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Dunno if this has been addressed before in the forums (I did a search and came up nada but that may just mean I have bad skillz in Googlefu) but I have a sun visor question.

The sun visors in our cars are reaaaaalllly small. I'm 5'0" and I still have to stretch my neck to the max to have the visor block out the sun when it's setting. The sun concerns me because I wear glasses that can't get fitted with the sunglass lens and I didn't have the foresight to get Transitions or somesuch because at the time I was driving my Honda Accord and the visors were fine. I could buy a big pair of sunglasses and wrap 'em around my own and will do that anyway.....but here's the question.....

I have looked all over the car parts stores around my area for a drop-down visor extender. They have a few but the plastic clips on these things are huge and the visor won't fold up against the roof like it's designed to when the extender is clipped on it. Hot Fiat has a sun visor extender but it appears that this only slides sideways. I need the thing to drop down! I am thinking maybe someone in Europe has designed something like it for short people like me but I wanted to see if any of you all have found anything that works before I did that.

Thanks everyone!
 

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It's probably unwise to block your forward view too much. You could wear a cap and tilt it sideways, for sun coming from the side. You could shop for wraparound sunglasses, they make nice ones for bicycling. I would consider plastic junk clipped onto the visor as a last resort, would look worse than the first two choices.
BTW- Transitions won't work inside the car because the windshield will filter out the UV that darkens them.
 

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Yes, they suck! But I still love the car. I guess you could call it a love/hate relationship.
 

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I'm 5'8 and have no issues. Wifey is 5'5, no issues. Duct tape some cardboard to extend it.
 

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Dunno if this has been addressed before in the forums (I did a search and came up nada but that may just mean I have bad skillz in Googlefu) but I have a sun visor question.

The sun visors in our cars are reaaaaalllly small. I'm 5'0" and I still have to stretch my neck to the max to have the visor block out the sun when it's setting. The sun concerns me because I wear glasses that can't get fitted with the sunglass lens and I didn't have the foresight to get Transitions or somesuch because at the time I was driving my Honda Accord and the visors were fine. I could buy a big pair of sunglasses and wrap 'em around my own and will do that anyway.....but here's the question.....

I have looked all over the car parts stores around my area for a drop-down visor extender. They have a few but the plastic clips on these things are huge and the visor won't fold up against the roof like it's designed to when the extender is clipped on it. Hot Fiat has a sun visor extender but it appears that this only slides sideways. I need the thing to drop down! I am thinking maybe someone in Europe has designed something like it for short people like me but I wanted to see if any of you all have found anything that works before I did that.

Thanks everyone!
It may sound too simple but it should work. Just take an index card (the big one) and slip it between the HotFiat visor extender and the visor. It should stay in place and yet be very movable to follow the sun.
Rick
 

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Today on a long drive I felt quite let down by our sun visors. They are small, cheaply made and offer no extension despite the huge difference between what they need to cover when at rest vs swiveled over to the side windows.

I too will be keeping an eye out for an alternative.
 

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Have you ever seen a sun visor on the world rally cars? They're made of some sort of smi-transparent plastic, probably made of polycarbonate or something, and tinted. Why not that? I never ever understood the padded sun visor for all my life anyway for a car like ours...

By the way, I'm not making it up about the WRC cars. They do have sun visors.
 

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I just wear a hat. It's not for everyone, admittedly, but it is completely effective ALL of the time.
 

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Today on a long drive I felt quite let down by our sun visors. They are small, cheaply made and offer no extension despite the huge difference between what they need to cover when at rest vs swiveled over to the side windows.

I too will be keeping an eye out for an alternative.
Careful there is a member that will jump on you for your reply lol
 

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^^^^no by saying something is wrong with your car lol^^^^ Fiat's are perfect in every way shape and form.
 

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You are fine PennyRacer. Pay no attention to our resident troll behind his curtain.
Hey, "been here before", do you never wake up in the morning purposing to make yourself useful for the day? It's getting old. Grow up!
 

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To the last suggestion yes sir General sir. Being that I retired much earlier than the average North American I will occasionally wake up in the early afternoon, that does not give me much time to get myself together and become useful. Lastly and this cracks me up, I believe you thought I went away but nope I am here just to grind on a few members with ZERO sense of humour. BWAH OH Merry Christmas
 

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Do as you wish young man. You will have a top level meeting one day before some very important figures, where you will have to make an accounting for your way through life. I hope that goes well for you. There is time to change. Whether you believe it or not doesn't change the fact that it will happen.
 

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I thought there was only one important figure other than the dude that opens the gate. I am kind of hoping the big guy gives credits to anyone that does not follow the rest like a herd of sheep. As I have never used profanity, just added many facts and figures how would this get me into the big guys black book?


Lastly some think at the end we are basically worm food so God is not an issue. Yummy food for thought so early in the morn.
 

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I am here just to grind on a few members with ZERO sense of humour.
If you are only here to "grind" members then perhaps you shouldn't be here? I get people like to joke and such but you seem to admit in this instance at least you are here for the sole purpose of creating an issue for other members or perhaps only one member, a direct violation of the Terms of Service to which one agrees to abide in use of this forum. Perhaps a little time away to reflect on your decisions will be helpful to you? Up till now I don't recall you being or trying to be a problem-maker so I'll ask this attitude change and we can go from there, your choice on how you wish to proceed (or not proceed). If there is a more serious problem I am not aware of please by all means makes me or another staff member aware that it might be addressed. Seeing as this is the first problem I am aware of I am offering an option to correct the path chosen so to speak, but the open admittance of being here for the purpose of causing an issue has me thinking you've decided the forum is no longer offering you anything of value, you can reply here or PM if you like but there is no reason why you shouldn't be banned temporarily seeing as you did say you are here to create a problem. One chance, yours if you want it, I do hope you decide to remain as a contributing member.

Thanks.

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