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We bought a MiTo Luzzo 1.4 about six months ago and after some 'parking difficulties' now wish to have some parking sensors fitted. Does anyone have any retro-fitting experience or typical prices for buying and fitting?
 

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Doddle to diy fit, paid less than 30 quid for mine that came with 6 sensors and a small screen that
shows each sensor fitted , a digital read out that shows you how far away an object is behind you
and a voice tells you how far away plus tells you to stop a foot from the object.
Only fitted 2 sensors in the rear honeycomb bit of the valance below the No plate..

Works a treat...:thumbs:
 

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We bought a MiTo Luzzo 1.4 about six months ago and after some 'parking difficulties' now wish to have some parking sensors fitted. Does anyone have any retro-fitting experience or typical prices for buying and fitting?
Don't feel miffed at lacking the 'official' Mito parking sensors- I've got them
but I don't find them that great :rolleyes:

Although the display shows where an obstruction lies, I find the bleep's
quite adequate, so any reasonable kit should suffice :)

The rear visibility is bad enough to warrant some assistance!



Chris
 
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Genuine ones would just plug in to existing loom and work with the factory display in the dashboard...
 

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Genuine ones would just plug in to existing loom and work with the factory display in the dashboard...
Not true according to others who have looked into it in the past, plugging things into the Mito & expecting them to work doesn't seem to work ;)
 
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You can play with the settings in fiatecuscan. Mine already had them, but can't see why it'd need anything special doing to activate them. FES seems to work for everything else...
 

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The Mito is easy to park once you get used to its size. My previous 2 had them fitted but my Cloverleaf doesn't but I can now park it with only millimetres between it and the car behind/in front.
 

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The Mito is easy to park once you get used to its size. My previous 2 had them fitted but my Cloverleaf doesn't but I can now park it with only millimetres between it and the car behind/in front.
Wow, thats talented. I still can't judge the front distance very well. Sometimes I think I'm close to the car/wall in front, but find I have plenty of room. The rear's fine unless there's a car bonnet lower than the rear window and then it's a case of guessing with extreme caution and getting out the car to check. Still not caused any problems though. :)
 

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The wing mirrors are extremely useful when reversing the Mito, I can get much closer to the car behind using them than just looking out the rear screen or using the internal mirror.
 

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Yeah true, the wing mirrors are nice and big which helps, but not always.
 

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Wow, thats talented. I still can't judge the front distance very well. Sometimes I think I'm close to the car/wall in front, but find I have plenty of room. The rear's fine unless there's a car bonnet lower than the rear window and then it's a case of guessing with extreme caution and getting out the car to check. Still not caused any problems though. :)
Not bad for a woman haha. I have plenty of practice on my street. Usually all the cars are parked bumper to bumper. Forgot to mention that the red car was also mine just incase you thought the owner might be p***ed off :lol:
 

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Not bad for a woman haha. I have plenty of practice on my street. Usually all the cars are parked bumper to bumper. Forgot to mention that the red car was also mine just incase you thought the owner might be p***ed off :lol:
Try a blind side reverse in an Artic no sensors just mirrors:lol:
 

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MiTo Parking Sensors - Job done!

Thanks fellow MiTo owners for the comments and answers to this thread.

In the end we had a fairly inexpensive set of sensors fitted during the annual service. Parts and labour came to approx £120.

The service and fitting was done by ProAlfa at Watford - a small, friendly but excellent Alfa Romeo specialists. They are real Alfa afficionados, and, I was provided with an 2 litre Alfa 156 as a courtesy car. That has to beat the usual clapped out old baby hatchback!

As for the MiTo (my wife's car), it is a great little car but I am slightly disappointed by the 'jiggly' steering and the fuel economy is less than I expected. Overall it is about 35mpg which is only 10% better than my Rover 75 Automatic, although the latter is used almost entirely on longer runs usually cruising at 70-80mph whereas the Mito is more of a 'shopping' machine.

Happy New Year and good luck to all Alfa drivers.

Richard
 

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the fuel economy is less than I expected. Overall it is about 35mpg which is only 10% better than my Rover 75 Automatic, although the latter is used almost entirely on longer runs usually cruising at 70-80mph whereas the Mito is more of a 'shopping' machine.
Since im pretty much skint everymonth I'm making sure i stick to 65-70 on the mway but I think im using more fuel than i do if i drive at 80. Done around a 50 miles round trip and i swear it used over a 1/4 of a tank.

But when I drove to B'ham I got 370 miles to a tank :D
 
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