Parking Cameras and Cliff Diving - 2009 Infiniti FX50 AWD Long-Term Road Test

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2009 Infiniti FX50 AWD: Parking Cameras and Cliff Diving

May 19, 2009

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Okay, so "cliff diving" is a bit melodramatic, but there's no doubt the advanced parking cameras on the FX50 allow me to maximize my home parking space, despite the close proximity to a sheer drop-off.

Just over a year ago I replaced a useless dirt mound (surrounded by a low brick wall) with paving stones on the border of my traditional driveway. The idea was to create another off-street parking space in front of my house (for car guys, there's no such thing as "too much vehicle space").

The plan worked, but the layout (and elevation) of my house means this extra parking space is a couple feet above my neighbor's yard. And while technically wide enough for a car between the house and the drop-off, there's no denying the apprehension I feel when parking a large vehicle over there -- except for the FX50.

With those cameras fired up I have an exact idea of just how close I am to the "drop-zone" (to the right of the vehicle in the above shot). I can snug the FX right up against my house with accurate and equal spacing on both sides to allow for passenger entry/exit.

Sweet!

Karl Brauer, Edmunds.com Editor in Chief @ 13,680 miles.

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