Amusing observation

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  1. JExpedition07

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    The signal mirrors on the expy don’t make sense to me and I don’t like the design. If they were like the Super Duty or Explorer and had the amber light facing forward it’d make more sense.

    It’s kind of like the GM ones with the arrow in the glass. Very little functional value compared to the other designs out there, mostly cosmetic.
     
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    It's so the guy in your blindspot can see your intent to imminently sideswipe him
     
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    my 16 has turn signal yellow lights in the mirrors, must a higher model build. mine is a kr
     
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    I don't need the mirror LEDs. I always signal & look over my shoulder BEFORE switching a lane. It's a survival skill on a motorcycle and just a good habit as I've prevented many an accident by looking 1st. This '17 Expedition has excellent sight lines, not sure of the new model.

    I do think the leds in the mirror and blind spot monitoring is making driver's less skilled. Most don't even look over their shoulder anymore. What if both have failed? The driver thinks everything is "ok" and switches lanes without looking.
     
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    The sight lines in the new model aren’t nearly as good and there are more blind spots. Less glass space.

    I also just had a rental 19’ Yukon XL on my recent trip. Tiny mirrors and awful blind spots, much less safe than an expy despite the blind spot warning. You couldn’t see and that blind spot went off at random times. They sacrificed function for appearance.
     
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    I think there is two things being discussed here. Blind spot indicators and turn signal blinkers on the mirror. I have the turn signal not the blind spot indicator.
     
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    Back off from the vehicle in front and guess what? Less sandblasting of the windshield and front of the hood.....
     

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