powersurge wrote:Trust me on this... If you do not have a rear camera, it is not financially efficient to install one.. Also, it is not worth it (for me) to labor on and take apart the car (or pay someone) to do this.
I think that the rear camera is a nice toy to make new drivers and old ladies feel more secure. You only use the camera for about 10 seconds when you go in reverse.
Also, using the camera is actually unsafe, as most users will be glued, watching the screen when they go in reverse... In parking lots, leaving a space, the REAL danger is nuts speeding behind past you as you exit the space. You are much safer not looking forward at the camera, and looking all around you rearwards. The only GOOD use I have had with the camera is to see how close I am to a parked car when I parallel park, and that is still not really needed.
Hmmmm..... $200ish for the camera etc....vs damage to your own vehicle or someone else's vehicle? I consider that inexpensive protection. Unless of course you like paying your deductible or other vehicle damage. The Nissan Leaf has massive C Pillars that obstruct the view towards the rear. To each their own, if you do not think its worth it for yourself so be it. But for those of us that want it its worth.
2013 Leaf SL - purchased 3-28-2017.
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