Car parts designed to smash up, take II

We saw how Our car had a turn indicator lamp in the side trim, where it was vulnerable to damage. Even more interesting is the turn signal on some newer cars, which is put on the most smash-worthy part of any automobile: the side rear view mirror. And not at the base of the mirror like in this red Citroen C4; but at its outer edge, as in this blue Mercedes!

They used to speak of “Planned obsolescence”; looks like today’s automakers are unwilling to wait for their parts to wear out, so now they’re actively soliciting breakage by design…

Side mirrors with turn signals

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