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New owners: any trouble with rear visibility especially backing up in the dark? Just want to be prepared for next week when we pick up ours.
 

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Thanks everyone for the welcomes! Looking forward to picking up our XT. Hopefully this week or next!
 

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the crossbar is somewhat of a issue but you get use to it. You mainly want to concentrate on the view at the top not the part below the bar.
 

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New owners: any trouble with rear visibility especially backing up in the dark? Just want to be prepared for next week when we pick up ours.
I had my Crosstour for a week now and backing up in the dark is an issue, I can't see anything :( besides that I love my car.
 

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Welcome Mike,

The visibility is not great obviously, familiarity will help. Part of my decision to get the Navi was for the back up camera. It works as advertised. My wife hasn't backed into a mailbox in a month.

Due care is the best remedy. Enjoy your vehicle.
 

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Mike,

If you don't have a back-up camera, driving in reverse at night is a nightmare. The visibility is very poor. The rear view mirror makes it even worse, because it darkens the view the moment ambien light hits it.

Personally, I think its a major saftey issue. If a child run behind’s your vehicle while your backing up, you won’t see them because the poorly placed spolier is obstructing your view.

David G
Honda Crosstour EXL 2010
Black Interior/Black Exterior
 

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Hi Mike, congrads on your new CT.
FriscoKidd that is a great article on blindspots and the correct way to adjust the side mirrors, thanks for linking to the thread.

I might not have purchased my CT if it didn't have the backup camera. I have found that at night, the back up lights do a very good job of illuminating the area as I am backing, and the camera shows the area very well in that light. Richard
 

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after i wacked a pole. everytime i backup i grab the passenger seat and look back, i find it this way u can backup more safely. i dont know if you get what im sayin
 

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after i wacked a pole. everytime i backup i grab the passenger seat and look back, i find it this way u can backup more safely. i dont know if you get what im sayin
Would be nice to still be able to get around to do that...;). At my more 'mature' age, I'd be in traction were I to go that far:eek:......

Thankfully the existence of wider rear views, backup cams, and beepers help us get the job done safely. :p


JK, K3.....yes, looking is best even getting out to see, or having someone else look for you can avert disaster.

C.
 

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easy fix for poor rear visibilty

Hello all!
It's been a week since we leased our new Honda Crosstour. By the way this is the first time we have ever got a Honda. My husband and I are really NO big fans of Honda, but it was love at first site (read: test drive). Not only do we love the drive, but for the price of the vehicle we are really amazed with the features that were offered by Honda.
For everybody who has not bought the Navi, and is worried about poor rear visibility, don't sweat it. All you really need to do is purchase a back up camera that sells for about $50 from Auto zone. And you are set! The camera works very well. I have it in my Chevy Suburban 2001 too.
But I absolutely love the car. I can now say we are the proud owners of a Honda!
 

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Hello all!
It's been a week since we leased our new Honda Crosstour. By the way this is the first time we have ever got a Honda. My husband and I are really NO big fans of Honda, but it was love at first site (read: test drive). Not only do we love the drive, but for the price of the vehicle we are really amazed with the features that were offered by Honda.
For everybody who has not bought the Navi, and is worried about poor rear visibility, don't sweat it. All you really need to do is purchase a back up camera that sells for about $50 from Auto zone. And you are set! The camera works very well. I have it in my Chevy Suburban 2001 too.
But I absolutely love the car. I can now say we are the proud owners of a Honda!
Is it a wireless kit?
Is it color?
Did you integrate the view screen into the dash?
How is the camera itself mounted?

Please do post some pics of your set up.

-fred
 

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I'll admit the visibility of the rear isn't great but I really don't find it that bad either. tha being said, my Grand-Prix also had a somewhat obstruct view of the rear and I just got used to it.
 

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I bought those little concave mirrors for my side view mirrors. Looks crappy, but is worth the extra vision. This vehicle is a nightmare backing up in the daytime; nighttime adds to the impact. Defintely wished I had waited for a navi version to be found before I settled for the one I got.
 
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