I guess the idea is that people typically don't need assistance to park nose-in, while people struggle with backing in and with parallel parking?Also, no automated nose-in parking is a HUGE oversight. When I go to the grocery store, I want to park nose-in so that when I come back with my groceries I can put them in the trunk. Rear-in parking only in perpendicular lots means that my rear end is inaccessible with a shopping cart.
Agreed. I use that regularly to nose into spaces. I’m coming from a much smaller vehicle (RAV4), so I’m still nervous about my ability to nose into a space without clipping the car on the passenger side of the space. Will get more confident with practice, I’m sure.Far more useful is the 360 view parking cameras on my Limited.
Came on the van. Mostly a waste of $$ in my opinion. If you can’t park it, you shouldn’t be driving it.
Agreed. I have tried it a couple of times but it’s slow to recognize a space and we just get the drivers behind me upset. So I don’t use it and I can park myself without a problem in less time.Need another choice TRIED IT A FEW TIMES AND FOUND IT TO BE MOSTLY USELESS.
I agree with Waldo (who could disagree with a fellow Illinois guy) that the self parking is cute and have tried it several times but it takes too long to lock into the appropriate spot and then execute. If there is a lot of traffic, using it annoys everyone around me. Backing into a perpendicular spot most of the time is pointless. It makes the hatch inaccessible.
I have used it to impress my grand kids and a few friends but aside from that, I would rather just do it myself.
This plus the 360 camera make it really easy to back in. I've used the perpendicular parking a few times and it always has to stop about halfway through backing in and pull forward to correct the angle. Using the camera, I rarely have this situation.The handiest parking feature of the van is its tight turn radius.
Hey Doug Lynch,Came on the van. Mostly a waste of $$ in my opinion. If you can’t park it, you shouldn’t be driving it.
I'm not privy to the added cost of the feature, but FCA needs to consider that it is available on many "luxury" vehicles, so it would be wise to keep it where appropriate. Also, as @Chairdriver mentioned, it would help if the camera system could be programmed to park properly in handicapped spaces, and not straddle the yellow cross-hatched areas.Hey Doug Lynch,
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I am glad I have it... I have not focused on using it yet. I do like using the 360 camera for assistance in nose in parking.