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Never had a problem before. I could move any car in the tightest of spaces without a problem.

Now I either get in a car, start reversing and waiting to hear some beeping that'll never come! Or I'll constantly second-guess myself.

Moral of the story: parking sensors are bad.
 

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Cars without them are bad! Never need them personally but always wait for those beeps to flatline before having a smug smile and getting out. The mrs thinks I'm a **** and she's probably right ?
 

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Same here :)

Once you know how to interpret the various signals they are superb.
 

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I had them on my Civic and still managed to hit something undetected damaging the honeycomb part of the bumper so not perfect !! Mind you without them I would have probably still hit the same object LOL
 

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I'm getting a reversing camera this week too! Surely the next car is going to have to be one of those that parks itself :)
 

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I'm getting a reversing camera this week too! Surely the next car is going to have to be one of those that parks itself :)
I have the new Focus that people say parks itself. It doesn't it's call 'Park Assist' where the car steers for you that's all.
If you start the parking whilst too far from the kerb, you finish too far from the kerb.
If you start at a jaunty angle, you finish at a jaunty angle and if you start too near the kerb, you still hit/mount the kerb. It's shee-ite !!
And by the time you have used the semi automated system, you could have parked, got out, paid for a parking ticket, displayed the ticket and done half you're shopping !! LOL
 

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I remember Top Gear testing that system and having the same problems. :lol:
 

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I know what you mean. My fiesta didn't come with parking sensors because of a mistake by the salesman. I thought it wouldn't matter as it's such a small car - it does!

The thing is that I remember cars before this wonderful technology and never really had a problem parking without them. Now, I do exactly the same as you and second guess, end up parking miles away from the object behind me. Amazing how quickly we forget some skills!
 

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I had them on my Civic and still managed to hit something undetected damaging the honeycomb part of the bumper so not perfect !! Mind you without them I would have probably still hit the same object LOL
:police: Did the exact same thing trying to reverse onto me mates drive... it beeped... only to do the "flatline" when I had ACTUALLY hit the gatepost... damaging the plastic bit underneat (and its a bit on the noticable side) - lucky I didn't near take the side of the car off...

I don't trust the things at all.
 

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It's the same as most modern improvements, it is a tool. It's not supposed to substitute you using your observation skills, just supplement them.

If you rely solely on a parking sensor to tell you when you're going to hit something, then you're going to hit something. If you use it as a backup to your normal observation skills, then it'll work just fine.
 
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