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Hi all, we are considering purchasing an Atlas. did an extended test drive and tried fitting in the garage. With mirrors extended we've got about 2 inches of clearance on either side going through the door. With mirrors folded in, it's still a tight fit and not easy to do without having mirrors to see! Considered the premium with the area view as this would give a better view of the vehicle when guiding into the garage. Since the area view works using cameras on the side mirrors, will area view still work properly if the mirrors are folded in:surprise:?
 

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2019 Atlas - Release Date?

Was going to purchase a 2019 Atlas as soon as they are released which I was told in mid August but now not sure what to do? Brake issues on the 2018's scare me. Hope the 2019's have the problem solved.

Maybe I will have to go some where else for a large SUV, Audi Q 7 or Q 5 comes to mind.
 

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Hi all, we are considering purchasing an Atlas. did an extended test drive and tried fitting in the garage. With mirrors extended we've got about 2 inches of clearance on either side going through the door. With mirrors folded in, it's still a tight fit and not easy to do without having mirrors to see! Considered the premium with the area view as this would give a better view of the vehicle when guiding into the garage. Since the area view works using cameras on the side mirrors, will area view still work properly if the mirrors are folded in:surprise:?
I was worried about fitting mine in the garage too. I have a detached garage at the end of a longish narrow driveway that has a cinder block wall on one side and my house on the other. I don't have to but for piece of mind I fold my mirrors in and back into my garage. I can tell you that if you are in 360 cam mode and fold in your mirrors what you lose is the mirrors ability to provide the parallel view. You still have the front and back of the 360, and you do still have the side mirrors but the image fans out making it look like you have wings if that makes sense. I pretty much do the tried and true over the shoulder head turn when backing in and I listen carefully for the beeps! Good luck!
 

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I was worried about fitting mine in the garage too. I have a detached garage at the end of a longish narrow driveway that has a cinder block wall on one side and my house on the other. I don't have to but for piece of mind I fold my mirrors in and back into my garage. I can tell you that if you are in 360 cam mode and fold in your mirrors what you lose is the mirrors ability to provide the parallel view. You still have the front and back of the 360, and you do still have the side mirrors but the image fans out making it look like you have wings if that makes sense. I pretty much do the tried and true over the shoulder head turn when backing in and I listen carefully for the beeps! Good luck!
My wife went looking at new cars with her daughter as I was incapacitated after having 3 different surgeries this past year. She left early in the morning and kept in touch while visiting most of the dealerships in Riverside & Orange Counties. (We had already visited most of the ones in San Diego County during the days before.) She was finally able to find a 2018 VW Atlas SEL Premium with 4 Motion which was completely loaded and came with absolutely every single Tec option available for this vehicle along with black 20" rims.

I received what I thought was the last call I would receive from her when she was getting ready to leave the dealership in Santa Ana around 9:30pm after finally finishing up all the paperwork. As we live in the mountains above Palm Springs I elected not to stay up and went ahead and went to bed instead of waiting up for her big homecoming reveal.

Well, at around 11:30 I received yet another call from her from her her cell phone while sitting just outside our garage door and the first words out of her mouth when she answered was, “I don’t think this is gonna’ fit in the garage.” . . . so I told her not to even try and I’d put something on and come right down. Your final statement, “With mirrors extended we've got about 2 inches of clearance on either side while guiding it through the door and with mirrors folded in, it's still a tight fit and not easy to do without having mirrors to see! Considered the premium with the area view as this would give a better view of the vehicle when guiding into the garage.”, is rather pretty much of anon-exaggerated observation on your part!

I was able to figure out how to figure where the car was in relationship to the garage door opening while going over the basics and taking advantage of the area view feature to get the car inside the garage for the night and came back upstairs to hit the sheets and to finally try to get someshut-eye once again.

Since then I purchased a dual led laser parking assist device and also placed some strips of white duct tape on either side leading up to the garage door opening so you can see in the monitor exactly where the car is in relationship to the garage door while approaching the opening. (Mostly came about after an episode where the front and the top of the right rear wheel well came in contact with the rubber right side garage door water seal strip and pretty much rubbed completely through the ridge of the clear coat paint.)

So, to answer your statement, “Considered the premium with the area view as this would give a better view of the vehicle when guiding into the garage. Since the area view works using cameras on the side mirrors, will area view still work properly if the mirrors are folded in?” I would suggest that it definitely helps especially with the two strips of white tape I placed on the concrete leading up to either side of the garage door opening. (Which is soon to be replaced with white paint so it stays put through all the different weather conditions and washings of the car and truck!)
 
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