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Old Nov 14th 2017, 10:46 am
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is it worth having the 'blind spot' option in a car?
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Old Nov 14th 2017, 11:03 am
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Originally Posted by mission View Post
is it worth having the 'blind spot' option in a car?
WTF is that? Differently angled bit of mirror on the wing mirror? Or some electronic sensor / beeping or whatever?

Personally I just look in my mirror and then over my shoulder old school styleeee. Seems to work fine.
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If you mean the orange light that illuminates when someone is in your blind spot, I had it on a previous car but never relied on it, always still looked over my shoulder. Certainly not worth paying extra money for.
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I had the option put in - as I tend to be a lazy driver sometimes trying to juggle cigarettes and coffee and driving at the same time and be aware of mad Egyptian/Indian drivers who seem intent on coming close to me ~!
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Old Nov 14th 2017, 11:15 am
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Originally Posted by jam25mack View Post
WTF is that? Differently angled bit of mirror on the wing mirror? Or some electronic sensor / beeping or whatever?

Personally I just look in my mirror and then over my shoulder old school styleeee. Seems to work fine.
it's usually a yellow triangle that 'flashes' on your side mirrors when someone is in your blind spot in the lane next to you.
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I have it on the new motor and it's handy if I'm honest.

Originally Posted by jam25mack View Post
Personally I just look in my mirror and then over my shoulder old school styleeee. Seems to work fine.
**** looking over your shoulder, just lean forward. Changes the angle of the mirror and stops you having to face the wrong way.

Originally Posted by UKCityGent View Post
I had the option put in - as I tend to be a lazy driver sometimes trying to juggle cigarettes and coffee and driving at the same time and be aware of mad Egyptian/Indian drivers who seem intent on coming close to me ~!
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yes but not to rely on fully
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Originally Posted by Gavtek View Post
If you mean the orange light that illuminates when someone is in your blind spot, I had it on a previous car but never relied on it, always still looked over my shoulder. Certainly not worth paying extra money for.
yep thats the one i mean...the number of times i have had close shaves because i didn't see the car in my blind spot, makes me wonder whether its worth having it added in.

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I had the option put in - as I tend to be a lazy driver sometimes trying to juggle cigarettes and coffee and driving at the same time and be aware of mad Egyptian/Indian drivers who seem intent on coming close to me ~!
do you recall how much you paid for it,
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Originally Posted by Scamp View Post
I have it on the new motor and it's handy if I'm honest.



**** looking over your shoulder, just lean forward. Changes the angle of the mirror and stops you having to face the wrong way.
i've alwasy looked over my should like JAM describes -
never thought to lean forward and see the angle on the side mirror.
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You've lasted this long without it...

I have it on my car, and it's switched off.
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Originally Posted by Millhouse View Post
You've lasted this long without it...

I have it on my car, and it's switched off.
exactly what my bro said
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Originally Posted by mission View Post

do you recall how much you paid for it,
if you don't mind sharing that, no worries if you rather not say
It was part and parcel of the full options package (as a standalone package it costs about $3000 in KWI)
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Once you use it, you will start to rely on it, just like a reversing camera
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Old Nov 14th 2017, 12:14 pm
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Originally Posted by Scamp View Post
**** looking over your shoulder, just lean forward. Changes the angle of the mirror and stops you having to face the wrong way.
I have a bike licence so the whole doing a 'life saver' look is ingrained into me. Not many second chances on a bike.

I probably do the lean forward thing too... not really sure, its all automatic.
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Probably worth it on a coupe (M2) with restricted 3/4 view. Bahtatgirl hates the 4 series mainly for that reason (and it's a GC, so not even as bad as the 2-door).

But do they work? People's settings of rear view and door mirrors vary, so one person's blind spot may not be another's...
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