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Thinking about an Ampera, but......

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Hello Everyone

Firstly a quick thank you for all the information and tips on this forum. This site is a great UK resource for anyone thinking of moving to the concept of vehicles powered by electricity.

I am thinking about looking at a Vauxhall Ampera, but am wondering about a couple of issues which hopefully current owners will be able to help me with. The first is noise, not so much during electric operation but more so under petrol power. My journey to / from work takes me onto the A1 and M25, and I am wondering if I will notice wind and / or road noise. I have been unable to find any db ratings which would indicate cabin noise levels and so would be grateful for comments on any real world experiences.

My second query concerns wing mirrors, which I note are not electrically operated. There is not much room in many car parks, especially supermarkets, and I wondered if anyone has noted any inconvenience with the fixed wing mirrors or suffered any damage?
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Thanks everyone. I meant wing mirror folding, not operational adjustment, which is pretty much standard on other vehicles. Indeed I noticed a recent post on the GM Volt forum where someone has spotted that the US handbook actually refers to folding wing mirrors, suggesting GM were hoping to include this but I guess needed to keep the price down.

I think a test drive is what I need. Many thanks for your comments and quick responses.

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