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    Re: U.S. requires new cars to have backup cameras[W:26]

    Quote Originally Posted by tech30528 View Post
    Some pretty awesome resolution on those babies too isn't it? I don't mind backup cameras. Don't think they need to be mandated though. One thing I really like (does your Lexus have it Maggie?) is smart cruise. It gauges the speed of the car ahead of you when you have the cruise set and maintains a safe following distance, and if you steer around them or they turn it takes you back to the speed you were set at. Cool stuff. Of course I have none of these cool toys, my truck is 29 years old.

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    No, my car doesn't have that. The only other fancy things it has is auto-adjustable seats to two drivers, heated seats, radar on all four corners, and GPS. The new ones park themselves.

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    Re: U.S. requires new cars to have backup cameras[W:26]

    On a related note....

    I've occasionally wondered why they don't mount rear-view cameras on semi trailers, with monitors in the cabs.

    Isn't there a huge-ass blind spot behind those trailers? OR so the signs on some of them indicate...
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    Re: U.S. requires new cars to have backup cameras[W:26]

    Quote Originally Posted by Top Cat View Post
    Based on your posts perhaps you should take my advice. Care to guess what that advice is?

    Cheesy at best; just like your OP. I've never backed up and run over anything. You? Your wife?
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    Re: U.S. requires new cars to have backup cameras[W:26]

    Backup cameras are probably a necessary safety design addition to make up for the extremely dangerous safety designs that for crash tests require huge thick roof pillars and minimized window glass to maximize body structure - making visibility in new cars dismally restricted compared to cars prior to such standards. Get into a car from the 1960s. The visibility is GREAT. Get into most modern cars and it's almost like your peeking out through small slots - particularly bad to the rear.

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    Re: U.S. requires new cars to have backup cameras[W:26]

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    Ha! Sometimes we just can't help ourselves.

    No, my car doesn't have that. The only other fancy things it has is auto-adjustable seats to two drivers, heated seats, radar on all four corners, and GPS. The new ones park themselves.
    My wife's station wagon has early vintage proximity sensors all around it. The car seemingly was a reliability nightmare. Wouldn't go into gear (electronic gear shifting). So we'd have it towed to the dealer (80 miles away) and 7-10 days later we'd get it back with a $2000 repair bill claiming it was some failed computer system - a different on each time. Towing and rental car costs too. After getting ripped off a total of about $7000 - I found out that if that particular early model Merc is parked too close to something in front or behind it won't allow it to go into gear as a safety precaution. Meaning she had parked too close to the bushes, so wouldn't let it be put into gear. The dealer used that to rip her off 3 times. Thieving bastards.

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    Re: U.S. requires new cars to have backup cameras[W:26]

    Quote Originally Posted by joko104 View Post
    My wife's station wagon has early vintage proximity sensors all around it. The car seemingly was a reliability nightmare. Wouldn't go into gear (electronic gear shifting). So we'd have it towed to the dealer (80 miles away) and 7-10 days later we'd get it back with a $2000 repair bill claiming it was some failed computer system - a different on each time. Towing and rental car costs too. After getting ripped off a total of about $7000 - I found out that if that particular early model Merc is parked too close to something in front or behind it won't allow it to go into gear as a safety precaution. Meaning she had parked too close to the bushes, so wouldn't let it be put into gear. The dealer used that to rip her off 3 times. Thieving bastards.
    OMG. OMG!! They are thieves!!

    For the last 20 years, when a car starts giving me problems, I trade it in. I'd been through quite a few GM cars until I switched to Lexus. I'm on my second one.

    I'm getting ready to trade this one in (it's 7) because the back rear window doesn't operate. I figure I've gotten my $$s worth and if that's gone down, a computer module or two can't be far behind. *KnocksOnWood*

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    Re: U.S. requires new cars to have backup cameras[W:26]

    Quote Originally Posted by Top Cat View Post
    U.S. require new cars to have backup cameras - Mar. 31, 2014

    Cue up the right wing outrage. My left wing self thinks this is a great idea. I suspect most of us have backed into something over the course of time.
    As usual, you don't know what the **** you're talking about. I happen to support the idea, and I have a camera on my new car. Cue up more stupid unsubstantiated allegations from leftwingers.
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    Re: U.S. requires new cars to have backup cameras[W:26]

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    U.S. require new cars to have backup cameras - Mar. 31, 2014

    Cue up the right wing outrage. My left wing self thinks this is a great idea. I suspect most of us have backed into something over the course of time.
    There's no need to half-way ruin a potentially interesting discussion about an interesting topic by throwing partisanship in everyone's face right out of the box.
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    Re: U.S. requires new cars to have backup cameras[W:26]

    Quote Originally Posted by Μολὼν λαβέ View Post
    Cheesy at best; just like your OP. I've never backed up and run over anything. You? Your wife?
    Sure you haven't ever bumped anything. Credibility none.

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    Re: U.S. requires new cars to have backup cameras[W:26]

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    As usual, you don't know what the **** you're talking about. I happen to support the idea, and I have a camera on my new car. Cue up more stupid unsubstantiated allegations from leftwingers.
    Perhaps actually reading the thread is in order before you open your hubacious piehole and drool all over yourself. Several of your ilk have spoken out against the idea. So yes, I was right as usual. You are embarrassing yourself yet again.

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