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post #1 of 12 Old 09-22-2009, 06:12 PM Thread Starter
 
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Backing up from parking spot

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I test drove a camaro yesterday, Wow that car is awesome, and was concerned about the visibility. I have read the other post about it but they all talk about changing lanes so before getting flamed.....my concern is when backing up from a parking spot. I'm not sure what technique i should use if I cant see if a car is coming while I'm backing up.

I have not owned a coupe and been driving a trailblazer so any input will be appreciated.
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it takes some getting used to...you just have to be careful. After a few weeks of driving I felt 100% comfortable w/ the car's visibility and blind spots. My daily driver is also a trailblazer.

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post #3 of 12 Old 09-22-2009, 07:58 PM
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How big of a difference would it be from a 94 Camaro to the 2010 Camaro for visbility. I have never owned anything but a Camaro, so I am very use to driving it and knowing its limits of visability, so is it any different in the new one from the older models??

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Some of my other cars have bad rear visibility. I check the best I can, signal my intent to pull out and hope for the best. I just keep my head on a swivel to catch a glimpse of approaching traffic.
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Why not just "back in" (whenever you can), until you are comfortable.

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you just gotta get use to it there are no tips! everyone has their own way but it was difficult to get used to i went from a extencab denali to this it was a B*[email protected]#



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My G5 has pretty poopy rear visibility(plus the spoiler cuts the view in half) and the heavily slanted rear windshield is NEVER clean. I just gotta slowly inch out. I've had several close calls when people go flying behind me at 40+mph through a parking lot..just have to be careful.



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When I had my camaro, I would drive around till I found a spot I could pull into and onto the other side, so I could easily pull out.
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One other thing that can help (I use them on all my cars) is a small round convex mirror on the lower right edge of the driver's side mirror. It definitely helps you see the whole side and to your right behind you where the view is blocked otherwise.

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Some of my other cars have bad rear visibility. I check the best I can, signal my intent to pull out and hope for the best. I just keep my head on a swivel to catch a glimpse of approaching traffic.
I think most rear visibility of cars are bad, you must use the rearview mirror to help you back up. Do you think so ?
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