When the Lexus LS400 first arrived to the U.S. market, it had a unique interior design feature: A slim, central flip-down visor that covered the small gap above the rearview mirror, that little sliver where sunlight can sneak through and annoy. I'd read about it in Car & Driver (I think; cut me some slack, this was 1989), and this surprising mirror-visor was noted as the designers going above-and-beyond in consideration of driver comfort. (I believe Audi later added this feature on some models.)
I dearly wish my VW had one, as geographical latitude and my schedule regularly send blinding sunlight through that above-the-mirror-gap. Alas, the nearest thing I've seen online is this disappointing afterthought of a design, a piece of HDPE with a slit in it:
With no easy way to install a hinge, they've opted for a Velcro attachment, which would make deploying the thing annoying. It also suffers from one-size-fits-all-itis and would be way too big for my car.
...it's still too big for my situation--I don't need it blocking below the mirror--and there's the problem of where to store it when not in use.
Alternatives are elusive. Do you readers also experience this over-the-mirror inconvenience, or is it just me? I'd have thought someone would've tackled this in a more elegant way, but perhaps the market's just not there.
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