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    997: are the door mirrors foldable?

    hi guys,

    are the door mirrors foldable? I asked my dealer, they said "no". But I read in the online owner's manual in renntech.org and they said it's foldable. Is it only for non US cars?

    Regards.

    Re: 997: are the door mirrors foldable?

    Yes.

    Re: 997: are the door mirrors foldable?

    Thanks. Stupid salesman as always... I can't believe Porsche did not have folable mirrors on the 997...

    Re: 997: are the door mirrors foldable?

    i take everything my dealer says with a grain of salt

    sometimes they point you in the right direction, but one should not blindly trust them.

    Re: 997: are the door mirrors foldable?

    Yes they are foldable, however they have a catch

    Re: 997: are the door mirrors foldable?

    talk about overengineered!

    the 997 is a wonderful piece of machinery.. i mean the cupholders have like 100 moving parts. hahaha

    Re: 997: are the door mirrors foldable?

    How did they forget the spare tire then?

    Re: 997: are the door mirrors foldable?

    you should ask max ,he is the expert in this field

    Re: 997: are the door mirrors foldable?

    Quote:
    ADias said:
    Yes.



    Well, yes...and no. I parked my 997 S once outside on the street and folded both side mirrors. When I wanted to put the right mirror back to the normal position, the little "thing" which has to be pushed aside to release the mechanism was STUCK. After around 10 minutes I finally succeeded (don't ask me how ) but since then, I have a strange feeling about those folding mirrors.

    Re: 997: are the door mirrors foldable?

    This is a shame, on the 996, they are conveniently foldable for street parking.
    I tried on the 997 and it looks like a similar mechanism to the old SL, spring mounted.
    Doesn't make sense for a car that's supposed to be used everyday, it's a detail, but every little helps.

    Re: 997: are the door mirrors foldable?

    was it so hard for porsche to make them electrically foldable?

    Re: 997: are the door mirrors foldable?

    do you know, why porsche did the actual mirror design?

    Tiff Needell tells us in his test run with the 997, that from the aerodynamic point of view, the air flows through the hole of the mirror between the two mounting bars, and cleans the side windows from rain, and perhaps in my opinion, if Tiff is driving, from midges and flys (always sideways!!!)

    Re: 997: are the door mirrors foldable?

    Micheal : there is an aerodinamic study .
    the air flows through the hole of the mirror between the two mounting bars ,AND go to the back of the car ....increasing stability in high speed .

     
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