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G Test: Can I use a Hatchback car. Toronto

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Dec 2, 2017
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G Test: Can I use a Hatchback car. Toronto

Can any one provide me information that if hatchback car is allowed in G test. I always see people using sedan car for G test .
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I don’t think it matters what kind of car you use. Just be familiar with it and make sure it’s roadworthy.
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hatchbacks are no lesser than any other car

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Yes, of course you can. You can’t use any assistant tech though like systems that parallel park for you or back up cameras I believe.
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You can use any car - though I often wonder if the examiner is influenced in any way (negatively?) when a young person shows up in a very expensive vehicle.
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Going back many years ago, I used my parent's minivan do to my G2 and G test.
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Evil Baby wrote:
Dec 3rd, 2017 8:26 am
Yes, of course you can. You can’t use any assistant tech though like systems that parallel park for you or back up cameras I believe.
Do they cover up the backup camera so you can't use it?
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Talamasca wrote:
Dec 3rd, 2017 9:04 am
Do they cover up the backup camera so you can't use it?
They didn't cover up mine but made me disable my dashcam.
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Evil Baby wrote:
Dec 3rd, 2017 8:26 am
Yes, of course you can. You can’t use any assistant tech though like systems that parallel park for you or back up cameras I believe.
What about proximity parking assist? I find those more useful because you can still keep your eyes while listening for the proximity instead of backup camera where you are either looking directly or at the camera.
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Talamasca wrote:
Dec 3rd, 2017 9:04 am
Do they cover up the backup camera so you can't use it?
er34er34 wrote:
Dec 3rd, 2017 9:42 am
What about proximity parking assist? I find those more useful because you can still keep your eyes while listening for the proximity instead of backup camera where you are either looking directly or at the camera.
I'm not expert, just re-writing what I've read on these forums. That being said, I think they just expect you to use your mirrors when backing into a parking spot instead of looking down at your monitor. As for proximity sensors, I'm not sure what they've done with those in the past but even with them, you're still required to know of your surroundings when backing into a parking spot.

I think the fear is, if the only way you know how to back up a car is to look at your monitor via the backup camera what happens if it gets dirty from snow/salt or goes faulty? With proximity sensor, you at least still know how to back up a vehicle.

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