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eric_h Apr 6, 2:53am - #146110 

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Parking Preferences

how do you guys keep your ride in its spot

Ebrake
leave it in first
or both

grin
also do you like to back into spots or pull in forward

me i back in and use ebrake unless its below freezing
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Evan Apr 6, 3:00am - #146111 

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aren't you supposed to leave it in 2nd (not 1st)? idunno

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trog2233 Apr 6, 3:02am - #146112 

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i dont' leave mine in gear at all...just ebrake for me thumbsup Inless i'm on a big hill
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Evan Apr 6, 3:03am - #146113 

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I have an auto, so I leave it in Park tongue laughsilly

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eric_h Apr 6, 3:10am - #146114 

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Originally Posted by trog2233
i dont' leave mine in gear at all...just ebrake for me thumbsup Inless i'm on a big hill


i would say that but theres no hilled in ND rolleyes

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slidr Apr 6, 3:12am - #146115 

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Originally Posted by Evan
aren't you supposed to leave it in 2nd (not 1st)? idunno
I don't think it matters, as long as it's in gear.

Anyways, I always put the car in gear and use the e-brake.

And I like to back into spots when I have time and room, and when I parallel park, I always back in. For some reason, it's the only reason I can get it straight.

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00GTShope Apr 6, 4:32am - #146116 

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I just leave it in neutral with e-brake.
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aspen Apr 6, 4:47am - #146117 

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Originally Posted by trog2233
i dont' leave mine in gear at all...just ebrake for me thumbsup Inless i'm on a big hill

another thing i park where nobodies parking beside me that means way way far of the parking lot rofl grin

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PolarisNV Apr 6, 5:00am - #146118 

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No no no you guys got it all wrong, you gotta back into the spot and it doesnt matter if its in gear or neutral (i do neutral) and then after you back in you gotta turn the steering wheel to show of your rims grin

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se7enmodgt20 Apr 6, 5:18am - #146119 
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i put the ebrake on.
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gtscelica05 Apr 6, 5:44am - #146120 
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i put it in first, and ebrake

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RevMonster Apr 6, 5:50am - #146121 

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I leave mine in neutral and use my ebrake... makes me feel like I'm driving a manual. laughsilly

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spaztikid Apr 6, 6:04am - #146122 
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Originally Posted by gtscelica05
i put it in first, and ebrake
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NorwayGT Apr 6, 6:06am - #146123 

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back in and use the e=brake

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jgmx Apr 6, 7:04am - #146124 

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Originally Posted by RevMonster
I leave mine in neutral and use my ebrake... makes me feel like I'm driving a manual. laughsilly



lol


got an auto... and i always double park...jk grin

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Andres Apr 6, 7:38am - #146125 
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1st gear, e breake and back in
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marajade Apr 6, 7:49am - #146126 

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1st gear + ebrake...

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RevMonster Apr 6, 9:26am - #146127 

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Originally Posted by jgmx
Originally Posted by RevMonster
I leave mine in neutral and use my ebrake... makes me feel like I'm driving a manual. laughsilly



lol


got an auto... and i always double park...jk grin


Double parking is bad. How do you think I got eleven parking tickets in one week.

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oas Apr 6, 12:04pm - #146128 
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Originally Posted by spaztikid
Originally Posted by gtscelica05
i put it in first, and ebrake
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2K4Celica Apr 6, 3:03pm - #146129 
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I pull through instead of backing in, since the space in front of me is always open too because I park in BFE on a regular basis with it in neutral and ebrake on.

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slidr Apr 6, 4:11pm - #146130 

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Backing in vs. pulling in head first.

Reminds me of that Seinfeld episode. smile

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xXMaGNuSXx Apr 6, 4:18pm - #146131 
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If I have time, I back that ass up. If I don't, I just pull in head first. When I park, I use both the ebrake and 1st gear, you never know when your brakes could fail.
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Virgilson Apr 6, 7:09pm - #146132 

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haha i remember that one rofl
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Parabol Apr 6, 8:05pm - #146133 
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i just pull in and use the kick stand
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Gen7fan Apr 6, 8:22pm - #146134 
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Originally Posted by trog2233
i dont' leave mine in gear at all...just ebrake for me thumbsup Inless i'm on a big hill
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Evan Apr 6, 8:51pm - #146135 

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Originally Posted by 2K4Celica
I pull through instead of backing in, since the space in front of me is always open too because I park in BFE on a regular basis with it in neutral and ebrake on.


Be careful, a friend of mine did that at walmart without realizing there was one of those cement blocks between spots and took out his entire radiator eek rofl .. I had to laugh, though. grin

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Skyla Apr 6, 8:51pm - #146136 
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Originally Posted by RevMonster
I leave mine in neutral and use my ebrake... makes me feel like I'm driving a manual. laughsilly

this is no longer a guys hobbie.





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CeLlYgT04 Apr 6, 8:58pm - #146137 

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Put it in first, ebrake...Don't give two shits how I park grin

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I park on the other side of the lot. Put my auto in park and usually pull the ebrake too. My driving instructor made me do it and i just kinda got used to it.
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slidr Apr 6, 10:59pm - #146139 

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Originally Posted by spyder00367
I park on the other side of the lot. Put my auto in park and usually pull the ebrake too. My driving instructor made me do it and i just kinda got used to it.
Yeah, my instructor taught us the same thing.

Whenever I drive an auto, and park, I have to put the e-brake on or else I'll worry the whole time that the car can roll away. tongue

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VSGTS14 Apr 6, 11:44pm - #146140 

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i just pull in and use e-brake.

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Vampyre Apr 7, 12:53am - #146141 

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Originally Posted by trog2233
i dont' leave mine in gear at all...just ebrake for me thumbsup Inless i'm on a big hill


Same deal. When I took my driving test I actually got marked for putting my car in neutral when I parked, despite I had my e-brake on and we were on perfectly flat ground.

I thought maybe this thread was going to be about how do you park in a parking lot. Which I tend to park as far away as I feel is necassary and I have been known to take up any where from 2 - 4 spots..once six! grin

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slidr Apr 7, 2:33am - #146142 

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Originally Posted by Vampyre
Originally Posted by trog2233
i dont' leave mine in gear at all...just ebrake for me thumbsup Inless i'm on a big hill


Same deal. When I took my driving test I actually got marked for putting my car in neutral when I parked, despite I had my e-brake on and we were on perfectly flat ground.

I thought maybe this thread was going to be about how do you park in a parking lot. Which I tend to park as far away as I feel is necassary and I have been known to take up any where from 2 - 4 spots..once six! grin
You're just asking for it if you take up multiple spots.

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eric_h Apr 7, 2:42am - #146143 

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Originally Posted by xXMaGNuSXx
If I have time, I back that ass up. If I don't, I just pull in head first. When I park, I use both the ebrake and 1st gear, you never know when your brakes could fail.


very good point

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OzzyZR Apr 7, 4:09am - #146144 

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only brake unless on a hill then it's in 1st or reverse, depending on the way i'm facing.

reverse if the spot is tight or if i have the time

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5280vvti Apr 7, 5:01am - #146145 

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E-brake and reverse
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Elec-FuYu Apr 7, 6:18am - #146146 
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i always jack my car up...

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theretiredpimp Apr 7, 6:56am - #146147 

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Always put it in neutral with ebrake because I got a CompuStar 2WSS Alarm/Remote Starter and it has to be in neutral so that "reservation mode" can be set. That's a safety feature so that the car can only be remote started in neutral because we know what would happen if started in gear. And I really don't care how I park (backing up as compared to pulling in). I just try to park away from other cars when possible to avoid any dings, dents, and scratches.

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eric_h Apr 7, 9:21pm - #146148 

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yeah backing in is just hot

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KULOD Apr 7, 9:28pm - #146149 

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i keep ebrake and in reverse
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csheriff Apr 7, 10:13pm - #146150 
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e-brake and either reverse or 1st

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eric_h Apr 7, 10:42pm - #146151 

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darksidecelica Apr 7, 11:58pm - #146152 

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i pull in if in a hurry, reverse if i got the time, then jack the celi up and put her on cement blocks
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