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Apr 5, 7:53pm - #146110 
Parking Preferences

how do you guys keep your ride in its spot

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leave it in first
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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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Apr 5, 8:00pm - #146111 
aren't you supposed to leave it in 2nd (not 1st)? idunno


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Apr 5, 8:02pm - #146112 
i dont' leave mine in gear at all...just ebrake for me thumbsup Inless i'm on a big hill

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Apr 5, 8:03pm - #146113 
I have an auto, so I leave it in Park tongue laughsilly


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Apr 5, 8:10pm - #146114 
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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Apr 5, 8:12pm - #146115 
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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Apr 5, 9:32pm - #146116 
I just leave it in neutral with e-brake.

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Apr 5, 9:47pm - #146117 
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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Apr 5, 10:00pm - #146118 
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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Apr 5, 10:18pm - #146119 
i put the ebrake on.

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Apr 5, 10:44pm - #146120 
i put it in first, and ebrake


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Apr 5, 10:50pm - #146121 
I leave mine in neutral and use my ebrake... makes me feel like I'm driving a manual. laughsilly


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Apr 5, 11:04pm - #146122 
Originally Posted by gtscelica05
i put it in first, and ebrake

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Apr 5, 11:06pm - #146123 
back in and use the e=brake


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Apr 6, 12:04am - #146124 
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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Apr 6, 12:38am - #146125 
1st gear, e breake and back in

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Apr 6, 12:49am - #146126 
1st gear + ebrake...


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Apr 6, 2:26am - #146127 
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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Apr 6, 5:04am - #146128 
Originally Posted by spaztikid
Originally Posted by gtscelica05
i put it in first, and ebrake

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Apr 6, 8:03am - #146129 
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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Apr 6, 9:11am - #146130 
Backing in vs. pulling in head first.

Reminds me of that Seinfeld episode. smile


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Apr 6, 9:18am - #146131 
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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Apr 6, 12:09pm - #146132 
haha i remember that one rofl

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Apr 6, 1:05pm - #146133 
i just pull in and use the kick stand

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Apr 6, 1:22pm - #146134 
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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Apr 6, 1:51pm - #146135 
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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Apr 6, 1:51pm - #146136 
Originally Posted by RevMonster
I leave mine in neutral and use my ebrake... makes me feel like I'm driving a manual. laughsilly


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Apr 6, 1:58pm - #146137 
Put it in first, ebrake...Don't give two shits how I park grin


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Apr 6, 2:55pm - #146138 
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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Apr 6, 3:59pm - #146139 
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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Apr 6, 4:44pm - #146140 
i just pull in and use e-brake.


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Apr 6, 5:53pm - #146141 
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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Apr 6, 7:33pm - #146142 
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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Apr 6, 7:42pm - #146143 
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.


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Apr 6, 9:09pm - #146144 
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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Apr 6, 10:01pm - #146145 
E-brake and reverse

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Apr 6, 11:18pm - #146146 
i always jack my car up...


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Apr 6, 11:56pm - #146147 
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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Apr 7, 2:21pm - #146148 
yeah backing in is just hot


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Apr 7, 2:28pm - #146149 
i keep ebrake and in reverse

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Apr 7, 3:13pm - #146150 
e-brake and either reverse or 1st


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Apr 7, 3:42pm - #146151 
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Apr 7, 4:58pm - #146152 
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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