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      06-30-2019, 08:35 AM   #1
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Visibility issue due to the shape of the hood

With the raised hood in the front, I experienced a pretty annoying blind spot diagonally across on the front far right hand corner.

I cannot see young kids in that area, nor short 4-legged animals or even curb.

Yes, I tried adjusting the seat and it did not help. I even raised myself til my head is touching the ceiling. The blind spot is still there.

Are you guys experiencing this?
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Are you guys experiencing this?
No.
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      06-30-2019, 09:00 AM   #3
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I donít think so but perhaps you can share a picture of what you are talking about.
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I donít think so but perhaps you can share a picture of what you are talking about.
This. I sit fairly low and reclined, yet cannot think of a significant impact from the shape of the hood.
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How tall are you?
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      06-30-2019, 09:39 AM   #6
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      06-30-2019, 09:47 AM   #7
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Raise your seat
>> Yes, I tried adjusting the seat and it did not help. I even raised myself til my head is touching the ceiling. The blind spot is still there.
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      06-30-2019, 09:48 AM   #8
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How tall are you?
5' 9"

But,
>> I even raised myself till my head is touching the ceiling. The blind spot is still there.

That's using my feet, of course.
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Haven't experience that.
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Are you sure there's something there to see? Maybe the kids are pranking you 🤷🏻*♂️
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What did you drive before? The M3 is not a small car. Itís kindof a tall hood. You just have to get used to it.
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There is no car in which you can see the side of the fender or front tire from the driver's seat. So yes, there is a "blind spot" if something is close enough to any car. But still unclear what the issue is with your M3 vs. any other car. I don't think we understand how the shape of the hood affects anything from a visibility perspective if your head is touching the headliner.
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      06-30-2019, 10:26 AM   #13
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What did you drive before? The M3 is not a small car. Itís kindof a tall hood. You just have to get used to it.
That's my point.
I guess I just have to get used to it.
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I don't think we understand how the shape of the hood affects anything from a visibility perspective if your head is touching the headliner.
Perhaps, the front of the car is just pretty thick in nature; so, not necessarily the bulges.
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With the raised hood in the front, I experienced a pretty annoying blind spot diagonally across on the front far right hand corner.

I cannot see young kids in that area, nor short 4-legged animals or even curb.

Yes, I tried adjusting the seat and it did not help. I even raised myself til my head is touching the ceiling. The blind spot is still there.

Are you guys experiencing this?
That's probably cause you're positioned like a gangster. I would recommend bringing the seat up a bit more. You are literally the first individual on this forum that has complained about this.
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That's probably cause you're positioned like a gangster. I would recommend bringing the seat up a bit more. You are literally the first individual on this forum that has complained about this.
ha ha ... looks like you have missed some parts of my postings.

>> Yes, I tried adjusting the seat and it did not help. I even raised myself til my head is touching the ceiling. The blind spot is still there.
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Time to get a P car.
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Get an Isetta
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      06-30-2019, 11:59 AM   #19
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Yes, considering 🤔
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Thatís quite a car, isnít it? 😝
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There is this spot under the car I canít see because the car is in the way.......

Seriously OP, this is a new one. Thank you for reminding us that there is always truly something new to complain about.
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Maybe don't drive so close to kids and animals? lol
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