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Old 12-20-2013, 09:30 AM   #91
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Comparing them to GC mirrors (and many other cars) they protrude from the door so oddly and don't match or line up with anything. Now automotive designers decided to put a small triangular window in the corner, I assume to increase visibility (doubt it makes a difference though I don't think I've driven a car with these mirrors) and stuck the mirror against the door in a goofy fashion. Just my opinion, they don't look good and don't need to not look good. Like going out of your way to make something look worse. The old design wasn't broke, why fix it?
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Old 12-20-2013, 03:24 PM   #92
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There's dozens of cars that have this implemented. Visibility issues are probably the main reason, but foreign and domestic brands have been doing this for quite some time... and they still are.

Subaru started this design on the '12 Impreza. It's made it's way onto every new vehicle design since then. XV Crosstrek, BRZ, Forester, now the new WRX and soon-to-be the new Outback and Legacy.
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Old 12-20-2013, 03:49 PM   #93
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I don't think it's for visibility. I think it's probably so they can make a smaller side window. This way, when the side window is rolled down, it leaves an empty space where you can mount larger speakers. None of those speaker clearance issues we have with the GCs. If they mounted the mirror there, they would end up with a larger side window or a tiny sliver of a glass that doesn't roll down.

That's the only conclusion I could come up with. It's definitely not for visibility.
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Old 04-03-2014, 07:53 PM   #94
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good grief I want one of these badly
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Old 04-03-2014, 08:14 PM   #95
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Me too, Big. Me too.
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I also have a keen liking to the 2015 STI. Have you guys seen the, what I believe to be photoshopped, 2015 wagon? I like it.

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^id rock a STi wagon if i can sell both my cars.
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the wagon isn't going to happen.
stop trying to make it happen.

THAT BEING SAID I WANT A BLUE ONE.

I really wanted to splurge for the STi.
but now im slowly being convinced to get a wrx.
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^STi...because brembos, moar rigid chassis, DCCD...and every bro is gonna have a WRX.
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^STi...because brembos, moar rigid chassis, DCCD...and every bro is gonna have a WRX.
I know this. but extra $10,000.

when they start tuning the new motor they are going to be as fast as a sti

hmmmmmm......
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