Big Camera, Small Picture - 2011 Ford Mustang GT 5.0 Long-Term Road Test

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2011 Ford Mustang GT 5.0: Big Camera, Small Picture

December 01, 2011

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When I was going to put my laptop bag in the trunk of our 2011 Ford Mustang GT 5.0 this morning, I wouldn't help but notice the backup camera mounted on the trunk lid. I mean, look at it. You can't miss it. It's bigger than the camera in my iPhone.

So it surprised me when I got inside and put the car in reverse and saw how tiny the backup camera display was.

As editor John DiPietro mentioned in a previous post, this is because we didn't opt for the navigation system which would have moved the display in the screen.

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The most I could use this view for is to make sure I don't kiss bumpers with the car behind me or run over ill-placed garbage cans. Unlike the backup cameras of other cars where you can actually use the lines in the display to parallel-park without curbing your wheels.

Eh, but then again maybe I just need a new prescription for my contacts. Well at least the picture looks really crisp.

Caroline Pardilla, Deputy Managing Editor @ 17,870 miles

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