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JiNuWiNe
05-27-2008, 12:38 AM
Hello everyone,

Not sure how pissed you guys are at the teeny tiny OEM rear view mirror we have but I am pretty :flaming.

I went to pmall to browse around today and I commonly see the brand "Broadway" and I was just wondering how the quality is. Any of you guys have them and how are they? Should I buy from Pmall or elsewhere? Pmall sells them for $23+tax. They come in different lengths, either flat or convex, some are tinted, some are anti-HID. Need some comments and suggestions please!

http://imgs.inkfrog.com/pix/aroundtheclock/BROADWAYBW-704.jpg

http://www004.upp.so-net.ne.jp/yukinii-01/automobile/Fit/image/RmMirror_01.jpg

Moses
05-27-2008, 12:41 AM
I have that mirror but diffrent brand and i love it.
ps what is that thing above ur mirror?

JiNuWiNe
05-27-2008, 12:48 AM
I have that mirror but diffrent brand and i love it.
ps what is that thing above ur mirror?

That is not my car, I don't have those mirror yet...

Wild Weasel
05-27-2008, 08:45 AM
When I first got my car, I thought the RVM seemed a bit small. Then, looking into it, I realized that it covers the entire rear windshield, and a little more, so I've really got no use at all for something bigger. Not sure if this is also the case on the sedans.

If I were to get a bigger one though, I'd go with the autodimming one that's available.

Cardinal Fang
05-27-2008, 09:16 AM
I bought a Broadway mirror (un-tinted) from PMall when I first got my car. I have no complaints and it more than does the work I want it to. I hate our rear view mirrors. Wayyyyyyyy to small for my taste.

zedtech
05-27-2008, 10:43 AM
When I first got my car, I thought the RVM seemed a bit small. Then, looking into it, I realized that it covers the entire rear windshield, and a little more, so I've really got no use at all for something bigger. Not sure if this is also the case on the sedans.

If I were to get a bigger one though, I'd go with the autodimming one that's available.
Ditto. I'm still on the fence about upgrading it to the autodimming version. I'm just leery about the electronics part of it.

Kevin@nextmod
05-27-2008, 10:49 AM
I have a regular used one here that i do'nt use. It doesn't fit my civic becasue my stock mirror is curved and it moves around if i put it on. I'll show it to you on thursday and see if you want it.

mleblond
05-27-2008, 11:09 AM
lol am I the only one that finds it too big? Or at least in the way! I guess everyone is short or something but I have to look around my mirror sometimes when driving...really annoying :complain

midnightfxgt
05-27-2008, 11:44 AM
I always laugh and think "They shop at pacific mall" when I see people with them :)

The only time I laugh harder is when I see the women around work wearing the "sneeze gaurds" lol.

-John

JiNuWiNe
05-27-2008, 12:20 PM
I always laugh and think "They shop at pacific mall" when I see people with them :)

The only time I laugh harder is when I see the women around work wearing the "sneeze gaurds" lol.

-John

You mean those "welding mask"???

rallyboy
05-27-2008, 12:36 PM
lol am I the only one that finds it too big? Or at least in the way! I guess everyone is short or something but I have to look around my mirror sometimes when driving...really annoying :complain

You're not alone! RVM shows the whole rear windowwhich is all I need, and yeah, sometimes I have to look around the mirror, sometimes I have to slouch to see traffic lights too! (Luckily, my head doesn't touch the headliner or I wouldn't be driving a 3!)

LockOut
05-27-2008, 12:38 PM
I don't see the need for something that big. I mean, between the RVM and the SVMs, and checking your blindspots, what more do you need? I think this would just be ridiculously huge, and I personally find it to be overkill...

FLIPDADY
05-27-2008, 12:51 PM
I use to have those school bus mirrors. Now I just direct the stock one towards the passenger side blind spot now.

yearoftherat
05-27-2008, 12:53 PM
It does come in different sizes and the one I have is a tad bigger than the stock one. Even though I always check my blind spots before turning, the bigger RVM just gives me a bit more coverage.

Cardinal Fang
05-27-2008, 01:01 PM
It isn't huge if you buy the correct size. Mine isn't as large as the one shown in the first post. I've just measured the visible mirror portion of our OEM rear view mirror and compared it to what I bought:

OEM.............5.5cm x 21 cm
Broadway......6.5 cm x 24 cm

It's a subtle difference (1cm in height and 3cm in width) but one that gives you greater visibility. I can see the two triangular sections of glazing in my RVM mirror. You're supposed to check your blind spots regardless of which size mirror you have. That's a given. This gives you an added sense of visibility.

Coming off my old car the OEM mirror was just too small.

yearoftherat
05-27-2008, 01:06 PM
+1 ...I agree

midnightfxgt
05-27-2008, 01:26 PM
You mean those "welding mask"???

Yeah... they are huge! It cracks me up every time :chuckle

FLIPDADY
05-27-2008, 01:40 PM
I like to refer to them as riot gear.

JiNuWiNe
05-27-2008, 02:11 PM
I like to refer to them as riot gear.

HAHAHA! That's a good one!

Ogata
05-27-2008, 11:52 PM
I bought the 270M regular one

http://i203.photobucket.com/albums/aa289/xB_iZZLe/PA081086.jpg


The curvy one makes it better for you to see the right side more though I wouldn't rely on that as your major blindspot for your side mirrors but I would say you can see people in the back and abit of your head an the passengers head more and the back is widen more where as the straight ones just extend the side view . I'll take a picture when my 3 comes back from the dealer when they put all the mods I asked for in. Right now i'm on a loaner.

Ogata
05-27-2008, 11:58 PM
errrr can't edit posts yet but i'm almost there. Since your windows are tinted I would go with the regular ones since I don't see a plus in having your rear view mirrors tinted when your windows are already tinted. Its like washing the dishes twice. 270M is the max I would say. If you get a 300M, it will block the sun visor unless you don't want people pulling those down :chuckle

Pimpin_29y
05-28-2008, 12:33 AM
I have one as well...slightly bigger than OEM sizing...works well. :)

I've seen some that are a pretty ridiculous size though....almost the width of the car interior!

http://www.icbm.org/erkson/personal/mycars/interior.jpg

Dragazn
05-28-2008, 03:23 PM
mine is just 2 cm larger then the stock size but because it is concave (sp?) i can see my blind spots with out looking left or right.. I just look up and I see everything.

ghostdog
05-28-2008, 05:05 PM
I think the mirrors are great... it means people actually use them to check for incoming cars and/or blindspots... I'm sure we have all experienced instances where the driver of a car obviously didn't check his RVM or SVM and just changed lanes or backed up...

theurgy
05-28-2008, 05:13 PM
Ummm regardless of mirrors you should always be shoulder checking.

zoomzoom30
05-28-2008, 11:42 PM
lol am I the only one that finds it too big? Or at least in the way! I guess everyone is short or something but I have to look around my mirror sometimes when driving...really annoying :complain

I thought it was a joke, I couldn't help but laugh. It's HUGE!

Skarbro
05-30-2008, 10:20 AM
I'm definitely not a fan.

1. It looks like you lose the ability to dim the mirror. I don't know how people can drive at night without that. Some (including myself) would consider that to be a safety issue.

2. It creates lazy over-confident drivers. I'm sure some people think that it eliminates the need to check your blind spots with proper shoulder checks - absolute BS. I've nearly been run off the road by a couple of people with these mirrors who didn't check their blind spots.

3. Personal opinion - They look absolutely terrible.

yearoftherat
05-30-2008, 11:22 AM
I'm definitely not a fan.

1. It looks like you lose the ability to dim the mirror. I don't know how people can drive at night without that. Some (including myself) would consider that to be a safety issue.

I've got no issues at nite since my windows are tinted.



2. It creates lazy over-confident drivers. I'm sure some people think that it eliminates the need to check your blind spots with proper shoulder checks - absolute BS. I've nearly been run off the road by a couple of people with these mirrors who didn't check their blind spots.


I do agree with you that it can create lazy drivers..Ontario drivers are bad enuff already. I get people cutting me off with regular mirrors too.


3. Personal opinion - They look absolutely terrible.

Like anything else some like it some hate it...oh well

Flagrum_3
05-30-2008, 11:34 AM
I'd like to find a standard size mirror with the night flip, but Convex, this would be ideal i think...anyone know where I might find one?


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Wild Weasel
05-30-2008, 11:36 AM
I'd like the same, but concave. I think it would be fun if everything in the mirror were upside down... :bana

Cardinal Fang
05-30-2008, 11:42 AM
Broadway makes a Convex mirror.

RedRaptor
05-30-2008, 11:47 AM
They aren't bad. I bought one for the family van and it definitely helps. Like Fang says, it really depends on which size you buy. The huge ones are overkill but if you buy the one that is slightly bigger than OEM, its great.

I used to use one on the 3 until the I got the autodim mirror. For those who think the autodimm mirror is that much bigger than the OEM one, I hate to break it to you but its not that much bigger.

Flagrum_3
05-30-2008, 11:52 AM
Broadway makes a Convex mirror.

Are they like a actual replacement, just convex? And where do you find them?


Thanks.


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JiNuWiNe
05-30-2008, 01:14 PM
Are they like a actual replacement, just convex? And where do you find them?


Thanks.


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They clip over the OEM mirror and you can find them in pmall.

Cardinal Fang
05-30-2008, 02:12 PM
JiNuWiNe has it right Flagrum_3. They come in different sizes in both tinted and untinted. Got mine for $15.99 at the time. Although mine wasn't Convex.

Trinidad
06-05-2008, 03:18 PM
I know it's not the most pretty solution, however......the "Lane Changer" worked great when my folks had it in their Topaz.

You can grab it at Canadian Tire $12.99 I think.

Flagrum_3
06-05-2008, 04:54 PM
Thanks Jinuwine, CF! Now all I have to do is work up the courage to drive into pmall :chuckle


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deebro
11-24-2008, 01:21 AM
I agree... haha.

I find the stock one to be more than ample in size in the hatchback.

ziegs2020
12-03-2008, 07:34 PM
I have one as well...slightly bigger than OEM sizing...works well. :)

I've seen some that are a pretty ridiculous size though....almost the width of the car interior!

http://www.icbm.org/erkson/personal/mycars/interior.jpg

Safety first!:chuckle