2013 Tesla Model S Long-Term Road Test

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2013 Tesla Model S: Side-View Mirror Reflection

December 17, 2013

2013 Tesla Model S

When the sun is in just the right (wrong) position in the sky, our long-term 2013 Tesla Model S throws a big-time glare right in your face. The source? The flat, highly polished chrome-like arm that anchors the side-view mirror to the car. This is no little dazzle, either. It's really obnoxious. I noticed this on the return leg of my road trip as I was heading south on I-5.

Like the goofy door handles, this mirror-finished surface is one of those form-over-function gaffes that I suspect will go away in future Teslas as the new company figures out the right way to make cars.

Jason Kavanagh, Engineering Editor

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