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Old 25 Dec 2006, 12:29 pm   #1 (permalink)
Udi
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I just baught a Toyota Camry 2002.
I was surprised to learn that the side mirrors can not be folded in.
I can't believe that the biggest car company in the world does not know
how to make the side mirrors fold in.
Also, reading other posts in this group, I see that many owners have
their side mirrors broken because they can not fold.

Anyone know if I can replace the original mirrors with folding ones?

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Old 25 Dec 2006, 01:27 pm   #2 (permalink)
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"Udi" <yxe_98@yahoo.com> wrote in message
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>I just baught a Toyota Camry 2002.
> I was surprised to learn that the side mirrors can not be folded in.
> I can't believe that the biggest car company in the world does not know
> how to make the side mirrors fold in.
> Also, reading other posts in this group, I see that many owners have
> their side mirrors broken because they can not fold.
>
> Anyone know if I can replace the original mirrors with folding ones?


They know how to do it, but it cost them more, so they don't.

Interestingly, they remove (or don't install) the side view mirrors on the
cars sent from Japan so they can fit more cars on the ships. The dealers
have to put them back on.


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Old 25 Dec 2006, 02:46 pm   #3 (permalink)
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Mark A wrote:
> "Udi" <yxe_98@yahoo.com> wrote in message
> news:1167071378.866879.124770@i12g2000cwa.googlegr oups.com...
> >I just baught a Toyota Camry 2002.
> > I was surprised to learn that the side mirrors can not be folded in.
> > I can't believe that the biggest car company in the world does not know
> > how to make the side mirrors fold in.
> > Also, reading other posts in this group, I see that many owners have
> > their side mirrors broken because they can not fold.
> >
> > Anyone know if I can replace the original mirrors with folding ones?

>
> They know how to do it, but it cost them more, so they don't.
>
> Interestingly, they remove (or don't install) the side view mirrors on the
> cars sent from Japan so they can fit more cars on the ships. The dealers
> have to put them back on.


Cheap bastards.

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Old 25 Dec 2006, 04:16 pm   #4 (permalink)
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On Mon, 25 Dec 2006 10:29:38 -0800, Udi wrote:

> I just baught a Toyota Camry 2002.
> I was surprised to learn that the side mirrors can not be folded in. I
> can't believe that the biggest car company in the world does not know how
> to make the side mirrors fold in. Also, reading other posts in this group,
> I see that many owners have their side mirrors broken because they can not
> fold.
>
> Anyone know if I can replace the original mirrors with folding ones?



Interestin...they did.

My Corolla GTS (1985) has folding mirrors, but I don't think my '95 Tercel
did. My '85 Celica did, but my '88 Supra doesn't...
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Old 25 Dec 2006, 07:47 pm   #5 (permalink)
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I think it was "Udi" <yxe_98@yahoo.com> who stated:

>
>Mark A wrote:
>> "Udi" <yxe_98@yahoo.com> wrote in message
>> news:1167071378.866879.124770@i12g2000cwa.googlegr oups.com...
>> >I just baught a Toyota Camry 2002.
>> > I was surprised to learn that the side mirrors can not be folded in.
>> > I can't believe that the biggest car company in the world does not know
>> > how to make the side mirrors fold in.
>> > Also, reading other posts in this group, I see that many owners have
>> > their side mirrors broken because they can not fold.
>> >
>> > Anyone know if I can replace the original mirrors with folding ones?

>>
>> They know how to do it, but it cost them more, so they don't.
>>
>> Interestingly, they remove (or don't install) the side view mirrors on the
>> cars sent from Japan so they can fit more cars on the ships. The dealers
>> have to put them back on.

>
>Cheap bastards.


I guess so. One of the cheapest cars that Toyota makes, my Scion xB,
has folding mirrors . . . .
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Pull down your pants and slide on the ice."

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Old 26 Dec 2006, 09:39 am   #6 (permalink)
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Udi wrote:
> Also, reading other posts in this group, I see that many owners have
> their side mirrors broken because they can not fold.

=======================
A little caution goes a long way.

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Old 30 Dec 2006, 12:12 pm   #7 (permalink)
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I am looking for an auto body person to replace the original side
mirrors with folding mirrors.
If anyone has experience with that please reply.

I am looking for a shop in the New York area to do the job.

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Old 30 Dec 2006, 06:08 pm   #8 (permalink)
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"Udi" <yxe_98@yahoo.com> wrote in message
news:1167502363.783963.124540@s34g2000cwa.googlegr oups.com...
>
> I am looking for an auto body person to replace the original side
> mirrors with folding mirrors.
> If anyone has experience with that please reply.
>
> I am looking for a shop in the New York area to do the job.
>


WHY do you HAVE to have FOLDING mirrors? Easier to adjust YOUR driving
habits.




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Old 31 Dec 2006, 03:38 am   #9 (permalink)
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sharx35 wrote:
> "Udi" <yxe_98@yahoo.com> wrote in message
> news:1167502363.783963.124540@s34g2000cwa.googlegr oups.com...
>
>>I am looking for an auto body person to replace the original side
>>mirrors with folding mirrors.
>>If anyone has experience with that please reply.
>>
>>I am looking for a shop in the New York area to do the job.
>>

>
>
> WHY do you HAVE to have FOLDING mirrors? Easier to adjust YOUR driving
> habits.
>
>
>
>


How does one adjust one's habits to avoid having people graze
their cars in parking lots...? Leave the car at home, perhaps?
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Old 31 Dec 2006, 03:56 am   #10 (permalink)
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Never in almost FIFTY years of driving have I had anyone graze my mirrors.
After all if they graze MY mirrors, it ****s up THEIR vehicle, too.


"mjc<DELETETHIS>13 13 @verizon.net>" <"mjc<DELETETHIS> wrote in message
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> sharx35 wrote:
>> "Udi" <yxe_98@yahoo.com> wrote in message
>> news:1167502363.783963.124540@s34g2000cwa.googlegr oups.com...
>>
>>>I am looking for an auto body person to replace the original side
>>>mirrors with folding mirrors.
>>>If anyone has experience with that please reply.
>>>
>>>I am looking for a shop in the New York area to do the job.
>>>

>>
>>
>> WHY do you HAVE to have FOLDING mirrors? Easier to adjust YOUR driving
>> habits.
>>
>>
>>
>>

>
> How does one adjust one's habits to avoid having people graze their
> cars in parking lots...? Leave the car at home, perhaps?



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