Originally Posted by BRietkerk
I agree. Since I was raised on a farm I learned to back up implements and wagons with a tractor which did not have mirrors. The looking over the shoulder method is a habit hard to break. I could still get away with it with the tent trailer. The Escape forces me to use the mirrors. Occasionally I break down and poke my head out of the window to look back.
Very true about backing up with farm implements, I certainly did lots of that before I drove a car too. I had to retrain myself as an adult to use the mirrors, but once I had that down, it is not even a consideration to turn my head any more. On the odd occasion I have to do that now, because of having to turn really sharp around a corner, it seems way more awkward.
2017 Escape 5.0 TA (someday soon, I hope
2015 Ford F150 Lariat 3.5L EcoBoost
2009 Escape 19 (previous)
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