It is kind of odd considering BMW has an array of tech that is a rare option in comparable brand (i.e HUD being found very commonly in builds via tech pack.) Although I believe it’s in the first package in the 18 X3 now. Probably standard by 2019?
Yeah I think for me it’s one of those weird aura’s of “losing” (so to speak) something you’re used to. Like if you had a smartphone and then you go back to a basic phone kind of thing.
I guess it depends on how much you have come to rely on the feature? I’ve never had a car with it, I use my mirrors and will usually do a quick look behind me just to double check when there are a lot of cars on the road. I wouldn’t pay extra for it but my wife definitely would…
Never thought i needed one until i got it…now i feel like any car I lease must absolutely have it…Blind Spot Assist and a Surround View Camera (top-down view)…not proud of myself, but it is what it is.
I have the full suite of assistant features on my golf (acc, blind spot, cross traffic alert, emergency braking, auto parking assistance). After 2 years with the car, the only features I would want on my next car is emergency braking and cross traffic alert. Blind spot on my car isn’t a bright enough alert, and the image in the mirror gets obscured too easy.
I agree with this statement. I don’t have it in my Civic and don’t miss it at all. I’ve driven a friends Murano a lot as well as my wife’s MDX and use it/find it useful in those cars all the time. When renting a big suv without blind spot monitoring I now miss it.
I have it on my vehicle and also on my last vehicle. Even with it I still check my blind spot. It is just the way I was taught to drive. I prefer a small blind spot mirror over a light. So if I have it doesn’t really matter.