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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 09-20-03, 07:46 AM Thread Starter
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reverse sensing system

How many people have this fitted to their BA's, whats it like, worth it?

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Re: reverse sensing system

I am also interested in peoples opinions.
I am thinking about adding this to my car and would like to know if it is actually any good.

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Re: reverse sensing system

We had it on the loaner cars that Ford gave us, on a Fairmont Ghia and a Fairlane Ghia, my wife didn't like it and I can't say it did anything for me either, that said, we didn't reverse into anything!! ;-)
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I drove a new Statesman for a day with it fitted and had to do heaps of parking in the city. It allowed me to parallel park the big bulky unfamiliar car without any dramas...I would definitely get it if I was ordering a new car.
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If you need one of those, you shouldn't have a driving licence. :s6: It's just a sales gimmick.

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It may be a sales gimmick, but i've driven my old man's Fairmont with the reversing system and it does come in handy sometimes. I think it may be more benefitial to those who may not be able to judge distances between vehicles.

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Re: reverse sensing system

I was a bit inclined to agree with TopGhia but since they've been on the Mustang with it's poor rear visibility I am starting to change my mind.

Would have been really handy Thursday after some clown manaed to block me in to a spot in a car park with less than a foot in any direction. Took 15 minutes to get out - a fair bit of which was getting out regularly to see where the back of the car really was as I needed every fraction of an inch.

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biggrin It's only a gimmick untill you try it!

I thought the reverse sensors were a gimmick, up until I was driving other cars not so fitted. It is a good idea and very practical, although it takes a while to learn the system. Once you get a feel for the beeping feedback (and yes you do you use these indicators in conjuction with mirrors, not instead of) it makes identifying the real gap very easy.
Not a gimmick, but not one I would go out of my way to pay extra for as an option.
Reversing sensors on a trailer, now there is a good idea!
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post #9 of 10 (permalink) Old 09-22-03, 05:43 AM
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We have it on our XR6T and yes, we could easily get by without it. However, it's so convienient to have them. Saves the guesswork and allows you to park faster. :)
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Re: reverse sensing system

interesting that there was an ad in the latest Wheels or motor mag with this system that has no visable senors.......even better again.

worth looking into


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