Last post on Dec 06, 2013 at 7:58 AM
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BMW 3 Series, Infiniti G37, Acura TL, Lexus IS 350, Mercedes-Benz C-Class, Cadillac CTS, Volvo S60, Audi A4, Acura TSX, Car Comparisons, Sedan
#16532 of 16984 Re: I'd Pay More Extra for Dash Cam [andres3]
Aug 27, 2013 (5:13 pm)
Yeah those lines are useful for spots- I also like the general camera for watching and seeing kids - but that's just me I guess
#16533 of 16984 Re: I'd Pay More Extra for Dash Cam [sweendogy]
Aug 27, 2013 (6:02 pm)
I'll admit that larger behemoth vehicles like Minivans and SUV's benefit more from back up cameras.
#16534 of 16984 Re: I'd Pay More Extra for Dash Cam [andres3]
Aug 27, 2013 (6:12 pm)
Benefit more maybe - but shouldn't it be standard equipment on all cars ? Honda accord has it standard, I know consumer reports wants it standard to all, seems like its more important than lane monitoring or even blindside system someone was hyping.
#16535 of 16984 Re: I'd Pay More Extra for Dash Cam [sweendogy]
Aug 27, 2013 (6:41 pm)
The biggest feature my Acura TSX had that my BMW 328xi doesn't is a backup camera. I miss it!
#16536 of 16984 BMW having parts issues
Aug 28, 2013 (5:46 am)
Read an article this morning BMW is having issues getting oem parts to dealers because of a shortage on parts- this is tarnishing the brand overseas as customers with broken rigs can't get them fixed and BMW (overseas) not giving out loaners. I remember something similar happened to Audi / Vw as they had failing coils in the turbo 4 - huge lines to get anything done even oil changes at dealerships as a result.
#16537 of 16984 Re: BMW having parts issues [sweendogy]
Aug 28, 2013 (5:54 am)
The parts shortage was created by the implementation of a new supply chain logistics IT system that started in 2009. They are a year behind in implementing and it has affected their ability to manufacture parts on time. Unfortunately, once the switch is thrown, it's not easy to turn back.
It reminds me of a company in my industry that suffered a fire at their main factory. They had plans of implementing a new manufacturing IT system around the same time. They rebuilt the factory and implemented the new system concurrently. Needless to say it took them close to a year to get things running smoothly.
#16538 of 16984 Re: I'd Pay More Extra for Dash Cam [sweendogy]
Aug 28, 2013 (11:43 am)
but shouldn't it be standard equipment on all cars ?
I absolutely don't think so, and would be 100% against that. 100% option availability is OK. Those that want to increase the weight (which reduces gas mileage by the way) and add cameras, computers, wiring, cabling, and monitors to their cars, by all means do so and pay for it.
But it should not be forced upon those that don't want or need it.
We are beginning to make cars so safe no one can afford to buy one anymore.
#16539 of 16984 Re: BMW having parts issues [sweendogy]
Aug 28, 2013 (12:35 pm)
Sween- Are you going to swap the G35 for the Q?
#16540 of 16984 Re: I'd Pay More Extra for Dash Cam [andres3]
Aug 28, 2013 (12:37 pm)
Yep you are right lets strip the abs and airbags out as well.
A mainstream sedan that sells very well, is putting them as standard equipment - nuff said
#16541 of 16984 Re: BMW having parts issues [billyperksii]
Aug 28, 2013 (1:10 pm)
Will watch reviews and access pricing.