Go Back   Jeep Garage - Jeep Forum > Jeep Platform Discussion > Grand Cherokee - WK2 -

Join Jeep Garage Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
  #1  
Old 08-30-2013, 08:03 PM
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Posts: 8
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 346
dragon672 is on a distinguished road
Is the back up camera worth upgrading to the Limited trim.

I've never owned a SUV that had a back up camera. I drove my brother's rental car which had one and I liked it. I was going to purchase a Laredo-E trim of the GJC as to try and cut down on some of the electronic bits. But the back up camera on the Limited really interests me. When I test drove the GJC it didn't have a back up camera. How good is the camera especially for a short person? Is it worth the upgrade to the Limited?
__________________

__________________
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 08-30-2013, 08:13 PM
Member
My Jeep: 2011 5.7L WK2
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Central NH
Posts: 677
Thanks: 0
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Rep Power: 2343
nek121328 is on a distinguished road
Re: Is the back up camera worth upgrading to the Limited trim.

No back up camera option for the Laredo? I have one on the MY11 and love it. Hardly use the mirrors these days, especially lining up with the trailer.
__________________

__________________
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 08-30-2013, 08:21 PM
2014GC's Avatar
Premium Member
My Jeep: 2014 3.6L WK2
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Atlanta Ga.
Posts: 221
Thanks: 1
Thanked 5 Times in 4 Posts
Rep Power: 713
2014GC is on a distinguished road
Re: Is the back up camera worth upgrading to the Limited trim.

Defiantly worth the extra cost. One of the best I ever had on any vehicle. Excellent
resolution. Drove the wife's MB to the grocery tonight and didn't like hers as well as the GC. You really need to turn and look backward in the GC to back up. Lots of blind spots in the big mirrors. I have a bad neck and feel very secure using the back up camera. It also has audible sensors.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 08-30-2013, 11:44 PM
Premium Member
My Jeep: 2014 3.6L WK2
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: Boston area
Posts: 147
Thanks: 0
Thanked 6 Times in 6 Posts
Rep Power: 1314
David_Hart has a reputation beyond reputeDavid_Hart has a reputation beyond reputeDavid_Hart has a reputation beyond reputeDavid_Hart has a reputation beyond reputeDavid_Hart has a reputation beyond reputeDavid_Hart has a reputation beyond reputeDavid_Hart has a reputation beyond reputeDavid_Hart has a reputation beyond reputeDavid_Hart has a reputation beyond reputeDavid_Hart has a reputation beyond reputeDavid_Hart has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Is the back up camera worth upgrading to the Limited trim.

Quote:
Originally Posted by dragon672 View Post
I've never owned a SUV that had a back up camera. I drove my brother's rental car which had one and I liked it. I was going to purchase a Laredo-E trim of the GJC as to try and cut down on some of the electronic bits. But the back up camera on the Limited really interests me. When I test drove the GJC it didn't have a back up camera. How good is the camera especially for a short person? Is it worth the upgrade to the Limited?
Short answer is a definite YES!

I had a 2003 Murano before I got the Jeep. The Murano didn't come with a backup camera, but I put one in when I changed out the Bose head unit for a Kenwood. Once I had it, I couldn't live without it and the Murano had better rear sight lines (larger rear window, lower to the ground) than the Jeep has.

The Jeep backup camera is a NICE setup. It gives a wide field of view and includes distance lines. The lines curve as you move the steering wheel to show the exact path you are going to take. You can tell if something is in your path. I am able to park my hitch ball almost dead center under the boat trailer receiver just using the camera. No need for anyone to guide me from behind. In addition, it also includes the rear sensors that chime when something is behind your, for those times you take your eyes off of the camera.

Do you absolutely need the ParkView Camera and Rear ParkSense? No, there are people who drive their Jeeps safely every day without these features. Would I recommend them to a friend? Definitely!!!
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 08-31-2013, 07:55 AM
The Evil Twin's Avatar
Member
My Jeep: 2011 5.7L WK2
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Gainesville, VA
Posts: 328
Thanks: 0
Thanked 12 Times in 10 Posts
Rep Power: 361051
The Evil Twin has a reputation beyond reputeThe Evil Twin has a reputation beyond reputeThe Evil Twin has a reputation beyond reputeThe Evil Twin has a reputation beyond reputeThe Evil Twin has a reputation beyond reputeThe Evil Twin has a reputation beyond reputeThe Evil Twin has a reputation beyond reputeThe Evil Twin has a reputation beyond reputeThe Evil Twin has a reputation beyond reputeThe Evil Twin has a reputation beyond reputeThe Evil Twin has a reputation beyond repute
Garage
Re: Is the back up camera worth upgrading to the Limited trim.

How much more is it? A couple hundred bucks? That would be less than $10/ month financed. A cheap farkle that might save you a ding in the bumper. A necessity? No. I used to drive a F350 without one (no sensors either) and managed to hook up a boat and camper just fine. Never backed into anything either. I do have it on my GC and love it, though. I still tow and it does make it a one try event.
__________________
#132-CCS Racing

2014 Sponsors: Amsoil, www.DC-MOTO.net, Manassas Honda Kawasaki Suzuki, www.MARRC.org
Amsoil 5w-20 synthetic meets Chrysler MS-6395 for my Jeep!
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 08-31-2013, 11:33 AM
AAAA's Avatar
Premium Member
My Jeep: 2011 3.6L WK2
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Upstate NY
Posts: 2,564
Thanks: 11
Thanked 40 Times in 36 Posts
Rep Power: 1543292
AAAA has a reputation beyond reputeAAAA has a reputation beyond reputeAAAA has a reputation beyond reputeAAAA has a reputation beyond reputeAAAA has a reputation beyond reputeAAAA has a reputation beyond reputeAAAA has a reputation beyond reputeAAAA has a reputation beyond reputeAAAA has a reputation beyond reputeAAAA has a reputation beyond reputeAAAA has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Is the back up camera worth upgrading to the Limited trim.

Yes. Allows you to see grocery carts, kids and other short people behind you.
__________________
Limited- Michelin LTX M/S 2's, chrome fog bezels, front and t. c. skid plates, Bosch Icon blades, Husky X-Act Contour slush mats, MOPAR cargo mat.
(Avatar- http://www.ussslater.org/)
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 08-31-2013, 11:39 AM
cheapjeep's Avatar
Amber Instigator
My Jeep: 2004 4.7 HO WJ
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Vintondale Pa.
Posts: 3,079
Thanks: 95
Thanked 68 Times in 64 Posts
Rep Power: 331840
cheapjeep has a reputation beyond reputecheapjeep has a reputation beyond reputecheapjeep has a reputation beyond reputecheapjeep has a reputation beyond reputecheapjeep has a reputation beyond reputecheapjeep has a reputation beyond reputecheapjeep has a reputation beyond reputecheapjeep has a reputation beyond reputecheapjeep has a reputation beyond reputecheapjeep has a reputation beyond reputecheapjeep has a reputation beyond repute
Garage
Re: Is the back up camera worth upgrading to the Limited trim.

Worth it's weight in gold for not needing the wife's "help" hooking up the camper. I have one on the Jeep plus another radio one on the camper license plate. Great when you're in traffic.
__________________
Dave'04 Overland,I don't even remember what I did to it anymore.

Quote:
Originally Posted by TJXJWJ View Post
OK, fine...I'll admit...some amber lamps are good, and necessary.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 08-31-2013, 12:08 PM
f1anatic's Avatar
Premium Member
My Jeep: 2014 3.6L WK2
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Illinoize
Posts: 876
Thanks: 5
Thanked 54 Times in 40 Posts
Rep Power: 158049
f1anatic has a reputation beyond reputef1anatic has a reputation beyond reputef1anatic has a reputation beyond reputef1anatic has a reputation beyond reputef1anatic has a reputation beyond reputef1anatic has a reputation beyond reputef1anatic has a reputation beyond reputef1anatic has a reputation beyond reputef1anatic has a reputation beyond reputef1anatic has a reputation beyond reputef1anatic has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Is the back up camera worth upgrading to the Limited trim.

It is an active, interactive safety feature. End of Story.
Their use for hooking up trailers, campers and so on is of secondary use.

Go ahead, buy the car without. Save some $$$. Next time you get sued for $500,000 because you scratched some irresponsible mother's toddler (who should have kept the kid by her hand instead of running through the parking lot) backing out of your parking spot, remember this post on the Jeep forum.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 08-31-2013, 12:59 PM
Member
My Jeep: 2014 3.6L WK2
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Utah
Posts: 70
Thanks: 0
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Rep Power: 517
Jimbo107 is on a distinguished road
Re: Is the back up camera worth upgrading to the Limited trim.

Upgrade to the Limited, you won't be sorry. Definitely worth the extra cash.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 08-31-2013, 01:07 PM
DAVY27's Avatar
Premium Member
Photobucket
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: City that Never Sleeps
Posts: 9,033
Thanks: 392
Thanked 130 Times in 126 Posts
Rep Power: 1659887
DAVY27 has a reputation beyond reputeDAVY27 has a reputation beyond reputeDAVY27 has a reputation beyond reputeDAVY27 has a reputation beyond reputeDAVY27 has a reputation beyond reputeDAVY27 has a reputation beyond reputeDAVY27 has a reputation beyond reputeDAVY27 has a reputation beyond reputeDAVY27 has a reputation beyond reputeDAVY27 has a reputation beyond reputeDAVY27 has a reputation beyond repute
Garage
Send a message via AIM to DAVY27
Re: Is the back up camera worth upgrading to the Limited trim.

cant you just fit an aftermarket one if you're just looking to get a rear cam?
__________________

2009 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT Design
SRT Exterior,Magnaflow 14590 w/ SRT resonators,V2 CF Medic Hood,Injen Powerflow Intake,Flying Ryan Ported TB,Custom Painted Halo Headlights,HID lows/fogs,SRT Springs,Stillens,Gloss Black SRT Reps,Mopar Spoiler, Custom Painted Moldings with Snakeskin green GC letterings, Mopar Stripe,Tinted LED tails/rear fogs, TLS Harness,Switchbacks, Stage6 5" Tips,Custom Door Handle Leds,5% Tint,Altec Plate,HID Reverse,Mopar Front Emblem/ Rear Logo,Powerwire,Interior Leds,RGB LED cupholders,Mygig,Weathertech Mats,LXHarness Leds,Rear Cargo Light Mod,Lockpic V4,GlossBlack Vinyl Interior Pieces
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 08-31-2013, 06:16 PM
Matterhorn's Avatar
Member
My Jeep: 2012 5.7L WK2
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: NJ
Posts: 95
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Rep Power: 654
Matterhorn is on a distinguished road
Backup camera is great but can bring on bad habits I've learned.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 08-31-2013, 10:37 PM
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Posts: 8
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 346
dragon672 is on a distinguished road
Re: Is the back up camera worth upgrading to the Limited trim.

Bad habits? What kind of bad habits?

I've decided to get the back up camera. Hopefully I will be getting my GJC within the next 2 weeks. I'll post pictures once I get it.
__________________

__________________
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Anyone add a back-up camera? JDrew Audio/Visual/Navigation 19 12-20-2012 07:55 AM
Trailer Back-up Camera boldd Audio/Visual/Navigation 3 05-28-2012 01:30 PM
since the Kicker subs are no longer available.. is upgrading the speakers still worth hound Audio/Visual/Navigation 6 12-27-2011 10:20 AM
Back end resale V8 worth over $2000 more than V6? ucla95 Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 12 09-02-2011 05:36 PM
Back-up Camera install Puppetmaster_sr Audio, Video, Navigation & Electronic Modifications 10 07-14-2009 09:17 AM

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:47 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Copyright 2012 - JeepGarage.Org
The Jeep Grand Cherokee Owners Community