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I have been trying to decide if I should get the Pioneer ND-BC20PA backup camera or sensors. Does anyone have either one?
What would you suggest?
 

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I see no need for them, but if you really want something I'd go with a backup camera over backup sensors.
 

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Why? It's dumb. Unless you are physically unable to turn and look to see what's behind you.
 

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All depends.... Neither is 'needed' but if you want one of them:

camera will be more useful as it is far easier to see how much room you have then figure it out by beeps sonar style. However, the camera might look a bit out of place depending on type of camera, car color and MY

sensors will take a bit of getting used to the proximity by beep locations. depending on they system you get, you will likely have holes drilled in your bumper to mount the sensors (those round dots you see on Caddy bumpers), some can be painted body color, some have to remain unpainted (normally black)
 

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My Honda has the camera with the Alpine nav system. Love it.
 

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I know people love the cameras but I'm a bigger fan of the sensors, especially on a smaller car. You can easily see behind you - it's the last couple feet/inches that are tricky, and I find the sensors are more effective and once you are used to them far easier to use without any thought.
 

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Why? It's dumb. Unless you are physically unable to turn and look to see what's behind you.
I beg to differ. I worked in downtown Portland for a couple years, and got to be a pro at parallel parking. However, I think a backup camera would dramatically improve my accuracy when fitting into a spot. It might save some three point turning time if I knew I had a few more inches to use.

That being said, I never hit anything, and it never took me more than a few turns to wiggle in anyway, so I guess I didn't really NEED one, it just would have been handy.
 

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If there are kids, pets, or obstacles around a camera is great.
 

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I beg to differ. I worked in downtown Portland for a couple years, and got to be a pro at parallel parking. However, I think a backup camera would dramatically improve my accuracy when fitting into a spot. It might save some three point turning time if I knew I had a few more inches to use.

That being said, I never hit anything, and it never took me more than a few turns to wiggle in anyway, so I guess I didn't really NEED one, it just would have been handy.
There is no parallel parking in Fl.Its not even on the test.
 

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My wifes Sorento came std with a factory backup cam with display in the rear view mirror, AND parking sensors.

Its awesome, especially in parking lots, or anywhere at night since it is nightvision-ish.
 

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I'd rather spend the money elsewhere...like hookers and blow...simply because I'm so damn good I can parallel park a jumbo jet if I need to.
 

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I'd rather spend the money elsewhere...like hookers and blow...simply because I'm so damn good I can parallel park a jumbo jet if I need to.
Pics or it didn't happen.
 

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There is no parallel parking in Fl.Its not even on the test.
it seems that most states no longer have it on the test....or if it is, most test admins don't seem to enforce learning it.
 

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Pics or it didn't happen.
Eh it was an emergency in NYC with P Diddy and Jay Z...they didn't want to draw too much too much attention, so they didn't snap any pics. Their personal pilot was having trouble so I said...move over, lemme do it. We gotta get to da club mad quick. We had mad shorties waitin for us. Holla.
 

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Eh it was an emergency in NYC with P Diddy and Jay Z...they didn't want to draw too much too much attention, so they didn't snap any pics. Their personal pilot was having trouble so I said...move over, lemme do it. We gotta get to da club mad quick. We had mad shorties waitin for us. Holla.
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Never owned one, but I get the feeling that a backup camera is like an iPad. You don't have one, you don't need one. Once you've owned one...now I need one.
 
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