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Ok, I'm asking the question here, because this 'option' is listed in the manual, but when I asked my dealer about it, he just gave me a funny look.

Does anyone have the backup camera with the monitor in the rearview mirror option? Or is that Kia vaporware?

Aibopet, I know you installed an aftermarket one with your new headunit. . good job, but it dosen't count :)

Anyone else got one of these things? I typically always back into parking spaces, and the C-pillars on the soul have me kringe everytime I am parking somewhere tight!
 

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We don't have them in Canada. I think it is a European model thing, too bad.
 

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Funny ----- coz I think its crap :D

Don't get me wrong, its the FIRST thing I show people inside the car and the general reaction is 'wow, that's cooooooool'

However, for me, I can't get on with the 'fish eye' lens and find that judging distance is tricky ... perhaps I need to practice a bit more....

I would have had the audio sensors fitted to the lower spec models if I had been given the option (I have the Shaker Diesel --- unfortunate name for a Diesel :D ---- Could be worse though --- At least its not the R model)

Oh PS the dealer told me the rear mirror is about £1K as a 'part' :eek:
 

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I think it is already very used to things instead. I have to say, you're a bit surprised, let me say "I am sorry"
But as consumers,we have the right to choose. I regret that your opponent is too strong, deprived of your rights.
In fact, "the backup camera with the monitor in the rearview mirror" may be so time goes by, you will get used to, and might try to accept it.
Of course, we will give you more choices, go here to see.

http://www.espow.com/wholesale-car-electronics-car-review-systems-rear-view-cameras.html
 

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I think it is already very used to things instead. I have to say, you're a bit surprised, let me say "I am sorry"
But as consumers,we have the right to choose. I regret that your opponent is too strong, deprived of your rights.
In fact, "the backup camera with the monitor in the rearview mirror" may be so time goes by, you will get used to, and might try to accept it.
Of course, we will give you more choices, go here to see.

http://www.espow.com/wholesale-car-electronics-car-review-systems-rear-view-cameras.html

Wow.... I think this get the award for the worst spammer ever....
 

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The reversing camera with screen in the rear view mirror is also standard on the "Tempest" model in the UK. I find it very good once you get used to the fisheye effect, apparantly the 2011 models have lines on the screen to help judge distance.

Tony
 

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Not sure if I've posted in here before or not but we have the camera here in Korea as well. However, we DON'T have the display in the rearview mirror. Our stereo is different (includes a touch-screen GPS) and this is also our monitor for the camera (much larger than if it was in the rearview).
 

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Awh I do not need one have driven for yrars with out one. And this car is so small I say why? If you need this you might consider turning in your License to drive. Just my opinion
 

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^^^^^
Why? Well, if you are in an area with children, it is hard to see anything below the back window.
I don't have one, but I would like one. One more safety feature.
Older people can say, I didn't use seatbelts for many years, so I don't need them. But most of us believe that seatbelts are a lifesaver. It's progress.
And that is my opinion;-)
 

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Why? Well, if you are in an area with children, it is hard to see anything below the back window.
I don't have one, but I would like one. One more safety feature.
Older people can say, I didn't use seatbelts for many years, so I don't need them. But most of us believe that seatbelts are a lifesaver. It's progress.
And that is my opinion;-)
Well i have the camera and i dont think its very good, but i totally agree with roadwrench. The Soul is a pig to reverse park in a tight multi-storey and anything that helps is a god send.
 

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I could park a Mack truck in reverse. Just saying....

But I would rather have the mirror and camera. Is there any way we can get these in the US? I'd like one.
 

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I don't have any problems parking it in reverse either. The mirrors help a lot on the sides. For a car the side view mirrors are nice and big. It's the blind spots down low, that can be a safety issue. I always look to see that there are no permanent obstructions in my way. It is the living/moving obstacles I get concerned about. Luckily I am seldom in that situation. I learned quickly to only back up as far as necesary in parking lots. Not like the people who back out of their spot and need to be all the way into the middle of the lane, before going forward.

I'm not sure about a Mack truck, but put a trailer on any vehicle, and I'm a laugh riot. I never learned how to back up a trailer, and I found out it wasn't intuitive for me. I quit the job I had, before I got a chance to teach myself how to do it. That job had me driving a full size pickup, sometimes pulling a small trailer. My next part time job had me driving a Toyota Yaris. I backed into more things with the Yaris than any vehicle I have ever driven. Probably mostly me, I didn't much like the companies vehicles, a couple of Yaris, a beat up Dodge mini van, and a Chevy S-10 pick up, that truly rode like a truck.
 

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I learned how to drive in nothing but extremely large cars in the late 70's/early 80's. My first car that I personally owned was a 1977 Chrysler Newport that I purchased from the HS. Football coach back in '86. Loved that thing. Named it the Green Hornet. Learned how to back up our of our extended driveway (went from the street to the back of the house). Plus, we had a fenced in yard. You learn quickly under those conditions.

Where was my backup mirror/camera then?
 

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I agree

Wow.... I think this get the award for the worst spammer ever....
I agree.

Kevin110, your post is just totally off whack. I had to read it 3 times just to get what you were trying to say. Then when I did get it, I found it pretentious and just not needed. You need to get off your "over sensitive horse" on this particular thread. Some people just dont' like this feature, that's all. No one was saying it shouldn't be available. :cool:
 
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