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I am debating on whether to get the front parking sensor option on the Granturismo S (rear are standard). To be honest, I don't want to get them because aesthetically they ruin the look of the grill (proabably not to people from a distance, but when it's your car, you notice the smallest things). I haven't seen them live, but my dealer has a close up of what it looks like. Now I know the hood is quite long on this car, so for those that have the granturismo, do you find yourself wishing you had front parking sensors? is it hard to park?
 

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i felt the same way when i purchased my MB CLS. i hated the way the sensors looked. i opted NOT to go with the sensors, but after having them on another car, i dont think i could live without them, and i would have easily delt with the looks, and ordered them on my CLS if i had to do it again. so im going with them on my GT S regardless...the little dots are much easier to look at over a nicked bumper, or grill in this case ;)

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adam, have you seen what they look like? because they are not simply red dots on the existing bumper like with most cars. here the shape of the grill is different to make room for the quarter-sized sensor.
 

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adam, have you seen what they look like? because they are not simply red dots on the existing bumper like with most cars. here the shape of the grill is different to make room for the quarter-sized sensor.
no i havent...are they colored even? the ones for most cars are at least body color. any way to get the pict??

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no i havent...are they colored even? the ones for most cars are at least body color. any way to get the pict??

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yes, they match the color of the car. think of the grill as a smooth oval. with the sensors, it is not a smooth oval, but rather an oval with (i think four) sensors jutting into the open oval. not sure if that explains it well.

my dealer had a book on the S - not for customer, but to educate the dealer. i'm sure yours does too. if not, let me know, and i'll try to get my dealer to send me a copy of that page and i can post here.
 

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My dealer had a local company fit after-market sensors to my car. They are fitted either side of the license plate (hopefully visible in this pic) and are not very noticeable at all. There is a discreetly mounted switch on the underside of my steering column to activate them and I've found them useful for tighter parking spots.

I haven't seen the factory items but from the sound of things I'm glad I have the after-market which sounds like it may be tidier.
 

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Hi ISUK,
can you post the details of your dealer or aftermarket guy as i would be interested in this install.

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Stuart
 

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Stuart,

My dealer is Graypaul in Nottingham and they sub this type of work out to an outside specialist who comes to their workshops to fit it. Give them a call and ask for Tony Pass as he organised it for me. It cost £773 but you will most likely get it far cheaper if you deal direct with the installer. If it saves a cracked bumper then it's money well spent in my book as I'd hate to think how much a new nose cone would be.

Iain
 
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