RJSATLBA wrote:Now, I know we don't get as much sun here but that can't be the reason for this, as being further North than sunnier parts of the US, we get more low sun. What's more, we aren't seeing any complaints about this from those in Norway and Sweden who must suffer from low sun even more.
Secondly, if you are a taller driver and have swung a full width visor round to the side, how do you see oncoming traffic from the driver's side at a T junction?
It is not the very low sun that is the problem. It is the mid afternoon sun coming in the side window that can't be blocked because the visor does not extend back far enough. Obviously, a side visor is needed and does not block side traffic that is much lower than the sun, or cars would not have side visors at all. I believe all other BMW models (in the US) have the sliding visors, except the i3. If you sit back far enough, as would be expected for anyone with long legs, then there is a huge gap in the driver's window that is well above the traffic sight lines, but not coverable with the sunshade. I am fairly short at 5'7", and still have this problem. My wife, at 5'4" also has the problem, but only slightly with very little forward sun not being blocked.
The i3 is not the only "premium" car with this problem, as it is also a problem with the Audi TT (the only Audi model) and the Lexus CTh (only Lexus) are the two others I know of.