2013 Dodge Dart: Improvised Sun Visor
October 24, 2013
A while back, I found the source of my occasional migraines. Bright morning sunlight. Either that, or I'm part vampire, which might explain a whole host of other things, but I digress. One morning, I made a right turn onto a boulevard and got hit smack-dab in the retina by a brilliant flash of sunlight (as shown in the poorly Photoshopped simulation above).
It burns! It burns!
Alright, maybe I'm being a little dramatic.
I immediately put my hand up to block the infernal light and in the process, accidentally hit the sunglass holder. It slowly and gracefully lowered from the headliner, providing just enough shelter from the sun without blocking the rearview mirror.
Those printed screens that a lot of manufacturers use on the windshield do little to block out that kind of intense light. I wish that we could get a little auxiliary visor that would flip down instead. I know a former girlfriend's Audi A4 had one, and if memory serves me right, so did our old Acura NSX. Dear car makers, please do more of this. Thanks.
By the way, just creating that lead image may have triggered another migraine. Ugh.
Mark Takahashi, Automotive Editor @ 15,914 miles