Very wide blind spots

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Very wide blind spots

Post by Jules » Wed Jan 11, 2017 6:34 pm

Hi there.
I have just purchased a 2016 Astra Sri 1.4 turbo and I am finding the blind spots a bit too wide for what Iv been used to. Has anyone else had the same issue? I have had a few near misses and wonder if there is an alert I can have fitted when My visibility is poor?

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Re: Very wide blind spots

Post by Jeff16150 » Wed Jan 11, 2017 6:52 pm

Welcome to the Forum. :)

If you are referring to the A pillars, I have to agree that they are a bit on the thick side and I tend to look around both sides, especially when going around the inside lane of a 2 lane roundabout. That said it doesn't put me off the car one bit, I love mine!
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Re: Very wide blind spots

Post by cooldad » Wed Jan 11, 2017 11:46 pm


Having been used to an Astra 'J', I suppose I got used to the blind spots in that car, so I haven't found them too disconcerting in my 'K'. However, I do agree with you they leave a lot to be desired. I also concur with Jeff in that it doesn't put me off the car and I'm still enjoying it as much as when it was first delivered!

What car did you drive before, Jules? :)

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Re: Very wide blind spots

Post by Johnny86 » Thu Jan 12, 2017 5:50 am

within the first week had adjustable blind spot mirrors stuck on em sides

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Re: Very wide blind spots

Post by esox_hu » Thu Jan 12, 2017 3:26 pm

Yess, I found the A pillars much bigger than I have in my old Vectra C and my wife's Corsa C.
I need to pay more attention on corners, junctions.
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