hackdroot wrote:I'm tall, so I love the headroom in the leaf. My only problem is the rear view mirror. I have a tall torso and sit very high. The rear view mirror blocks out cars, pedestrians...etc as it's in my direct line of sight. This is a physique problem though and one I solved in my old Acura by removing the rear view mirror. Relocating the mirrors in both vehicles is not trivial either.
You should try a Prius, '06 for sure! I have the exact problem, the rear view mirror is a major blind spot, very unsafe for me. In fact if I'm driving and in the slow lane and a car comes down a freeway on-ramp my wife always advises me of it. Otherwise I'd never see it, until they were basically on top of me If
it were my car I'd rip the damn thing out, as said it's a MAJOR blindspot for me. I've also thought of remounting it as high as I could, which would make it much better. But as you said, moving the mirror is easier said than done and as my wife drives it 95% of the time and it doesn't effect her in the least, I've left it alone. It makes me wonder if it's why the British cars in particular liked to mount the rearview mirror to the dash, no blind spot there
I must be just low enough to not have the Leaf mirror block my vision, the Prius is right in the way for me