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Is it just me, or do some others wish the 9th gen accords had a front camera as well, for parallel parking, etc. if there was one, maybe there could be a separate button to turn it on (so it wasn't always on while in drive) the building I live in has 2 tandem parking spots for my girlfriend and I, do even w/o parallel parking, I would have use for it everyday.
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Is it just me, or do some others wish the 9th gen accords had a front camera as well, for parallel parking, etc. if there was one, maybe there could be a separate button to turn it on (so it wasn't always on while in drive) the building I live in has 2 tandem parking spots for my girlfriend and I, do even w/o parallel parking, I would have use for it everyday.
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Well... My MB has 360 camera and although it's useful, i'd say 75% of the time it's dirty and you can't see anything through it anyways. You're better off getting sensors. However I will say that the backup camera on the MB is better since it pops down when you hit reverse and that never gets dirty. So if they could apply the same concept that would be better.
 

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Is it just me, or do some others wish the 9th gen accords had a front camera as well, for parallel parking, etc. if there was one, maybe there could be a separate button to turn it on (so it wasn't always on while in drive) the building I live in has 2 tandem parking spots for my girlfriend and I, do even w/o parallel parking, I would have use for it everyday.
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I have never wished for this...

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Ummm..... Can't you use your eyes to see out the front? :)
 

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I think it would just be easier to hit a button to auto parallel park, lol. :D
 

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Ummm..... Can't you use your eyes to see out the front? :)
If you're trying to park in a tight spot, you can't see how close you are, at least I can't. I'm talking about getting within 12-6 inches of the car in front of you. Living in a big city, that's necessary. :)
 

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Is it just me, or do some others wish the 9th gen accords had a front camera as well, for parallel parking, etc. if there was one, maybe there could be a separate button to turn it on (so it wasn't always on while in drive) the building I live in has 2 tandem parking spots for my girlfriend and I, do even w/o parallel parking, I would have use for it everyday.
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Hah, are we getting so lazy and reliant on electronics or what?! 15 years ago the thought of a reverse camera on a car was unheard of. Now they are standard on all Hondas and you want one in the front? Most semi's dont even use them on the front or rear, yet you think your 15ft accord needs one... yikes.
 

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Not sure why you're receiving some negative feedback. I personally would love a front camera on my Accord. It's a must when parking in certain cities in Los Angeles.
 

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If you're trying to park in a tight spot, you can't see how close you are, at least I can't. I'm talking about getting within 12-6 inches of the car in front of you. Living in a big city, that's necessary. :)
No it's not. I live in the same big city as you and I've never ever felt the need for a front or rear camera. Then again, I also don't try to fit my car into a tight spot because I don't want my bumper to get scratched by the other cars.

One of the first things I do when I get a new car is to familiarize myself with its size and dimensions. I'll park in front of another car or back up against a wall or trash can, leave a 5" or so gap between it and my rear bumper, and then just sit there for a few minutes to learn how close I can safely get to it when backing up without hitting it.

I'll then pull up to a car or wall or trash can, again within 5" or so, to learn how close I can safely get to it without touching it.

Ever see this Brady Bunch episode? It's basically what I do to make myself a better driver.



You should do the same and stop handicapping yourself by relying on all this tech.
 

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No it's not. I live in the same big city as you and I've never ever felt the need for a front or rear camera. Then again, I also don't try to fit my car into a tight spot because I don't want my bumper to get scratched by the other cars.

One of the first things I do when I get a new car is to familiarize myself with its size and dimensions. I'll park in front of another car or back up against a wall or trash can, leave a 5" or so gap between it and my rear bumper, and then just sit there for a few minutes to learn how close I can safely get to it when backing up without hitting it.

I'll then pull up to a car or wall or trash can, again within 5" or so, to learn how close I can safely get to it without touching it.

Ever see this Brady Bunch episode? It's basically what I do to make myself a better driver.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0UT11xq7esU


You should do the same and stop handicapping yourself by relying on all this tech.
Just stop...stop trying to sound like you're A superior driver. You probably live in the sticks and have no clue about city driving
 

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Just stop...stop trying to sound like you're A superior driver. You probably live in the sticks and have no clue about city driving
 

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Just stop...stop trying to sound like you're A superior driver. You probably live in the sticks and have no clue about city driving
Why are you berating namegoeshere for spending time to learn about the dimensions of a car? If you learn your vehicle then it is natural to know how to drive (or in this case, park) it better. I had to take some time to get used to the size of my Accord too, since it is far bigger than my previous car.

Besides, worst case scenario, you will play a little game of love tap with the car bumpers if you miscalculated... Big deal, find garage parking for peace of mind :)
 

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Just stop...stop trying to sound like you're A superior driver. You probably live in the sticks and have no clue about city driving
Or you're one of those people who need to learn how to drive and only got your license because of how easy it is to obtain one.

U.S. makes it too easy to get a drivers license

July 15, 2009

On Thursday, the Orlando Sentinel published a column discussing the high accident and death rate among teen drivers ("Stronger laws can yield safer roads for teen drivers").

The root of the problem is that no one wants to make sure every person applying for a license can actually drive. Getting a drivers license should be difficult and expensive.

Finland has a low accident rate, along with some of the most dangerous driving conditions in the world. This is because to get a drivers license, you must first complete a driver-training school, which lasts several weeks and includes vehicle control on all types of surfaces. Then you must pass both theory and driving tests. Then you can apply for a drivers-license permit.

After a minimum of six months, you can take a driving test. If you pass, you can get a license.

Driving laws are strictly enforced. Seat belts are required for all occupants. Police will make random stops to check for alcohol use, and anyone with a blood-alcohol level above .05 is arrested on the spot, and their license is revoked.

In the United States, everyone thinks that driving is a right instead of a privilege. No politician will take a stand to improve the safety of our highways because requiring tougher testing and stricter law enforcement would not be popular with the voters.

http://articles.orlandosentinel.com...cense-is-revoked-dangerous-driving-conditions
 

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Why are you berating namegoeshere for spending time to learn about the dimensions of a car? If you learn your vehicle then it is natural to know how to drive (or in this case, park) it better. I had to take some time to get used to the size of my Accord too, since it is far bigger than my previous car.

Besides, worst case scenario, you will play a little game of love tap with the car bumpers if you miscalculated... Big deal, find garage parking for peace of mind :)
That's FAR from berating...I don't need someone telling me how to drive a car, I have that covered. I was asking a question ab a front view camera, bc I have specific reason why it would be applicable...I don't need to be told why it's not necessary and then shown cone drills on driving...lol
 

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Or you're one of those people who need to learn how to drive and only got your license because of how easy it is to obtain one.
Or you're one of those people who have an extremely exciting social life, thus your 10,000 posts on this forum. ;)
 

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Or you're one of those people who have an extremely exciting social life, thus your 10,000 posts on this forum. ;)
Im pretty sure hes a moderator for the forum.. :yes:

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I don't need someone telling me how to drive a car, I have that covered.
Apparently not if you need a front camera. :lmao:

I was trying to give you advice about how it would benefit you if you also took the time to learn about your car's dimensions. Oh well.

Or you're one of those people who have an extremely exciting social life, thus your 10,000 posts on this forum. ;)
What does post count have to do with anything? I work in I.T. Most of my 10-12 hour days are spent sitting in front of a computer. When there's nothing to do, I get paid to surf the web, and that includes checking in here from time to time.
 
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