meic wrote:Reversing my transit style vans with the external mirrors was a lot easier than reversing the Passat with a rear window.
The issue is height, from the vans you are looking down, so can see the floor. In the car you are looking horizontally and cant see anything below window height for many yards behind, if you are on a slope it is far worse.
Simply adjust the mirrors?
I know it has worked for me. Reversing along a narrow lane, with a high "verge". Lower the mirror angles and then use them to see. When complete put them back to the normal position.
What little rear vision that is lost can be compensated with the rear view mirror and looking over your shoulder