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    whats better parking sensors or camera?

    just brought a new car and wanting to mod it a little

    Trying to decide between parking sensors or a parking camera.

    anyone with any expiereance of the two able to recommend one over the other?

    also looked at maplins parking camera/gps system anyone have this and can comment on it? linky in next post

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    Original Poster

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    maplins sat nav and reversing camera

    anyone have it and can comment on it?

    £179

    Whatever happened to good old fashioned mirrors?

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    zezlez;2637697

    £179 Whatever happened to good old fashioned mirrors?



    not helpful.... :x

    please dont bother posting if you havent got a proper answer on the question :?

    If money isn't a problem, I'd go for the camera, what you see is what you get, With a parking sensor you either get a beeping noise or some flashing lights.

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    ctuk;2637777

    If money isn't a problem, I'd go for the camera, what you see is what you … If money isn't a problem, I'd go for the camera, what you see is what you get, With a parking sensor you either get a beeping noise or some flashing lights.



    but i was thinking hearing a beep might be easier than trying to concentrate on parking and looking at a screen at same time?

    way i figure it both have pros and cons was hopin some members might have or used one or the other to comment :thumbsup:

    I prefer parking sensors as they allow you to use your normal mirrors while still getting information back about your parking distance. I find reverse cameras on cars a bit of a gimmick especially in low light. Parking sensors are only going to pick up information at certain points though so you need to be careful if there's something thin sticking out in the area you're reversing into, this is where a camera will have an advantage.

    John

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    Johnmcl7;2637820

    I prefer parking sensors as they allow you to use your normal mirrors … I prefer parking sensors as they allow you to use your normal mirrors while still getting information back about your parking distance. I find reverse cameras on cars a bit of a gimmick especially in low light. Parking sensors are only going to pick up information at certain points though so you need to be careful if there's something thin sticking out in the area you're reversing into, this is where a camera will have an advantage.John



    thanks, is kinda what im thinking also. Obviously will still have mirrors and common sense so thin things shouldnt be a issue just figured it would be a helping hand cause where i work we have a tiny car park and double or triple park cars very close together in order to maximise space :thumbsup:

    You're a woman, therefore parking will always be beyond you.

    *braces self*

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    freeDUMB;2637934

    You're a woman, therefore parking will always be beyond you.*braces self*



    typical male response :x

    lol but ill let u off just cause im glad someone finally recognised im female i usually get called male on here

    get both, nothing wrong in few sounds effects to go with the video

    onlyme23;2637883

    thanks, is kinda what im thinking also. Obviously will still have mirrors … thanks, is kinda what im thinking also. Obviously will still have mirrors and common sense so thin things shouldnt be a issue just figured it would be a helping hand cause where i work we have a tiny car park and double or triple park cars very close together in order to maximise space :thumbsup:



    Although I don't have parking sensors on my car, they do work surprisingly well - simple and effective.

    John

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    dragon_ninsu;2638278

    get both, nothing wrong in few sounds effects to go with the video



    both is kinda over the top my parking isnt THAT bad lol

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    lumoruk;2638365

    Parking sensors get my vote



    thanks for your input :thumbsup:

    Sensors every time.

    never used any of them, but i also vote for sensors, though i dunno if the sound is gonna be annoying after a certain time.

    Got the parking sensors built in,they pick up things quite low down you sometimes can't see or don't notice in the mirrors,recycling boxes in my street mainly.Can't fault them.

    Original Poster

    thanks guys thinking sensors it is!

    now to decide which, dont want ones which require driling so im looking at the halfords meta sensor for £49.99 anyone have this?

    onlyme23;2637732

    not helpful.... :xplease dont bother posting if you havent got a proper … not helpful.... :xplease dont bother posting if you havent got a proper answer on the question :?



    Ok then I wont bother posting oh no what have i just done ! ! !

    It was meant as a bit tongue in cheek but........... oh never mind.
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