5 years of servicing cost = one 360 degree camera system? Uh... Unless you're forced to keep buying the entire system from the car manufacturer or assembler, it's much cheaper outside and the quality may actually be better depending on the price you pay, but it will still be much cheaper than the ones included in the vehicle at the factory
Of course we won't be getting things like automotive grade connectors and wiring, customised camera housings and all, and we'll depend heavily on the installer's experience. If they mess up with the wiring, well, good luck. Otherwise it's entirely possible to get a 360 camera system installed for less than 2000 or even 1500 I imagine, with a lot of the payment going towards workmanship and mark-ups. If not it's entirely possible to get just the camera system alone for less than 500 MYR depending on your requirements, which is really far from the cost of servicing something like a Honda for 5 years, and that is if nothing else is added on for each service
Before anyone says that it's sold at a very inflated price by the car manufacturer/assembler just purely for massive profit, bear in mind that the process of customising the product and getting it certified for automotive use is actually very expensive.. of course assuming that it's all done properly and no one did some under-the-table deal. Also, we should not forget about the middlemen who import 360 camera system from Taiwan/China and then sell it to the car manufacturers/assemblers here
QUOTE(ru40342 @ Jun 9 2021, 06:16 PM)
There is no denying repairs can be expensive. Hence there are benefits to maintain warranty as I mentioned. However, the benefit cannot outweigh the cost involved. The same concept can be applied to insurance or even 4D gambling. It is all about probability. Just because you will get money compensation from insurance companies during unfortunate events doesn't mean you should pay exuberant premiums for it. Similarly, just because you will get money reward for winning 4D shouldn't mean you want to buy lottery for it. It is all about calculations of benefits, costs and probability.
It is true that one of the reasons for such strict rules is to prevent failures due to mod or late service. There is another reason for it: to squeeze as much money from the customers as possible. car companies are not stupid. There won't be giving longer and longer warranty periods if this is not beneficial and profitable for them. Understanding this would also help customers make better decisions.
That's why I think most drivers "overvalue" the warranty. They over focus on the benefits of warranty and do not balance their decision with the costs of maintaining the warranty.
Uh... I wouldn't take warranty for a car like the Honda CRV or for any Honda in general lightly. If you search in F&F, a couple of months back someone was complaining that it costs 20k to replace the gearbox for their Honda City
For the Honda Civic FC for example, a lot complaint seems to revolve around the steering rack for example, and this isn't cheap at all
QUOTE(iastate @ Jun 6 2021, 03:50 PM)
Hi all, I just got my new CR-V not too long ago. It's the facelifted model 1.5 TC-P 2WD. Wanted to ask if anyone knows of any good accessories shop that sell 360 degree camera for CR-V. And is it possible that the camera works with my existing head unit?
Also, will installing 360 degree camera void my car warranty?
It will definitely void your warranty. Installing aftermarket systems generally involve wire tapping and most likely drilling, unless the product was made specifically for the vehicleThis post has been edited by TDUEnthusiast: Jun 10 2021, 06:32 PM