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Old 12-16-2009, 11:50 PM
 
Location: Northridge/Porter Ranch, Calif.
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Many people think that big cars are hard to drive and park. It may be true in some locations which have narrow roads and a lack of parking spaces.
So I made this video of my '76 limo being back into the garage and parked there... with one car already parked in the garage and one parked on the side of the driveway.

Of course, a good driver does help!

See video here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ZFOrqT4BsQ
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Old 12-17-2009, 01:58 AM
 
Location: Northridge/Porter Ranch, Calif.
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I changed the video to an edited version which will be available to see soon. So disregard the 1st video.
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Old 12-17-2009, 02:35 AM
 
Location: Northridge/Porter Ranch, Calif.
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Okay, he is the edited video with the unnecessary footage cut.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5jvkCofiyO8
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Old 12-17-2009, 06:39 AM
 
Location: NH
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Many people think that big cars are hard to drive and park.
That's because most people don't know how to drive.
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Old 12-17-2009, 06:48 AM
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Location: Back in Defo....WI
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I had to take my driver's test back in '77 using a big ol' station wagon in a downpour, and was able to park fine. After having to park those big sleds and big trucks back in the day, sure made it simple to park the little cars out now.
But on the flip side, if someone grew up in current small-moderate size cars and that's all they have experience with, most could not jump into anything with a long wheelbase and be successful--at least not right away
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Old 12-17-2009, 09:35 AM
 
Location: Derby, KS
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I posted in another thread a while back about this. I owned a Chevy suburban for about 6 years. At first it was a clumsy experience parking it but I got used to it pretty quick. Now....the overall length of a suburban is roughly the same as one of Fleet's '70's era boats.

A while back my grandmother came to visit in her mid '70's era Ford LTD. My dad asked me to drive it around the side street and park it. It wasn't any longer overall than anything I had driven before but, dude.....It was just completely different to drive. I almost didn't make it.

So I think a lot of it has to do with how familiar you are with the characteristics of a given vehicle. Do you feel 'at-home' in it?

It's the same as if somebody for their entire driving life drove nothing but Toyota Corollas and then all of a sudden they have to start driving a LWB Pickup.
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Old 12-17-2009, 09:41 AM
 
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Who was that hanging on the garage wall @ 0:27
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Old 12-17-2009, 12:21 PM
 
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Nice, now do it with a trailer.
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Old 12-17-2009, 01:57 PM
 
Location: Northridge/Porter Ranch, Calif.
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Who was that hanging on the garage wall @ 0:27
That was someone who didn't know how to park a car... that is his punishment!

Actually, it is a leftover Halloween decoration.
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Old 12-17-2009, 01:58 PM
 
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Nice, now do it with a trailer.
I'd rather not!
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