2011 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport SE: Big Chunk of Invisibility
June 06, 2011
This photo somewhat exaggerates the effect, but I only noticed recently how big a chunk of visibility the Outlander Sport A-pillar area consumes. It's enough to make moderately tight right-hand turns a stretch-and-see effort, especially if any concrete pillars or posts are around. It's a combination of the wide, blocky mirror, the black sail panel housing the tweeter, the widening pillar base, and the thick A-pillar itself.
When I'm king, I'll make Mitsubishi use more vertical Wrangler-style mirrors, move the tweeter to the door panel and install a sail window, and make the A-pillar out of bulletproof, crushproof and suckproof Lexan. Or if I'm a king on a budget, maybe just adhere some surplus Aztek cladding to the quarter panels.
Dan Frio, Automotive Editor