It's a long time since I have been here, evidenced by how out of date my profile image is - the daily driver Skoda has been replaced by a daily driver Caddy.
I decided I needed a dashcam on the V8R mostly for continental driving. I always feared a collision with some random Frog swearing I was on the wrong side of the road and me not having sufficient French to argue the toss.
It's not a thing of joy or an accessory I particularly want to display, and for me the absolute ideal solution was the Garmin Mini, which you can pick up for around a hundred quid now.
In use it is totally concealed behind the mirror. It requires no attention from me, so I don't need to see it. But it does have a cheery little beep as I start up to let me know it is on duty. I am not certain why anyone would want the camera in their line of vision, nor why they need a screen. Cheap as chips, if you want to fit a second one to guard the back that is still affordable.
I haven't needed it, I do once in a while hoik out the SD card and just check it is still capturing every moment.
Here is the installation
And here just for laughs is the unmarked police car proceeding at a legal 60 mph on a national speed limit road as I blew past him at a little under 90 mph on my way to earning another speed awareness course.
I hope you guys are all good. I still smile when I see a loved Puma on the road. Keep that little car alive please guys.
Hate the new Puma.