How Do You Park Your Vehicle?

Discussion in 'Fred's Barcalounge' started by drmilktruck, Jul 10, 2019.

How Do You Park Your Vehicle?

  1. Pull-In Forward

    15 vote(s)
    37.5%
  2. Back-In

    19 vote(s)
    47.5%
  3. Pull-Through

    6 vote(s)
    15.0%
  4. Two Space Parking

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  1. stevo

    stevo Country Gent

    May 1, 2012
    Atlanta
    Totally agree. I'm not abhorrent to walking.

    For me, it's also about avoiding the idiots who think they can park 5" from my driver's side door and who think it's find to nick or dent other peoples' cars.

    I have a 2-door coupe and the other day, I parked on the end of a row but with my driver side door facing in. But I was way out from the line, obviously giving myself room to open my door (so I thought). Some chucklehead thought that was grand and followed suit but literally only left me 5". I had to crawl through from the passenger side.
     
  2. Setzerhotrod

    Setzerhotrod Country Gent

    Age:
    58
    Oct 26, 2011
    Anchorage Alaska
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    In Rome you use whatever space is available. Cars there are REALLY small.
     
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  3. Sabato

    Sabato Gretschie

    414
    Mar 22, 2019
    Massachusetts
    I take the first available. My wife has parking-spot clairvoyance and drives right up to the door and her spot is waiting for her.
     
  4. Sid Nitzerglobin

    Sid Nitzerglobin Country Gent

    Jun 8, 2015
    fROMOHIO
  5. Sabato

    Sabato Gretschie

    414
    Mar 22, 2019
    Massachusetts
    Here comes Sid
     
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  6. Lizardkinged

    Lizardkinged Friend of Fred

    Age:
    32
    Oct 5, 2009
    Michigan
    I always pull my car in. Sometimes I'll pull through the space.

    But I always back my truck into spaces especially if it's busy in the lot or I know the lot is going to get full before I'm leaving.
     
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  7. afire

    afire Country Gent

    How do I park? I park expertly, and with a seldom seen elan. It's a sight to behold.
     
  8. not_man_davo

    not_man_davo Gretschie

    448
    Feb 13, 2015
    tejas
    That's when you need this.

    [​IMG]
     
  9. TSims1

    TSims1 Friend of Fred

    Jun 18, 2013
    Atlanta
    When the backup camera appeared it simply became too easy NOT to back in. And not only is exiting faster, but SAFER since you can actually see what you are pulling out into.
     
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  10. loudnlousy

    loudnlousy Friend of Fred

    Age:
    53
    Oct 18, 2015
    Hildesheim, Germany
    I usually near the row of parking cars to my right slowly until my display signals me that there is enough room between them for my vehicle. Then I activate the parking assistant, keep the hands off the wheel and watch my car parking itself in automatic mode. Works perfectly .:cool:
     
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  11. Sunshine

    Sunshine Synchromatic

    617
    Jun 28, 2008
    Espoo, Finland
    Does my Countryman parking count?...

     
  12. stevo

    stevo Country Gent

    May 1, 2012
    Atlanta
  13. latetotheparty

    latetotheparty Electromatic

    28
    Mar 18, 2018
    Omaha
    I was skeptical and complained. (This is a Nebraska.) Manager at DMV said it is “an automatic fail” and you can get a ticket for doing it on public parking lots.

    Didn’t dig any deeper than that.
     
  14. audept

    audept Senior Gretsch-Talker

    Age:
    71
    Dec 1, 2010
    Sydney, Australia
    Yep. Took a photo of this one near the Trevi Fountain:
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  15. Bertotti

    Bertotti Country Gent

    Jul 20, 2017
    South Dakota
    I didn't vote because it all depends on the space and how the lot is laid out. If it is a squared lot not diagonal and I can pull through I will. I never take up two spaces unless I am pulling a trailer and will always park as far away as possible or park where the most sides are protected. I am also anal as hell about being centered in my space. I must be centered in my space.
     
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  16. MentalTossFlycoon

    MentalTossFlycoon Electromatic

    43
    Dec 22, 2018
    Texas
    I park like a horse in a corral.....I back in. That way when they open the gate I can bolt out.
     
  17. Ricochet

    Ricochet I Bleed Orange

    Nov 13, 2009
    Monkey Island
    I have a private parking spot...everywhere.

    [​IMG]
     
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  18. tdtom

    tdtom Gretschie

    314
    Oct 26, 2018
    new zealand
    what ever direction I slip into a space, I always do the following: Leave it in gear(I don't have an automatic), handbrake pulled on hard, key out and turn the steering wheel until the latch engages, radio turned up full blast, doors locked.... that's on the modern car.
    On the Bugeye Sprite; in gear, handbrake on, key in the ignition. Driver in place. car not left unattended. There is no steering lock, door locks or radio, (just listen to the exhaust music) ... hell there isn't even external door handles.
     
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  19. afire

    afire Country Gent

    That's because you are a decent human being. The entire social contract behind parking crumbles when people overlook this bedrock principle.
     
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  20. stevo

    stevo Country Gent

    May 1, 2012
    Atlanta
    Thanks for this - if I ever get that question, I'm doing the same.
     
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