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I don't know about everybody else but I think the guy that designed the MC sun visor could have done a slightly better job. It's size really dosen't cover much frontal area when the sun is low on the horizon. When pushed to the side for glare, the coverage it still quite poor. One solution would have been to design a visor with an extention that slides out for extra coverage when needed. Another idea would have been to tint the upper windshield say about 3". Any suggestions?
Yeah, flipping the visor to the side window is always good for a laugh from whoever my passenger happens to be. Has anyone actually done the extension thing yet? I'm stumped on how to attach something cleanly, not being renowned as an authority on adhesives.
I completety agree that the visor is much too small. An extension would be very nice for when it is pull out to cover the side window.
But, the engineers might have thought "What's going to happen when the side cutain airbag deploys." Hard to believe that you would need a degree in engineering to design a sun visor, but it's true. (I digress). If the visor were too big or had a plastic extension on it, it may end up lodged in your skull if you get in an accident.
But, then again, they might have just been stingy and didn't want to put one in because of cost.
On the subject of sun visors, the best one's I've seen are on the Honda Element
they have extensions that cover the entire windshield, adaption may be possible.
My MCS as yours has very little in the way of effective sun blocking ability, my solution as yet unapplied is a 3-4" strip of tint film applied to the top of the door glass and windshield.
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i have been thinking about tooling up for a new visor. the mini needs a new one badly. who would buy one and how much do you think you should pay? maybe mini will buy the design like the mini fin cup holders...... any takers?
The side visor is useless. Since the MINI is also sold RHD, I wonder where I can get a hand grip like I have on my passenger side that would work on the left side. Are they interchangeable? Hadn't really thought about it before . . .