Parkcronic!

Simon

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There is another way.




It slips between the headlining and roof for fitting; cost me £2.50, and works.

Is that laughter I hear? Go on then, gimme some stick.

I hope this has been of help, in particular to the Senior Citizens amongst us.
 

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I hope this has been of help, in particular to the Senior Citizens amongst us. [/B][/QUOTE]


Being an Elder Statesman also, I haven't succumbed to "aids for the infirm yet myself".

I think it may detract from the appeal of my new Motor, and get the rep at the dealership in stitches if I asked for one as an "Extra".:D :(
 

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That is a good way indeed. My boss uses one of those and he swears by it! I would have one but it would interfere with my rear blind!

with my GPS system I can put a camera under my rear bumper and have it automatically swith on my screen when I select reverse. I can't really be bothered to fit a camera to the back so I guess I just have to use my judgement - this however makes me too cautious - when I have passangers I ask them if they can tell me how much space I have at the back! LOL
 

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Originally posted by Koolvin
with my GPS system I can put a camera under my rear bumper and have it automatically swith on my screen when I select reverse. I can't really be bothered to fit a camera to the back so I guess I just have to use my judgement - this however makes me too cautious - when I have passangers I ask them if they can tell me how much space I have at the back! LOL
I can do the same thing, I thought about removing the boot lock (which is rusted up and not working anyway due to never having been used) and replacing it with a camera :D . Now that would be cool :D
 

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You guys. Go slow and you will FEEL when you reach the car behind you ;)


Me hides, quick. :eek:
 

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Originally posted by GrahamC230K
You guys. Go slow and you will FEEL when you reach the car behind you ;)


Me hides, quick. :eek:
Ever seen Amerians reverse park? kinda like this... whack, vrrrr Bang, whack.
 

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Seriously, I don't blame you the back of the car is a bit of a mystery from the front seat!


I have driven larger cars, but find the shape of the w202 tricky to judge.

I had two E30 BMW's in a row, and you could see the back of the car no probs.

It is also down to practise. Where I used to live I HAD to reverse park everyday, quickly into tight spaces off of a busy road. People would look quite impressed with my 1 step and in manouvres, the trouble being on more than one occasion I got into a space, I strougled to get out of afterwards!
These days I have a drive and a garage and a car park at work, so when I come to reverse park, it's not quite as smooth as it used to be.

I have actually looked and if there was something more pleasing to the eye on the market, I would probably have one too.
 

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Hmmm. I probably qualify as an SC, and this would be handy in my SE, but don't have no headlining in the SL.

Happy Christmas
 

Mark300SL

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SL with the roof down is a doddle to reverse anyway

However in the present weather conditions with the hard top fitted - I still couldnt bring myself to do it :)


Mark
 

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That plastic thing should be only found on sollihull's late 80's production year cars .......



Come on guys , the w202 is a doddle to park ( squeezed it into a space in front of a club lat night with her in the pass seat and an audience :D )


Now , try parking a W210 estate .... thats a diferent matter . By the time the light reaches the front of the car from the back .. not that its long and ackward or anything ....:crazy:
 

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SL with the roof down is a doddle to reverse anyway

However in the present weather conditions with the hard top fitted - I still couldnt bring myself to do it


Mark

You keep pulling things out the bag!

What hard top?

Neeeed Pics!!!
 

Mark300SL

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Will sort pics out over Xmas

Its a std lightweight ally hardtop - as fitted to just about every SL !

The beauty of it is that it ahs proper side windows, and a full size multi hundred element HRW!

Rear visibility is much improved over the the soft top :)


Mark
 

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The hard top certainly makes reverse parking a lot easier. Parking with the soft top up on a rainy day is a nightmare.

I have the glass hardtop and it really transforms the car whilst keeping the interior nice and bright.


Seasons Greeting to all.:bannana: :bannana:

Tan
 

GaryC

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For salon car, how about fit a spoiler in the boot lid?? :D

I think we could get the aftermarket 'parktronic device' and fit into the bumper, is it? :confused:

I don't know where we could get it here in UK, but in Asia, like Japen and Hong Kong, they could get and install it easily...and cheap.. :(
 

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