Back-Up Cameras

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  1. SARGE

    SARGE The Preacher Man

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    I don't know how I ever lived without one to back-up and see what's behind me !! It took a bit to get used to mine on my last 2 Toyota trucks and trust the lines. The cameras always show I have much more room to back-up than what my mirrors do. My mirrors always had me getting out to check the clearance from the parked car or object behind me and I had a mile but seemed so close. These cameras don't lie. When I have to back-up the dinosaur Honda Accord in our driveway, I hate it once a week yet I grew up driving something like that all these years.
     
  2. EzyStvy

    EzyStvy Computing Professor Staff Member

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    I've had one for three years now and am still getting used to it.
     
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    It's funny how some seem to readily adopt this technology, because my car (2016 Subaru BRZ) has a backup camera with a large screen and I find that I rarely look at the backup camera and instead do it the old fashioned way.

    I think I've glanced at it maybe three or four times in the year and a half I've owned it.
     
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    EzyStvy Computing Professor Staff Member

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    Ditto.... It's almost like the camera gets in the way when you do it the old fashion way.... I check two out of three mirrors....look out the windows....rinse and repeat...Who has time to look at the camera:(

    But the camera sure comes in handy when trying to back out of tight spaces.
     
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  5. David M

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    I found it as a supplement to and not a replacement for twisting your head around and actually looking backwards. It's definitely nice to have.
     
  6. Bob338

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    I've had them for several years (2011), but I prefer driving an old car without one. Becomes very confusing to me switching cars and I STILL don't trust it fully. I've 'tapped' the car behind me once or twice when backing into a space, but just barely. They ARE accurate!
     
  7. SARGE

    SARGE The Preacher Man

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    Agreed, it does give one more thing to look at besides the usual looks out the windows, but for me I love it and hate driving galbud's old Honda and having to look in old mirrors alone. The Jeep I rented last year was even more awesome as it had 4 back-up cameras.
     
  8. Blaster3

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    some have audible alerts & visually flash from green to yellow to red when you get too close
     
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  9. Bob338

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    I backed into a space a short while back, tapped the car behind me and figured I had damaged the 'bumper'. Immediately bailed out to look, and not a mark. I'll not cut it as close in the future but I don't drive that car in town much so I'll stay old fashioned with my favorite 'oldie' that I still baby and still have no body rash on.
     
  10. Blaster3

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    i recently drove a friends 2015 caddy cts ( a pos imo ) you can't look out the rear window, so using onboard camara is the only way to back up... the side view mirrors suck ( weird shape, small, useless ) so they have bright warning lights in them, alerting you of vehicles in the blind spot ( flash yellow then red ) because there's no way to see anything in them anyways...