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Old 08-26-2012, 12:46 PM
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Originally Posted by Theduke View Post
No real experience with aftermarket installation. I don't have it on my car, but have driven many other cars with it. Definitely comes in handy at times, but I don't think it is selectable on/off is it? I think it comes on with reverse, which would get a little annoying for the times you don't want/need it.
I would prefer the options on the other car over it along with 10k less miles and the $1k in my pocket.
My $0.02- free to you! Enjoy our pick - its always fun getting a new vehicle.
There is a button down below the A/C controls by seat warmers that turns off PDC. If you drive forward for a little bit it automatically turns off. I have very dark tint here in FL and having the PDC definitely comes in handy for rear-end parking. I also have a low lip on my front bumper and I can manually turn on to see in front of the bumper for parking stops/curbs. Comes in handy, but not a requirement for me.

I agree the 2008 is better equipped. As long as you are getting a major component warranty with the vehicle, I would go with the lower miles and more options.
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