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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.
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
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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