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Old 10-13-2003, 08:27 AM   #1
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I have a totally stock new '04 WRX (wagon) and just drove it in the rain for the first time (just picked up the car last Friday). Handled great in the wet weather, as expected.

I'm aware of the "Premium Package" offered only in the sedan version, and its heated mirrors and seats. I can do without the heated seats, but I noted that as I drove through the rain, I will truly miss the heated mirrors in my '98 Pathfinder (now my wife's car). Heated mirrors do a great job, especially up here in the Northeast. Great for snow conditions, but even during rain, they do a great job of keeping the mirrors fog-free and raindrop-free. I found myself relying more on visually checking over my shoulder when changing lanes versus looking in the mirrors, which were nearly unusable in this situation.

Is there a way (aftermarket or otherwise) to get WRX wagon mirrors with a 'heated' option?
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Old 10-13-2003, 12:10 PM   #2
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I am interested in doing this for my 04 sedan as well.... anyone?
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Old 10-13-2003, 03:44 PM   #3
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Here's an old thread with info-
http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show...5&pagenumber=4
The discussion was about doing this on the 02-03's but should still apply to the 04's, although the actual part #s for the mirror would be different.
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Old 10-13-2003, 08:20 PM   #4
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Here is a link that might help you. The first post tells you where he got them.

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Old 11-03-2003, 10:40 PM   #5
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Hey i wouldnt mind doing something like that to my 00 GC8 body style.. do they make one for us too??? cause it fustrates me to no end having my mirors fog/frost up ya know!?!... or does the one that the link that u posted work for the GC8 body too???
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Old 11-04-2003, 12:28 PM   #6
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I found myself relying more on visually checking over my shoulder when changing lanes versus looking in the mirrors, which were nearly unusable in this situation.
When the New Look WRX was introduced in the UK last year, they published a document that described the improvements over the New Age WRX: http://www.subaru.co.uk/imggb/www/su...a_20030103.pdf

At the bottom of page 4 it says:
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Both occupants and pedestrians are better protected by the 2003 Impreza thanks to a whole series of extra safety measures. These include new anti-raindrop door mirrors which stay cleaner, enhancing visibility.
I guess this doesn't work as well as Subaru hoped. In the interim, you might consider applying something like RainX to reduce the misting/fogging that occurs when driving in the rain.
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