Originally Posted by Jeffrey
I need to replace the broken mechanism, and therefore the entire mirror assembly, on my '07 E-350 passenger side. Current one is just one mirror and an option now is this dual mirror version. Anyone have this one, and is it better that the useful round stick-on mirror used to see wide? Thanks.
'07's had the one piece mirror glass, the one showing in your link is what Ford called "dual element" and IMHO that lower convex piece is completely worthless. I swapped my own '03 E-Series mirrors for the '07 and later design---much more useful. I do use a larger stick-on spot mirror that affords me much better rear vision than the "dual element" types ever did.
Of course all this could be just 100% personal preference too. Many of the aftermarket exterior mirrors are good value at least in the short term---cost savings over brand new OEM parts. I have found a lot of VGC take off OEM mirrors, power mostly for very fair prices. Since I'm in the glass biz anyway if the mirror glass needs replaced I typically pay less than $10 each for the flat pieces, >$20 for the convex.
All just my $0.02 worth mind ya....................