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    Hey folks. I can't say I'm a Stinger owner yet but I am looking at a couple of options and I'm hoping you would be so kind as to offer input.
    I'm considering a used '18 Silky Silver GT1 with red interior (which is really my color preference) or a '19 white GT1, also with red interior. When test driving them the visibility seemed a bit limited out the rear, and somewhat out of the sides as well. The '18 does not have blind spot warning and the '19 does. So I'm wondering how important that feature is, or do you just get used to those spots after driving for a while?

    Thanks in advance for any information you can provide.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mzones View Post
    Hey folks. I can't say I'm a Stinger owner yet but I am looking at a couple of options and I'm hoping you would be so kind as to offer input.
    I'm considering a used '18 Silky Silver GT1 with red interior (which is really my color preference) or a '19 white GT1, also with red interior. When test driving them the visibility seemed a bit limited out the rear, and somewhat out of the sides as well. The '18 does not have blind spot warning and the '19 does. So I'm wondering how important that feature is, or do you just get used to those spots after driving for a while?

    Thanks in advance for any information you can provide.

    If you think it's a big concern then you should get it. I'm not bothered by rear visibility but I've had friends complain about it when they drive my car.

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    Rear visibility?
    We don't need no stinkin' rear visibility!
    The throttle is your friend

    In all seriousness tho, you get used to it (sort of). I really like the side mirrors. While driving forward, the Blindspot Alert becomes your BFF. Backing up is a cinch with the camera and Rear Cross-Traffic Alert.

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    Better then...

    Moustang
    Slowmero
    Challenger
    Tesla model 3
    ...

    It's always relative. Heck, my ford exploder has MASSIVE A pillars. I couldn't see cars on my right front side if I was turning left onto a street.

    You get used to it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mzones View Post
    Hey folks. I can't say I'm a Stinger owner yet but I am looking at a couple of options and I'm hoping you would be so kind as to offer input.
    I'm considering a used '18 Silky Silver GT1 with red interior (which is really my color preference) or a '19 white GT1, also with red interior. When test driving them the visibility seemed a bit limited out the rear, and somewhat out of the sides as well. The '18 does not have blind spot warning and the '19 does. So I'm wondering how important that feature is, or do you just get used to those spots after driving for a while?

    Thanks in advance for any information you can provide.
    I'm used to limited rear visibility. That's not to say I'm comfortable with it when backing up. The camera and sensors help a lot with that.

    I'm in the U.S. and have blind spot warning on my '18 GT2. That said, I learned a long time ago how to set up side mirrors. A simple search on the internet should find it. But basically, properly set, you should be able to see a vehicle in a lane next to the car move from rearview mirror to sideview mirror to window and never have an angle/position when the vehicle is not visible in one of those three places. Too many people adjust their side mirrors so they can see the side of their own car, thinking that's the right way to do it. It seldom ever is.

    Good luck with your purchase decision!
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    Outward visibility is not an issue in my case. The rear-view camera helps a lot when reversing and attempting to get as close as possible to an object.

    Blind spot problem is alleviated with the convex mirror. I'm not one to rely on the blind spot monitoring; my Stinger GT is equipped with such feature but I don't use it. I still use the old-school method.

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    If you are not used to having reduced rear visibility I suggest you get the car with the package aid that will make your driving more comfortable and easier.
    In my case I am used to the limited visibility, specially from the rear view mirror, so it was not a deterrent, I did however get the car with all the sensor aids.

 

 
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