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I was talking to my mom who has two co-workers that have test driven the 350z and the infinity g35. One of them said that the rear window was hard to see out of.....(woman). She decided to buy the g35. I haven't talked to the other one yet, he is on vacation.

I wanted to ask is it hard to see out, even at night? What about blind spots? Are they normal size or real big? I have driven an eclipse for 3 years and it is a pretty small coupe and I can see out just fine. I figured this was the place to find out. Please fill me in.

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well i noticed when i first bought mine that the little window wasnt much help and there were blind spots that i wasnt used to. Now i am really used to it and they dont bother me at all, i feel comfortable in traffic and have no worries.
 

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There is a pretty bad blind spot. I have mostly gotten used to it, but still dont always feel comfortable chaning lanes very fast.
 

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I personally don't think the Z is that bad. I've been in worse. I just constantly look in my mirrors, pay attention and look around all the time. Keeps me on my toes. I think it's a good driving habit; that way, I know what's around me at least 95% of the time and leave myself an out.

That's the second time I've heard a woman claim the blind spot excuse. No offense to some of the ladies on here, but maybe the Farrah Fawcett hair gets in the way...?
 

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Hey, like Smooth said, as long as you use your mirrors, you'll be fine in the Z. The rearviewmirror isn't much of a help, but it's not like you can't see anything in it
 

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Hey guys, thanks for the replies. I am sure it is the "Farrah Fawcett hair" that is getting them all bent out of shape. I am just like SmoothZ when I am driving, always looking around and watching for cops!


Little story, I was driving my eclipse on I-95 here in florida and I was coming onto the on ramp and saw a silver 350z. I caught up to him doing about 90, got right beside him and he looked over and smiled. I gave him the thumbs up even though his car was really dirty.

Then about a mile down the road, he takes off and starts weaving in and out of traffic, doing probably 90-95. I guess he wanted to show me how sweet the Z is or something. I already wanted one, he didn't have to go and do that?


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I have always been a mirror driver. If you adjust your mirrors to view the blind spot areas, you'll be okay.

And Smooth, who still has Farah hair? Haven't seen that style in a long time.
 

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The trick is to use the side mirrors along with the rearview. Once you get used to that, it's o.k. My wife does just fine in the car. We're both very careful in reverse, as this is where I feel the least comfortable.

I wouldn't change the roofline for a more panoramic view. That's what Muranos are for.
 

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Toni, check the trailer parks....they're still in the '80s there.

As for the mirrors, I adjust the sides to barely show the side of the Z when I'm at normal driving position, and the rearview is pretty decent. I guess you could always go to the local autoparts store and buy those multi-angle mirrors that stretch all the way across the headliner...
 

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I have a panoramic rear view but it won't fit on the Z's rearview (Homelink and automatic tinting thingy)
I use it in the Pathfinder, works great can see all around the back.


David, I really try to avoid the trailer parks. (Even though I work in a trailer till the clubhouse is built) They might have had some at the Phoenix last night, but I didn't want to notice. Did see two lesbians sucking face, that was disgusting. (Not your porn looking girls)
 
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