Originally Posted by iboughtajeep
Is it sheer arrogance or pure marketing genius? No body wants the camera issues so upgrade to a higher spec model.... it couldn't be, could it?
Maybe they have done market research and have found that stuff all people actually do in depth research. They like the look/ specs/price of a vehicle, the racq/nrma or what ever have no more complaints about the vehicle than any other they list. So it appears an easy choice.
Until they get their baby home and then decide to start looking at some vehicle specific websites and start to think this may not have been their wisest decision.
I did a shit load of research and decided that most of the short comings I could either live with/fix/upgrade after market wise and have about an average chance market wise of avoiding a lemon or any really major issues.
I intend to use it for what it was intended, the same as the eight Patrols I have owned previously.
I didn't pick the limited for the fricken camera - after 5 utes I don't need a camera to reverse. That said it is great when you have a dyslexic wife and you are trying to line the tow ball up on the van.
I love the torque, the great fuel economy, the towing ability ( overtaking with a 23ft van is a great benefit) and the comfort of this vehicle.
It doesn't matter what vehicle you choose there will always be negative comments/compromises about them. The hardest part is sorting the chaff from the hay.
As far as i can deduce from this thread and others i have read the camera performance is on a par with most base model hire vehicles i have driven that have reversing cameras.
Shit the lens flares with a little bit of light behind it - go figure its a cheap unit. They all do that with a film of crap on them even my limited unit.
If the biggest problem you have in life is the shitty performance of your reversing camera then bless you you are truly blessed.
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