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Side view mirrors

I am waiting for delivery on my s model. I was told that the side view mirrors can be folded down( I imagine electronically). As I have a small garage I need this to be true. Any of you with s models can tell me if thats true?

dahtye | 19. Februar 2013

Yes it can be folded in but it is manual - not automatic.
You'll also notice that the MS is quite wide at the rear. The side mirrors stick out just a few inches beyond the rear fender.

bradslee | 19. Februar 2013

It would be nice if the side view mirrors can be automatically folded like the door handles.

TeslaTap.com | 20. Februar 2013

I have the feature on another car, but never really needed it. Many others in various forum posts have wanted electrically closing mirrors. Lots of votes for it on my site at:

http://teslatap.com/questions/electric-folding-side-mirrors/

stevenmaifert | 20. Februar 2013

@marcsbussin - A driver preset allows the view to be lowered when you put the car in reverse , but the housing itself only folds inward.

TonyF | 20. Februar 2013

Just be careful. The car quarter panels at the wheels stick out almost as much as the mirrors. (The car has an hourglass shape to it - pinched in the middle). I keep my mirrors extended purposely to make sure I have the clearance (would rather bump a mirror slowly than the outside of the front or rear quarter panel at the wheels which I did one already).

So you only gain 2-3 inches if you folded the mirrors. But if you need it, you can do it.

TonyF | 20. Februar 2013

typo .... which I did 'once' already).

billyalbertor | 20. Februar 2013

door handles are folded but side view mirrors are not? common luxury cars has foldings side view mirrors why the beautiful and hi tech tesla model s hasn't it!!! Elon Musk!! Holzhausen!!! pleeeease!

cloroxbb | 20. Februar 2013

@billyalbertor

The side mirrors DO fold, the door handles retract... what are YOU talking about?

h8young | 20. Februar 2013

The side mirror only fold manually, not electronically.

Brian H | 20. Februar 2013
Robert22 | 20. Februar 2013

Discussions among waterfowl?

Brian H | 21. Februar 2013

You suggesting they're all quackers?