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

Re: Parking Preferences [Re: eric_h] #146111 Apr 5, 8:00pm Apr 5, 8:00pm
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aren't you supposed to leave it in 2nd (not 1st)? idunno


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Re: Parking Preferences [Re: eric_h] #146112 Apr 5, 8:02pm Apr 5, 8:02pm
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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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I have an auto, so I leave it in Park tongue laughsilly


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Re: Parking Preferences [Re: trog2233] #146114 Apr 5, 8:10pm Apr 5, 8:10pm
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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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Re: Parking Preferences [Re: Evan] #146115 Apr 5, 8:12pm Apr 5, 8:12pm
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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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Re: Parking Preferences [Re: eric_h] #146116 Apr 5, 9:32pm Apr 5, 9:32pm
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I just leave it in neutral with e-brake.

Re: Parking Preferences [Re: trog2233] #146117 Apr 5, 9:47pm Apr 5, 9:47pm
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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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Re: Parking Preferences [Re: eric_h] #146118 Apr 5, 10:00pm Apr 5, 10:00pm
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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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i put the ebrake on.

Re: Parking Preferences [Re: se7enmodgt20] #146120 Apr 5, 10:44pm Apr 5, 10:44pm
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i put it in first, and ebrake


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Re: Parking Preferences [Re: gtscelica05] #146121 Apr 5, 10:50pm Apr 5, 10:50pm
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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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Originally Posted by gtscelica05
i put it in first, and ebrake

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back in and use the e=brake


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Re: Parking Preferences [Re: RevMonster] #146124 Apr 6, 12:04am Apr 6, 12:04am
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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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Re: Parking Preferences [Re: eric_h] #146125 Apr 6, 12:38am Apr 6, 12:38am
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1st gear, e breake and back in

Re: Parking Preferences [Re: eric_h] #146126 Apr 6, 12:49am Apr 6, 12:49am
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1st gear + ebrake...


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Re: Parking Preferences [Re: jgmx] #146127 Apr 6, 2:26am Apr 6, 2:26am
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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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Re: Parking Preferences [Re: spaztikid] #146128 Apr 6, 5:04am Apr 6, 5:04am
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Originally Posted by spaztikid
Originally Posted by gtscelica05
i put it in first, and ebrake

Re: Parking Preferences [Re: eric_h] #146129 Apr 6, 8:03am Apr 6, 8:03am
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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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Backing in vs. pulling in head first.

Reminds me of that Seinfeld episode. smile


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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.

Re: Parking Preferences [Re: slidr] #146132 Apr 6, 12:09pm Apr 6, 12:09pm
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haha i remember that one rofl

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i just pull in and use the kick stand

Re: Parking Preferences [Re: trog2233] #146134 Apr 6, 1:22pm Apr 6, 1:22pm
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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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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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Re: Parking Preferences [Re: RevMonster] #146136 Apr 6, 1:51pm Apr 6, 1:51pm
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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.





Re: Parking Preferences [Re: eric_h] #146137 Apr 6, 1:58pm Apr 6, 1:58pm
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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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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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i just pull in and use e-brake.


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Re: Parking Preferences [Re: trog2233] #146141 Apr 6, 5:53pm Apr 6, 5:53pm
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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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Re: Parking Preferences [Re: Vampyre] #146142 Apr 6, 7:33pm Apr 6, 7:33pm
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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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Re: Parking Preferences [Re: xXMaGNuSXx] #146143 Apr 6, 7:42pm Apr 6, 7:42pm
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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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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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E-brake and reverse

Re: Parking Preferences [Re: eric_h] #146146 Apr 6, 11:18pm Apr 6, 11:18pm
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i always jack my car up...


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Re: Parking Preferences [Re: Elec-FuYu] #146147 Apr 6, 11:56pm Apr 6, 11:56pm
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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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Re: Parking Preferences [Re: eric_h] #146148 Apr 7, 2:21pm Apr 7, 2:21pm
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yeah backing in is just hot


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i keep ebrake and in reverse

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e-brake and either reverse or 1st


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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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