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post #16 of 62 (permalink) Old 04-20-2019, 01:17 PM
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200 dollars is a steep price to pay for something u rarely use...and that is just for one side. I personally was never a fan of the enlarged mirror. I liked the 1970-72 GM mirrors that were installed as OEM.
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Mike, did you ever try them on a car. I was the same way until I put them on the car. If you remember correctly I only bought them to PO a certain poster. I put them on a garbage can initially just to make him more angry. After about three months, I was putting the smoker package option in (I have never smoked, but it was another Opel GT option) and decided to stick the driver side on. I liked the look, but when looking thru it fell in love with the mirror. Nothing like the stock mirrors. Much larger view area and seems to have a different bend to the glass to make it see a wider area behind you.

I put them on and Robotech did not notice them, I had to tell him I did it. Have never had anyone say they were different. They fit the car I guess is what I am saying. My wife does not back up a car. It normally ends up a disaster, no matter what she is backing up. Wiped out three of our vehicles in one fatal swoop. lol Good mirrors are a must.

As far as rarely use, I use mine continuously. Far more than the rear view mirror. I guess because of driving vans and trucks with blocked rear view made me more conscious of the side mirrors.

I honestly would never drive my car without these mirrors. This will be my third set and would be open to buying another passenger window to make it four sets. They are that much better than the original Sky mirrors.
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200 dollars is a steep price to pay for something u rarely use.. .
Ok, I can see if I was saying this, since I rarely drive the sky, but yours is your Daily Driver right.. how do you drive and rarely use your side mirrors, don't you ever change lanes?

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........ how do you drive and rarely use your side mirrors, don't you ever change lanes?
I have driven around a lot of people that change lanes frequently (and rapidly), but don't appear to ever use their mirrors. It is a major reason that I sold my motorcycle.

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Here in SoCal most just turn on their signal and go. We also have motorcycles splitting lanes. Meaning they come flying thru between cars on the freeway or any multiple lane roads. We also have people that refuse to leave the left hand lane. Will run slower than the main line of traffic. I drove over to Phoenix last weekend, and without doubt, the California drivers were far and away the worst drivers on the road.

I could not drive the Sky with out the side mirrors. I have driven the two NA"s I have with the standard mirrors and it looks like your looking thru a peep hole comparatively.
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On the value and use of auto mirrors, I worked most of my working years with a company who stressed safe driving almost as a primary religion. A driving test/meeting about it every 12 months, sometimes including observed driving. We were ingrained to continually check the rear view mirrors. So my belief is not using your mirrors would undoubtedly lead to mishaps and incidents.

Also, the convex mirror is most desirable because it gives you a wider view of all things in the lane(s) behind. Thus the benefit of the convex mirror addition is a bit obvious.

So haven't we come down to cost and appearance? The SKY swap mirror at $200 being sought after, might be an expensive investment (if you can find one/two) verses the circular 1 1/2" convex add-on feature to your existing mirror from AutoZone. I think we know how that will price out, especially after departing the paint shop. And since I don't possess an enhanced right hand mirror now, I don't believe I'll invest in the left side betting on the come of the right side mirror. (might it be a better bet to just visit the casino? ) OK, just too practical!
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, I don't believe I'll invest in the left side betting on the come of the right side mirror. (might it be a better bet to just visit the casino? ) OK, just too practical!
But if back when source one had the passenger mirrors, I had bought a few, I could have a set and sell the extra's to recoup my cost.

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Tell you what, guys...

I looked for a very long time for the GMPP brake fluid reservoir and there it was hiding in plain sight because no one asked the right questions and found the right person. Same with these mirrors. The seller is a good and fair person, which is high praise from me as it is rare. I have no idea where Bob scored his passenger mirrors but apparently a group did show up on eBay some years back. Whether that was the source for Bob I've no idea. These were not on my radar back then. It was several posts of his I ran across researching Solstice and Sky related information that brought the 2010 big mirror to my attention.

Sometimes stuff just appears. This group of mirrors is such an event.

Now, all that said...I'm now also looking for a passenger side and...sacrilege... they will go on my GXP Solstice and it will most likely be the only one on the planet so equipped. Pretty much for all the reasons Bob stated about angle of view, not bragging rights. So, if someone is sitting on one they'd like to recoup some money on, I am a serious buyer BUT...I do not do bidding wars, so if you are fair and serious, get in touch. Like the truth used to be, these mirrors are (or may be ) out there.

Thanks to all and to all a good Easter. You can remember this one as the year the bunny brought mirrors.

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........ they will go on my GXP Solstice .....
Have you worked out how to adapt Sky mirrors to a Solstice?

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It can be done JohnWR, Hoosier has done it. I guess a little tougher, but possible.

Before these were found Richard, there were only 4 sets confirmed, world wide. I have two of them. I did buy a passenger side mirror from Source One, so this is what I have been waiting for. I did not buy a bunch of them though. My error I guess. But I am not about making money off of this stuff. I just feel they are such a safety improvement everyone should have them. For me they make that much difference. Norbert GT saw the 2010 Opel with them, and he actually sat in the car and like me, was totally amazed.

Marvic was the individual that bought them at the plant closing party. He bought three sets, I bought 2 sets and a guy from Texas bought the other set. 1 set I guess went on the only 2010 Opel GT to make it to Europe. I don't think Marvic ever put them on his car.

I will revive the post every so often so those that bought the passenger side are aware of the driver side being available. Will let you know if I hear of anyone with the passenger mirror. They were on Source one for quite awhile if I remember correctly.
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Much larger view area and seems to have a different bend to the glass to make it see a wider area behind you.
The wide angle glass on mirrors is common on EU-spec cars. I did a quick search and I found these stick-on covers that promise to give you the same effect for the 07-09 mirrors. My Saab has the wide-angle glass as standard and yeah, it's useful, I guess?

To be honest I think the stock mirrors work fine, though. I reverse into a tight spot where I must park the car about 6" from a wall on the passenger side to park it, and it hasn't been a problem.
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So, if someone is sitting on one they'd like to recoup some money on, I am a serious buyer BUT...I do not do bidding wars, so if you are fair and serious, get in touch. Like the truth used to be, these mirrors are (or may be ) out there.
I do bidding wars, best way to determine a fair price and serious buyers. Not those looking to buy low at what they think is a "fair" price.

Oh and I'll be interested in a passenger mirror.

Problem with a fixed price.. MM thinks $200 is a rip off, richard thinks its a fair price.. some think its a low price.

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I had several old messages when this was going on. Offering me close to 1000.00 for a confirmed set. Had no thought of selling them then, and none now.

With these you have almost double the mirror space, the EU spec doubled. I don't care about the backing, I care about the freeway speeds and the motorcycles splitting traffic. The wife needs the mirrors when she backs up, she hates the stock mirrors. The Uglyrock will get a set of these now. Again thanks Richard!!
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I have had them on the cars for so long, they look totally normal. I can virtually guarantee, you would not notice them on a car if the person who had them did not tell you. In our club, San Diego Sky and Solstice Roadsters, my nick name is Mr. Mod. Eric the president of the club always inspects my car to see what I have done. He spent 20 minutes looking at it and never noticed them. He has a Solstice NA and a GXP Coupe. They don't stand out in any way.

I honestly only put them on to see how they would look. I thought they were too big, ad would look out of place. But once they were on, no way were they ever coming off. I might try to take some pictures of the difference from the view in the car. Doubt it will work, but might.

The more sets that are put together the less valuable the three I have are, but as I have said many times, it is a safety improvement. Every one of our cars should have came with them. I would bet if the car had made it another two years, they would have been on the car.

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One of the reasons I stopped coming on here sooo much was because I buy things I don't need...like a Euro Spec LH mirror! Thanks skersfan!


Now anybody got a RH Euro spec mirror for sale???

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