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Old 09-14-2009, 11:34 AM   #1
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Front parking sensors

I noticed a lot of negative comments on the rear park assist...This camaro in Austria has them in the front aswell. What do you guys and gals think?
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Old 09-14-2009, 11:40 AM   #3
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Does Austria require those...?
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Old 09-14-2009, 11:40 AM   #4
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I think Austrians need to learn how to drive.
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Old 09-14-2009, 11:40 AM   #5
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I think the enormous front license plate looks much worse than the sensor buttons.
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7 series BMW has front sensors. helps when parell parking.
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Old 09-14-2009, 11:42 AM   #8
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I really dislike them on the front :(.
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Old 09-14-2009, 11:45 AM   #9
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I think Austrians need to learn how to drive.
Now hold on it has nothing to do with driving... I just moved to the USA from the Netherlands 6 months ago and believe me Traffic and Parking is very different thing out there compered to the US (not the big citys) ...Its allmost always parallel parking there and then its a great help
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Old 09-14-2009, 11:48 AM   #10
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id get themmm
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I guess if you parallel park everywhere it would be useful
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Old 09-14-2009, 12:10 PM   #12
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Ok, so I'll ask the question- if Austria has them already on both the front and rear, why are we just now getting them for the rear? What else is in 'circulation' that hasn't made it to our models?
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Old 09-14-2009, 12:32 PM   #13
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Very surprised the "SS" badge is in the grill if that pic is legit and the car is in Austria. I would love to see a pic of the back of that car.
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Old 09-14-2009, 12:41 PM   #15
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From the looks of that license plate, it will protect the whole car from almost any front end collision! LOL
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Hello everyone.
The car on the pictures - the car you are talking about - is my car.
Here are some answers to your assumptions:
The car is not available oficially in Austria/Europe. It is imported from the US.
The parking sensors are aftermarket sensors - front sensors and rear sensors.
The reason why I did install them was already mentioned here. They are very helpful if you paralell-park. You have to do this very often here in Austria.
They are not required in Austria.
Big Austrian front license plates are a problem. On my car the bracket for US-license plates was already mounted (will holes in the bumper). Preliminary I decided to put my license plate on this bracket, allthough it doesnt fit (you can see this in the pictures). But that will not be the final solution.
Here is a pic of the back of the car.
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What's the light down by the rear diffuser for?
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Old 09-14-2009, 03:57 PM   #18
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Hello everyone.
The car on the pictures - the car you are talking about - is my car.
Here are some answers to your assumptions:
The car is not available oficially in Austria/Europe. It is imported from the US.
The parking sensors are aftermarket sensors - front sensors and rear sensors.
The reason why I did install them was already mentioned here. They are very helpful if you paralell-park. You have to do this very often here in Austria.
They are not required in Austria.
Big Austrian front license plates are a problem. On my car the bracket for US-license plates was already mounted (will holes in the bumper). Preliminary I decided to put my license plate on this bracket, allthough it doesnt fit (you can see this in the pictures). But that will not be the final solution.
Here is a pic of the back of the car.
Hallo Mas,
I hope you dont mind that i used the pictures of your car to start this tread, Like i said after all the comments on the rear sensors i was wondering how the members were going to respond to the front ones.
Im from Holland and i understand why you have them!
By the way you have a very nice camaro!
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What's the light down by the rear diffuser for?
Looks like a brighter back-up light maybe?
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I parallel parked my Camaro, on the 1st day I owned it, with no trouble.
If You need sensor's to park, then maybe you need to learn to park.
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Mas,

Good looking ride brother, must be awesome cruising the alps with that attention getter I had my Caddy sedan deville over there in 1992-96 and got allot of attention, can't imagine the nods you get with the Camaro Folks the Plates are so large over there because they have thousands of Traffic cameras all over Europe. simply a means to get your photo ticket to the right person when you get you photo taken Mas, next time your in the Alps stop by one of the beautiful Glacier lakes about 4-6K feet and snap a few photos of the Camaro that would be awesome.
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What's the light down by the rear diffuser for?
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Looks like a brighter back-up light maybe?
I think it is the back-up light. The original back-up lights have either been turned into fog lights or turn signals judging by the orange bulb inside them.
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yeah what is that light?
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Old 09-14-2009, 04:07 PM   #24
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I parallel parked my Camaro, on the 1st day I owned it, with no trouble.
If You need sensor's to park, then maybe you need to learn to park.
Try it several times a day in an old european city with only afew feet to spare!...if your a skilled driver it will probably work most of the times but someday your going to bang it up!

It has nothing to do with learning to park!
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I think it is the back-up light. The original back-up lights have either been turned into fog lights or turn signals judging by the orange bulb inside them.
You are right. The original back-up lights have been turned into turn signals. They have to be orange in Austria. Either orange lenses or clear lenses with orange bulbs. Orange or clear lenses for the original turn signals are not available yet.
The additional light is the back-up light.
Original turn signals have been turned into brake lights, original brake lights into rear fog lights (also required in Austria/Europe).
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