Parallel Parking

When I learned to drive, a gauge to when to cut your wheels to parallel park was to start at the parked car's back seat. That was when cars were basically sedans, but now with all the smartcars , huge pickups and SUVs, that whole system is useless. Oh yeah, and these non-standard sized vehicles all over really screw up viable parking spots for normal cars...

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Sep 18, 2018 at 6:00pm

Parking:

Stationary private property occupying public thoroughfares.

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Anonymous

Sep 18, 2018 at 6:56pm

I think you just lost skill or need more practice. I parallel parked my F150 xlt the other day at my house and I did it perfectly using the same old way I’ve always known. Line your ass up with the other vehicles ass in front of the spot and then reverse and cut in. Fucking nailed it. It’s the one ‘hard’ driving skill I knock out of the park every time.

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Oy

Sep 18, 2018 at 7:33pm

If you need some weird back seat line-up strategy you have no spatial awareness. Drive until you find a spot big enough to drive into without needing to parallel.

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Parallel parking

Sep 18, 2018 at 8:15pm

Supposed use the other cars back bumper as reference. Not the seat. Then it will always be the same.

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Not sure what you're talking about

Sep 18, 2018 at 10:58pm

Sedans and pick up trucks have always been around. At least for the 30 years I been paying attention.

Sounds like your making excuses

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I love it.....

Sep 19, 2018 at 3:11am

when the space is big enough to just drive in without having to bother with reversing and cutting the car in.

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I know

Sep 19, 2018 at 7:57am

someone who has never parallel parked since their driving exam

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Anonymous

Sep 19, 2018 at 10:40am

practice a bit and learn to align some feature of your vehicle to the rear of the car behind which you're parking.
worked for me every time (except with a trailer; I need more trailer practice)

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OP

Sep 19, 2018 at 1:29pm

This isn't about my driving ability, it's a comment on how times have changed.

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