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Old 01-08-2013, 09:58 AM
 
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It really bugs me when people don't use their car for its intended purpose. Our new neighborhood is beautiful, as people have built and moved it the street has become cluttered with cars. Even worse is when they start parking on the street, and leave their driveway empty.

So why do people do this? we have always used our garage for our cars. And if we have guests, they park on our driveway, not on the street.

ok, vent over
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Old 01-08-2013, 10:02 AM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC
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We have 2 cars and even though it is a tight squeeze both are in the garage.
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Old 01-08-2013, 10:04 AM
 
Location: Charlotte NC
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2 cars in the garage...
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Old 01-08-2013, 10:32 AM
 
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Having lived in plenty of places without a garage, I find them to be a luxury especially in bad weather. Therefore I have never used ours for storage to the point the bays could not be used by vehicles.

IMO, if you have so much junk that you are filling up the garage, its time to get rid of some of it.
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Old 01-08-2013, 10:35 AM
 
Location: Indian Trail, NC
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One car in garage, storage on each side. Two cars in driveway. We live in a nice neighborhood, too and hardly anyone uses their garage. The next door neighbors garage and the neighbors garage across the street is completely empty and they park in the driveway. I think people feel it's just more convenient (depending on how your driveway is made) to go out and just get in the car, instead of going through the garage and around whatever and then having to open the door (even with the door opener). Maybe we have just gotten lazy. Is gotten a word? LOL
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Old 01-08-2013, 10:44 AM
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Location: The Sand Hills of NC
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We have always garaged our cars and trucks. Nothing keeps a car looking new longer than a coat of wax and keeping it garaged.

I built a detached garage just to store extra "stuff."
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Old 01-08-2013, 10:45 AM
 
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My house, as I purchased it, has a large work bench built in the back of the garage against the wall. Because of that, it's too tight of a fit for both cars, along with the lawn mower, garbage can, recycling bin, etc which we aren't allowed to keep outside as per our HOA.
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Old 01-08-2013, 10:55 AM
 
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A classic muscle car and a motorcycle take up our car spaces in the garage. So our two regular cars stay outside. I would love my car to be in the garage, but it's not practical because of those toys that need it more.

I'm not bothered by cars in driveways or even cars on the street. What does bug me is when my neighbor's kids park their cars on the street in front of my yard instead of their own. They have a boat in their garage so mom and dad vehicles are parked at the top of the driveway.....and then their driveway slopes to become a single driveway, so there is not enough room for the 2 extra (and it has even been as many as 3 extra) cars.
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Old 01-08-2013, 11:11 AM
 
Location: Shakedown Street
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My homebrewing equipment limits us to only 1 car in the garage.
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Old 01-08-2013, 11:16 AM
 
Location: Lake Norman, NC
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We have more vehicles than garage spots, so we also use the driveway and the street for parking.

Since the kids vehicles are the ones parked on the street, we've educated them not to block the mailbox nor to park behind the driveway across the street.

And I don't lose any sleep worrying about people's thoughts about street parking.
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