ivh wrote:Hello! I'm new to the club, I got a 2013 Leaf a few weeks ago and very happy with it so far. It's the basic S but with the fast-charge and rear-camera. Someone imported it from California to Sweden earlier this year, so I'm exepcting to lose the first capacity bar soon in this colder climate.
Anyway, the reason I write is one of the few things I find annoying. The outside rear-view mirrors, both left and right, are very magnifying instead of wide-angle, which means that there is no way to use them for seeing cars in adjacent lanes. Is this an American thing?
Beats me. FWIW, I live in California and have only ever leased ('13 Leaf SV w/both packages) and owned a Leaf (used '13 SV w/premium) in California. I noticed nothing unusual about either of the outside mirrors vs. all other cars I've owned.
The used '13 I mentioned is my current and primary car. I've put more than 24K miles on it and just under 24K miles on my former leased one.
I've been using the technique at https://www.cartalk.com/content/avoiding-blind-spot
since maybe late 2003 on all my cars. My mirrors are basically turned pretty far outwards. I had to due to the huge blind spots in the corners of my former 04 Nissan 350Z that I got in Sept 03. As such, I got used to this and do this on every car I drive.