Saab Technology

Clever Design: Passenger Side Review Mirror Dipping in Reverse

passenger mirror for reverseLeft button serves to fold mirrors, and the right button is used for mirror tilt down

Saab has had a great lineup of capable detail-oriented designers from the very beginning. Some would say;  their solutions were strange,  their solutions were quirky… But, when you think about it, you can see that they were right.

For example, some have wondered why the buttons are large in cockpit. But the answer is very simple – Saab engineers assumed drivers would be wearing gloves, so they designed big buttons  for dashboard.

Saab Big Buttons
Saab Big Buttons

Practicality and Usability are the key words. Similarly, such were the solution to creating a separate buttons for tilt down passenger side mirrors.

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Some Saab owners are not familiar with the function of the button. In contrast to this Saab solution, Some manufacturers set the tilt down side mirror automatically when you switch into reverse. Of course, this is not always necessary when you switch it in reverse. That is whay Saab designers created a special button.

For more convenient parking, you can press button – and the passenger-side exterior rear view mirror will tilt downw when in reverse – so that you can see the rear wheel and the road curb.

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 passenger mirror for reverse
Left button serves to fold mirrors, and the right button is used for mirror tilt down
Goran Aničić
the authorGoran Aničić
For over 10 years, Goran Aničić has been passionately focused on Saab automobiles and everything related to them. His initial encounter with Saab cars took place back in 2003 when the first Saab 9-3 and sedan version were introduced. At that moment, he was captivated by the car's Scandinavian design logic and top-notch engineering, and everything that followed stemmed from that first encounter. Later on, through his work at the editorial team of the Serbian automotive magazines "Autostart" and later "AutoBild," he had the opportunity to engage more closely with Saab vehicles. In 2008, he tested the latest Saab cars of that time, such as the Saab 9-3 TTiD Aero and Saab 9-3 Turbo X. In 2010, as the sole blogger from the region, he participated in the Saab 9-5ng presentation in Trollhättan, Sweden. Alongside journalists from around the world, he got a firsthand experience of the pinnacle of technological offerings from Saab at that time. Currently, Goran owns two Saabs: a 2008 Saab 9-3 Vector Sportcombi with a manual transmission, and a Saab 9-3 Aero Griffin Sport Sedan from the last generation, which rolled off the production line in Trollhättan in December 2011.

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