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Offline mcmaddy

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Re: OEM Reverse Camera - VW Retrofit
« Reply #10 on: 17 February 2019, 21:11 »
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Re: OEM Reverse Camera - VW Retrofit
« Reply #11 on: 18 February 2019, 11:32 »
Thanks for all the replies and info

Had it confirmed the kit being fitted is the OEM lowline version, just as if you spec'd the reverse camera option from new, which is what I wanted.

I think for around 2 years use, £340 is not too bad at all. Going to book in and will report back on how it goes.

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Re: OEM Reverse Camera - VW Retrofit
« Reply #12 on: 18 February 2019, 12:07 »
£340 for basic camera for a small hatchback car that is easy to park?  :shocked:
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Re: OEM Reverse Camera - VW Retrofit
« Reply #13 on: 18 February 2019, 14:20 »
£340 for basic camera for a small hatchback car that is easy to park?  :shocked:

Yeah I know I see your point. Its always an option Ive wanted and with the new car park space at work I've got it will be a lot easier with the camera.
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Re: OEM Reverse Camera - VW Retrofit
« Reply #14 on: 18 February 2019, 14:57 »
£340 for basic camera for a small hatchback car that is easy to park?  :shocked:
Doesn't matter if you think it's easy to park Jim, I spec the camera due to having a chronic back problem so the fact I'm not twisting and turning is a big plus point to me. 👍
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Re: OEM Reverse Camera - VW Retrofit
« Reply #15 on: 18 February 2019, 15:03 »
£340 for basic camera for a small hatchback car that is easy to park?  :shocked:

Until you have one fitted to your car and use it regularly you just won't understand how useful it actually is.

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Re: OEM Reverse Camera - VW Retrofit
« Reply #16 on: 18 February 2019, 15:54 »
£340 for basic camera for a small hatchback car that is easy to park?  :shocked:

Until you have one fitted to your car and use it regularly you just won't understand how useful it actually is.

I had one for 2 years on my Merc before the GTI and I can't think of a single occasion I thought ooo I wish I had a camera to reverse this small hatch into a space!  :grin:
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Re: OEM Reverse Camera - VW Retrofit
« Reply #17 on: 18 February 2019, 16:28 »
£340 for basic camera for a small hatchback car that is easy to park?  :shocked:

I dare say we could all find reasons to question why others choose to spec and pay £x’s for certain options on their cars. We’re all individuals and place different importance and priorities on different options that can be had.

Doesn't matter if you think it's easy to park Jim, I spec the camera due to having a chronic back problem so the fact I'm not twisting and turning is a big plus point to me.

Same reason I have one on my even smaller car (Polo GTI); having suffered back-related problems for nearly 40 years I’m happy to have something that helps reduce the need to twist and turn when reversing. Plus, when I bought my car, it was only £25 to spec the reversing camera when it was added to a bundled pack of other options I wanted. At £25, it was a bit of a no brainier IMO. 
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Re: OEM Reverse Camera - VW Retrofit
« Reply #18 on: 20 February 2019, 10:30 »
£340 for basic camera for a small hatchback car that is easy to park?  :shocked:

Until you have one fitted to your car and use it regularly you just won't understand how useful it actually is.

I had one for 2 years on my Merc before the GTI and I can't think of a single occasion I thought ooo I wish I had a camera to reverse this small hatch into a space!  :grin:

Good for you, I find it really useful and use it all the time.

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Re: OEM Reverse Camera - VW Retrofit
« Reply #19 on: 20 February 2019, 11:02 »
I had one for 2 years on my Merc before the GTI and I can't think of a single occasion I thought ooo I wish I had a camera to reverse this small hatch into a space!  :grin:
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