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Old 08-29-2008, 02:47 PM   #1
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Thought about rear parking sensors?

Now we know we'll deifinitely be working with blind-spots, would you opt for rear parking sensors or not?
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Old 08-29-2008, 02:59 PM   #2
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Not me. We've got them in our Expedition and unless the sensors are super clean, the damn thing beeps at dust, raindrops, and air. I'd rather just learn the corners of my car and add small blind spot mirrors to the side mirrors.
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Old 08-29-2008, 07:19 PM   #4
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Nope that's what mirrors are for.
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Old 08-29-2008, 07:27 PM   #5
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Nope that's what mirrors are for.
There is a huge blind spot. I think a backup beeper would be good idea too.
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Just pay attention to what you're doing, know what's around you, etc. Once you get used to driving a car, you'll get an idea of how close you can get to things. Really for me it's a cost issue and a non-necessity. I'm not going to opt for this, the sun-roof (mainly cause it destroys the look of the roof), but most likely I'll get everything else; SS/RS with the LED accents, ambient lighting, top radio choice, HUD (I know another non-necessity but a very cool one so I make an exception), and I'm sure of the wheels yet.

Also I guess I'm used to driving with blind spots..... the wing on my car pretty much consumes your view out the back. you either look over it (for distance) or under it (for close). But there is a middle spot that you don't see.
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I rarely park in a way that requires me to go in reverse. I'd only need it to pull out of a parking spot or my driveway.

With no kids, and their toys, to worry about behind me in the driveway sensor's aren't an important option at all.

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Also I guess I'm used to driving with blind spots..... the wing on my car pretty much consumes your view out the back. you either look over it (for distance) or under it (for close). But there is a middle spot that you don't see.
That would drive me mad.
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Nope that's what mirrors are for.
No kidding. If those mirrors don't help you see around blind spots then what do you do? Get an extra pair of eyes? Heh. Living in Southern California you need all the help you can get seeing around blind spots.
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Old 08-29-2008, 09:37 PM   #9
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It's the dumb people that drive into the blind spot and stay in that zone that's the most danger.
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Old 08-29-2008, 09:44 PM   #10
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It's the dumb people that drive into the blind spot and stay in that zone that's the most danger.
Something you cannot help. Rear parking sensors can.
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Old 08-30-2008, 01:54 AM   #11
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All cars have blind spots. The system for the Camaro will be a nice edition. I have the sensors on my pickup and love them. I suspect however the Camaro may include a backup camera like we are seeing on many cars these days. It is a simple way to make backing easy and safe. I will be waiting for the HUD so since I will be waiting anyway I will also get whatever system that GM ends up putting in the car.
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Old 08-30-2008, 02:14 AM   #12
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Nope. Don't want rear parking sensors and would never opt for them. If you feel you are getting too close, you probably are. Get out and LOOK. Common sense...
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Old 08-30-2008, 02:43 AM   #13
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It's the dumb people that drive into the blind spot and stay in that zone that's the most danger.
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Something you cannot help. Rear parking sensors can.
Drive alert, scanning mirrors prior to cars enterring blind spot... adjust speed to prevent vehicles from 'riding' in them.... easy to do in Fort Worth TX (except NE 820) and 121 north/east at 0700... maybe not as easy in CA.

For those who insist on driving in blind spots... maybe some type of wheel spikes to take out their tires!?!?!
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Old 08-30-2008, 03:10 AM   #14
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we are buying a new tahoe this weekend so i will make up my mind after i try that a bit.
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UH last time I checked if you want to check your blind spots...................just........turn.........a round. You should have learned that when you got a license.
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Old 08-30-2008, 03:34 AM   #16
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UH last time I checked if you want to check your blind spots...................just........turn.........a round. You should have learned that when you got a license.

turn around... is that still legal? cant we get someone else to do that for us yet?
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Nope... My 74 Z28 has a huge blind spot from the B pillar and rear port glass and I have yet to back into anything... Of course, I just jinxed myself...

I would hold off any judgment on the blind spot until you are actually sitting in your new Camaro… Might not be as bad as some might think…
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Old 08-30-2008, 09:29 AM   #18
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Every Camaro built (except 'verts I guess) have had huge blind spots. Nothing new to a lot of us. My '68 didn't even come with a passenger side mirror. You just learn to estimate better where the car is, and be more cautious about it. If that means making a 3 point turn a 6 point turn, oh well. That's part of Camaro ownership.
What I need is a front parking sensor on the nose of my 4th gen. I'll admit I've bumped into a couple parking garage walls, curbs, whatever, while parking it.
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Old 08-30-2008, 09:51 AM   #19
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Our Envoy has a few MASSIVE blind spots. If I ever feel like I'm too close to a wall or another car, I'll just stop and go the other direction. Not that hard.

Although rear parking sensors would be nice to have.
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I don't think I'd be interested unless they could integrate them into the rear cover better than the cars are not. Maybe if they were able to keep the sensors in the lower black part of the facia where the difusser is, but I'm not sure they would get the coverage on the corners; I don't know about that. No, not for me. Why do I need to back up when my 400+ horsepower will be going forward?

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Nope. Don't want rear parking sensors and would never opt for them. If you feel you are getting too close, you probably are. Get out and LOOK. Common sense...
LOL, I thought I was the only one get actually get out of my car to make sure I wasn't close to a curb or another car! I don't feel as bad now

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turn around... is that still legal? cant we get someone else to do that for us yet?
That's not legal in California. That takes too much thinking for yourself and we're not allowed

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Every Camaro built (except 'verts I guess) have had huge blind spots. Nothing new to a lot of us. My '68 didn't even come with a passenger side mirror. You just learn to estimate better where the car is, and be more cautious about it. If that means making a 3 point turn a 6 point turn, oh well. That's part of Camaro ownership.
What I need is a front parking sensor on the nose of my 4th gen. I'll admit I've bumped into a couple parking garage walls, curbs, whatever, while parking it.
X2 I've been there done that with my '95 and a couple times in my '02. They were all just rolling into them so I never got any damage, but yeah...
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Old 08-30-2008, 01:47 PM   #21
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What about a reverse beeper?
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I like the idea of a reverse option. I won't take it because I'll turn around or stop to take a better look. It's a waste of money for me and a lot of other people that are just really comfortable with a wide range of cars.

At the same time, this may be the first car of this style for a lot of drivers. Coupes and muscle cars are just different than what some people are driving now. This type of option will make more people comfortable buying a Camaro, so it could make the sale for some people. That's great for us because it gives GM a wider range of customers to whom they can sell Camaros.

I just wanted to remind everyone that more success with this platform means more performance cars—Z28 included—in the future.
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As far as my opinion, I don't see any reason why not to offer them, but that is not an option I would need. For me, this car will be a Sunday driver, not a DD. If I came off otherwise, I apologize. I would consider Blur's suggestion about commenting to a Mod' however if you require help. I think it's safe to say all Mods' are more than happy to help
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Nope. Don't want rear parking sensors and would never opt for them. If you feel you are getting too close, you probably are. Get out and LOOK. Common sense...
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Our Envoy has a few MASSIVE blind spots. If I ever feel like I'm too close to a wall or another car, I'll just stop and go the other direction. Not that hard.

Please tell me how diplomatic any of the above responses are??????????????????????????????????????????? Or how necessary they were???????????????? That's great people have their own opinions, but stuff like that doesn't border on condescending, it IS condescending and completely uncessary. And this isn't the only thread where this has taken place. I think some of us take enough sh*t off of people in the real world, then to come to places we'd like to enjoy like Camaro5 and deal with this, for no good reason??????????? I may be the only one but I think this kind of stuff brings down the quality of the forum and the membership, makes folks not want to come here. Do you really want that? Or maybe you really don't care...... At least you were warned.
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Old 08-30-2008, 08:47 PM   #25
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I prefer the system that big trucks use... The G.O.A.L. system, works very well. Imagine the blind spot they have, total 180 degrees without mirrors.
Personally I think it's a good technology, if it works. It's not very often you see anyone get in and out of their auto while backing, we're a bunch-o-lazy bassuds.
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