I just saw (according to consumerguideauto.howstuffworks.com) the 2008
EX model has heated (outside) power mirrors. I don't know if any
2007 or earlier models have this option but assuming they do, does
anyone have experience with this option and can you tell me if it
works well in the rain (I don't need it for ice/snow) ? Do you
recall, if it was an option, how much was the cost? thanks.
They're on my 2007 EX. If the temperature, when it's raining, is such
that the mirror glass kinda fogs over (like a heavy dew on the rear
window) then yes, they will help clear it. Don't have a clue as to what
good they will be in a driving rain storm, never tried them but I doubt
they'll "burn" off the rain drops<g>
Naturally, they work quite well in ice and snow conditions.
I don't believe they are optional equipment but rather come with the EX
Darn, I thought I said Accord but you are right I didn't. Sorry about
that. Well, I was referring to the Accord but I guess if any other
models have them, the question is the same.
As to my question about using them in the rain, I was talking about a
mild to moderate rain (use your judgement as it's hard to put this
into exact meaning) and how you thought they work in that type of
situation. I know when I have a mild to moderate rain, my outside
mirrors typically fog up also and I've always thought the heated
option would be nice to have but I'd rather hear it from others since
I lack experience.
And if it matters to others, thanks Curly for bringing to my attention
the lack of the word "Accord" in my post.
db, wrote the following at or about 9/27/2007 11:29 AM:
That's what I assumed you meant and also assumed (correctly, this time)
that you were referring to the Accord.
They work fine in the instance which you describe and, again, I believe
they are part of the EX package. Perhaps available as an option on the
Got 'em as standard equipment on a recently purchased 07 Accord EXL. Don't
get much snow/ice here in central Georgia-- but the one time I used them
when a sudden temperature inversion caused all the glass to fog up, they
worked well-- as did the rear window defogger. I'm hoping for a real bad
cold snap this winter so I can try out the front seat heaters...
They work REAL well based upon my one winter's experience with my 2006
EXL. Use high for about 5 minutes and then drop it to lo until the car
heats up enough to make you want to take your coat off<g>
I don't know about the rest of you but I am simply amazed at how quickly
my 6cyl starts throwing heat. I start it, let it idle for maybe one
minute and take off running. I live out in the country and I'm getting
heat within 3/4 mi. Love that car.
As for that cold snap... be careful what you wish for<g>
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