Too tight to drive into single wide garage door, about 1/2" clear on each
side and mirrors don't fold back. I guess with practice you could get in and
out of the garage but for now it has to be parked on the street. If Honda
make the car wider, the mirrors should fold back. Dang!
We also have an old Acura Integra that fits into the same garage nicely,
with or without folding the mirrors. Wife has a Camry without folding
mirrors that fits into this garage as well. My small Nissan truck fits as
well with the mirrors folded.
Are there folding mirror conversion kits for the Accord?
What you need to do is put in small rubber doors in the side of the
garage door (like sideways doggie doors), so that if you hit the sides,
it goes right through without damage!
Or get a new house.
| Sorry, that should be Civic Si, not Accord. Son's new car, not mine.
Do they have different mirrors on the Si than on the other Civics such as
the LX? In the photos on the Honda site they look like the same mirrors. My
2008 LX has folding mirrors...
This must be a newer house. Older houses were built for full-size American
cars, which were wider than your Accord.
Some markets legally require folding mirrors. You may be able to locate a
set at a European Honda dealer (England, maybe?). Be prepared for serious
But the doors might be designed differently or there may be other
differences that would make it so that the parts are not interchangeable.
The cars are built in different palnts, perhap to different specs.
The model T was introduced in 1908. In 1910, there were only 12,000
produced. My guess the garage was not originally intended to house a car
Either way, increasing the width of the garage door may increase the
value of the house.
I'm thinking about it. On one side of the door is a structural wall holding
up three floors above, on the other side of the door is a partial wall with
multiple gas meters mounted on it. Moving either of the walls to allow
additional clearance will be an expense. Further, the entry way, the same
width as the door, has full size brick fascia - it could cut that with a
wet saw which will give an additional 1" clearance on each side. But the
door opening is the problem. Maybe cheaper to get a smaller car or one with
Shouldn't need folding anything , opening should be a standard 7 feet . To
the best of my knowledge ,that's the standard size`garage door . You should
have more then 1/2'' clearance on each side , should be no problems getting
in or out of the garage with that vehicle .
Standards change. His house is old. Hell, when his garage was built,
there were few to no cars on the road. A 7' "standard" today is
meaningless to him.
My house has a damned 34" entry door. That's not "standard" today,
either, but it doesn't change the fact that it's there and needs to be
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Yo Al, the house is 1.5 hours away so I won't be able to measure it right
away. FYI, the width is about the width of the 2007 Civic plus about 1"
clear on each side of the mirrors. I'll post the exact measurements when I
have a chance to get out there.
Its in San Francisco and the garage opening is pretty typical for buildings
of that period around the neighborhood. I see people pull in their vans in
the garage but the newer Civics must be wider than I expected.
Friend of mine was going to buy a multi million dollar house but he changed
his mind when he found out he couldn't get into the garage without folding
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