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Hello all, looking for a bit of advice. My wife owns a 1.4 lounge, which we bought when it was a year old. Her sister got a new car with rear parking sensors and apparently this is a "must have" option now........women!
Does anyone know if retro fitting them onto the car is possible? Or anyone know any good aftermarket systems? Had a look on Fiat website but doesnt seem to list it......also id probably be cheaper buying a new car anyway

P.S. Also any tips on a good cleaning product for the checkered seats?

Cheers for any advice.
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Hello all, looking for a bit of advice. My wife owns a 1.4 lounge, which we bought when it was a year old. Her sister got a new car with rear parking sensors and apparently this is a "must have" option now........women!
Does anyone know if retro fitting them onto the car is possible? Or anyone know any good aftermarket systems? Had a look on Fiat website but doesnt seem to list it......also id probably be cheaper buying a new car anyway

P.S. Also any tips on a good cleaning product for the checkered seats?

Cheers for any advice.
Yup, should cost about 300.
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Halfords do some kits that will fit almost anything. Some of the stores can arrange to have them fitted too.
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I bookmarked this thread aages ago, could be useful
http:// www .fiatforum.com/500/228415-just-fitted-some-parking-sensors.html
(just remove the spaces, I can't post links yet)
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I got my ones from ebay. I am waiting for the usual know all to turn up saying you don't need them, and I agree you don't NEED them but they are nice to have all the same.
I payed about 15 for my ones and did not need to get them painted as I have a black car. I fitted them in about half and hour.
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I got my ones from ebay. I am waiting for the usual know all to turn up saying you don't need them, and I agree you don't NEED them but they are nice to have all the same.
I payed about 15 for my ones and did not need to get them painted as I have a black car. I fitted them in about half and hour.

Now who would that be?

Interestingly my dealer put sensors on my BNW car and the white paint is flaking off one after only six months...
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My gawd some of you people really do like to have a bitch

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I got my ones from ebay. I am waiting for the usual know all to turn up saying you don't need them, and I agree you don't NEED them but they are nice to have all the same.

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Now who would that be?
Heck, Rui even disapproves of people saying that you don't need them, even though he himself agrees!

I did write out one of my trademark rant posts but realised that it would just be giving trolls what they want even moreso than what I've already done. All we need now is for Rui and RobinPJ to give each other the trademark congratulatory thanks and we've got a typical 500 thread
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I did not say I disapprove of them. I think they are great and the last 6 new cars I have brought have had them, apart from the 500 so I fitted them.
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I did not say I disapprove of them. I think they are great and the last 6 new cars I have brought have had them, apart from the 500 so I fitted them.
I never said you disapprove of them, I said that you agree that they're not necessary Therefore it's reasonable to assume that you disapprove of people saying you don't need them

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I am waiting for the usual know all to turn up saying you don't need them

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I agree you don't NEED them but they are nice to have all the same.
Confused much?
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Funny, after my accident in 2009 reversing sensors are the one thing I'll definately NEED on my next car.
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Heck, Rui even disapproves of people saying that you don't need them, even though he himself agrees!

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The lady doth protest too much, methinks.
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wow Robin, what a comeback! Why don't you just admit that you saw a bandwagon to jump on and did so willingly to illicit a response....
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mark, did what happened affect your vision or spatial awareness? Hope all is good.
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mark, did what happened affect your vision or spatial awareness? Hope all is good.
Double vision when looking down or from side to side any more than about 10degrees.

So reversing is "fun"
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Bugger. I'm guessing that's more or less how it's going to be in the long term? Very sorry to hear it
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