Re: Non-Collapsable Side Mirrors
> Have to park in the street (live in Germany...very narrow lanes). Came out
> yesterday morning and the driver side mirror had been knocked off,no doubt
> by a driver in the night. That's pretty typical. Of course, being good,
> law abiding Germans, no note was left...
Sorry to hear that. It seems that your current technique of keeping
spares--or maybe getting a different car or a different parking place--is
the only solution.
I will confess to a problem I had with my Focus shortly after buying it. I
was filling up with gas and as I walked alongside the car with it's fuel
filler door open, I brushed up against it in a way that made it want to try
to open even more than in the full open position. Well, the filler door is
all plastic so I snapped it off--the whole door! Boy, was I angry.
Amazingly, with a brass strap that I bought at a hardware store, a lot of
epoxy glue, and some tape to hold things in place as the glue dried, the
repaired door continues to hold now about four years later. Quite amazing as
the break required a sort of butt joint reattachment, not the easiest thing
to put back together for strength. I wouldn't be surprised if my repair has
given me a stronger filler door than when it was new.
Anyone else snap off a gas filler door?