Just finished today fitting a pair of genuine VW LT side mirrors and
also completed a brief on and offroad performance test.
Really only need one descriptive word ...... WOW!
What I'm talking about here is comparative chalk and cheese. Having
used my stock mirrors for 3 years and now this for half a day, the
difference in all aspects is breathtaking.
These LT's make for very safe driving, both forward and in reverse. A
cursory glance now gives you all the information you need compared to
the non-friendly "hunting" around I felt I had to do within the
comparative limited scope of the old mirrors. Doesn't really matter now
whether you need to seek rearwards info in the vicinity of the sky, low
down near the wheels, out wide to cover more lanes or what was once a
blind spot. Issues such as these just no longer exist.
I really am tickled pink how much of an improvement these mirrors make
in safely and confidently reversing our beloved syncros ... anywhere!
I also like the way they tuck away (either forward or back) whenever
space is limited. This is great for narrow track offroading, avoiding
obstacles, even in my garage, the old fixed mirrors were a pain, had to
walk around or under them and they often got bumped out of position.
Not a problem anymore. Just tuck them away then click them back into
place as the need arises. Also for anyone needing a shaving mirror or
for whatever while away camping, just face the mirror out and that
mirror will tell you the honest truth, maybe a worry for some! .. haha
I went the extra bit and used anti-theft stainless steel metal thread
fixing screws top and bottom ... may well stop the impulsive
opportunist but I accept, probably not the pro thief.
Like most of us, I also was put off by the cost of these mirrors, but
having now taken the punt to buy and fit them, I'm a strong supporter
of what they offer in terms of vision, safety and convenience.