Originally Posted by Geerolla
I'm sure they work great, but they still look like golf clubs sticking out the middle of the door. They're out of place that way and ruin the look. I don't understand the reason behind putting them there except to copy Honda.
The reason is for visibility. Having them mounted on the doors vs the normal spot gives you the ability to see in a critical area, through the small triangle window. There are functional reasons for the size and position of the mirrors. Subaru is all about safety.