Should a 1990 Toyota tercel have a side mirror on the passengers side of the car?

leighanne
35

Asked by Apr 28, 2007 at 10:05 AM about the 1990 Toyota Tercel 2 Dr STD Coupe

Question type: General

2 Answers

bovan
13,620

Dear leighanne- Yes, the 1990 Toyota Tercel should have a side view mirror on the passenger side. How else can you see me passing you on the right? Good luck from Bovan.

Anonymous
0

No offense to Bovan, but his answer is not entirely correct. Passenger-side, rear-view mirrors are not required by federal safety standards, although they are standard equipment on almost all cars sold today. For most passenger cars, the area covered by the passenger-side mirror largely duplicates what can already be seen in the center rear-view mirror. The small blind spot on the right that is not covered by the main rear-view mirror is better assessed by the driver looking directly back and to the right rather than using the side mirror alone. The passenger-side mirror is therefore basically redundant and should not be considered a crucial safety feature. For many economy cars sold in the 80s and early 90s (including the Tercel) the passenger side mirror was optional. Whether 1990 Tercel in question never had a passenger side mirror, or even if it broke off, it should not be considered necessary to replace it for either safety or state-inspection reasons. For further reading: http://cyberg.wits.ac.za/cyberg/sessiondocs/cognitive/trans/trans1/trans1.htm Take Care.

3 out of 3 people think this is helpful.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

Search Toyota Tercel Questions

Toyota Tercel Experts

#1 tropikalpirate
tropikalpirate
Reputation 220
#2 98DAK
98DAK
Reputation 190
#3 Js08016
Js08016
Reputation 140
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Toyota Corolla"
1,162 Great Deals out of 67,189 listings starting at $1,295
Used Honda Civic"
886 Great Deals out of 53,688 listings starting at $995
Used Toyota Camry"
1,460 Great Deals out of 89,299 listings starting at $695
Used Honda Accord"
1,071 Great Deals out of 74,016 listings starting at $1,400
Used Toyota Celica"
8 Great Deals out of 453 listings starting at $1,100
Used Toyota Pickup"
141 listings starting at $2,999
Used Nissan Sentra"
788 Great Deals out of 45,472 listings starting at $1,900
Used Toyota Supra"
45 listings starting at $49,800