjones69 View Post
    If it's cool at night and the wife makes me put the top up, it is a pain to see out of.
    Tell her to buy you ("THE WINDSTOP") and you'll never have to listen to her bitch again !

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    It bugs me to on an entrance ramp I take everyday. My solution was to give her a little more juice so I know no one is next to me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sjones69 View Post
    If it's cool at night and the wife makes me put the top up, it is a pain to see out of.
    Put the heat on for her and roll up the windows.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigrondownhiller View Post
    Put the heat on for her and roll up the windows.

    We have done that. It works great.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Z ROADSTER View Post
    Tell her to buy you ("THE WINDSTOP") and you'll never have to listen to her bitch again !
    Never heard of this. Where can I get one?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sjones69 View Post
    Never heard of this. Where can I get one?
    http://www.afterthoughtsauto.com/camconwin.html

    Bought mine on ebay for a lower price, so that's worth a look too

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