New B class ordered...self park?>

ordessa

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I had a B class for a weekend to test drive...and followed up with an order..- waiting for confirmation. B180 SE CDi.. with cruise/boot package and sunroof..Manual gearbox

One thing I never figured out over the weekend was the "self park" option... just never got it...

despite pulling up alongside cars with the indicator on..it never did it.. the arrows came on and off occasionally...but nothing..
Anyone ever use it.. and if so HOW?

Steve
 

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Its far from foolproof. You need to be going at the right speed for it to activate and measure the space and it only works if you are parking with the flow of traffic. I've used it three or four times in 2 years, but only because it happened to activate and my daughter was on the car.
 

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Hi
I had a B class for a weekend to test drive...and followed up with an order..- waiting for confirmation. B180 SE CDi.. with cruise/boot package and sunroof..Manual gearbox

One thing I never figured out over the weekend was the "self park" option... just never got it...

despite pulling up alongside cars with the indicator on..it never did it.. the arrows came on and off occasionally...but nothing..
Anyone ever use it.. and if so HOW?

Steve

It is truly fantastic and parks just like the videos. But like most things it pays to read just a few lines of the manual to learn which buttons to press to make it work.
 

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I have never tried it yet as we have the blue badge, I will sneak out and give it a go now I have a chance to try it (when it is dark and no one can see me)
 

hawk20

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Its far from foolproof. You need to be going at the right speed for it to activate and measure the space and it only works if you are parking with the flow of traffic. I've used it three or four times in 2 years, but only because it happened to activate and my daughter was on the car.

I really haven't found that. You can drive along looking for spaces on the left (in line with the direction you are travelling in) and it works at any normal speed for searching.
And you can also ask it to look for spaces on the other side of the road where you would park against the flow of traffic. If it finds a space you simply pull up ahead of the space and it reverses in perfectly for you. All in the manual. Just need to press the right buttons.
 

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I find that parking doesn't become a problem when fitted with front and rear Bull Bars.....:lol:
 

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Self park will operate on the off side of the car, to make the car 'look' in that direction, you have to select right indicator.
To be fair, I use it every day in the office car park which is quite tight, it does a better job than I can.
Do I use it out and about? Hardly ever, parallel parking isnt much use in a car park or on my drive, it has also created the only scratch on my alloys too as it went wrong once.

If its free as it was on the CLS, have it, its great to show off to the kids with. I wouldnt pay for it though.
 

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hi never tried the merc version but the range rover evoque version you just push button usally does the n/s but if you want the other side you indicator that side and then you drive forward and it tell you to stop and then it parks itself.just have to brake and select R
 

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I've had mine for 6 mobths and have never found the need, I probably wouldn't have the bottle either.
 

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Even if you don't use the self parking, having the front and rear sensors is extremely useful when you are in tight parking spots. The self parking feels very weird, having the car steer itself when you are going backwards but it does a much better job than I can. I find I do have to drive well past a spot sometimes for it to assess the gap correctly.
 

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I've had mine for 6 mobths and have never found the need, I probably wouldn't have the bottle either.

Just try it for the fun of it. It is pretty magical. And parks brilliantly.
 

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