Ditto. Always thought that your side mirror should be adjusted to have the car's flank just out of view. I then use the little stick on blind spot mirrors for a checking just before I make the lane change. Had them for as long as I remember although my favorite style has gone missing. It had no real "frame" around it so you had max mirror for it's size.... A quick solution is to get one of those small blind spot mirrors... .
No issues here. You could try manually moving the mirror glass to see if it will adjust to where you want it. You could damage the auto mirror adjuster though.Talked to a service advisor at my local Subaru dealer. This “problem” can’t be fixed because all the Imprezas are like this. (Maybe this also applies to other models; don’t know.)
My service advisor said he has already been through the identical situation with another customer. Initially, they replaced his mirror, but that didn’t fix anything. Then they sat in other new Imprezas and found that all of their mirrors worked the same way.
Looks like we are stuck with it.
Oh yeah as if Subaru is going to design a whole new mirror assembly & initiate a safety recall that will cost them millions. I understand it's a safety issue for some people but I would be very surprised if they did do it. I have not had any issues with the mirrors but I am 5'7 & always have the seat almost fully to the rear.It can be fixed with a new design and a safety recall. Since we've already got 2 of those, why not another?
Unfortunately, manually pushing the mirror still doesn't extend it out enough. And no, this will not damage the power mechanism - the manual says it can be adjusted manually.