Last edited by caperjack; 29 Jan 2013 at 16:03. Reason: correct spelling
Anyways, I starting parking and undershot the runway the first time. I drove out and readjusted so I could back into the spot correct, BAM! PERFECTLY PARKED PARALLEL STYLE!! I was so proud I had to take a picture! My driver's ed teacher, God rest his soul, would had been proud!
It's things like that I just don't understand why cars are starting to have those abilities. Automatic transmission standard, rear view camera standard, automatic parking standard; it's like dumbing down the driver. I prefer a manual gearbox, physically turning my head to look back, and parking like a boss.
Also, I don't think I'll ever really buy a new car. The car I REALLY, REALLY, REALLY want is a 2001 BMW 525i. It's a good amount of traction control technologies and driver control. I have a Mazda 626 from 1990, and I prefer that because it's super easy to fix and maintain versus the plethora of electronics and wiring. And, I also prefer buying used as I can put my blood, sweat, and tears in making it pristine.
But that's just me.
Yeah, that was an option on my car too. But I did not get that. 9 years of driving and parking in Paris tought me how to parallel park - even if the space is shorter than your car. You just push the cars in the front and the back of you. For what do you have bumpers. No intelligent Paris driver would put on the brakes when parked. He'll end up with a lot of dents.Like, Ford for example, they have a feature where the car parallel parks itself because I guess parallel parking is just SO hard. A few months ago, I had to parallel park a block away from the DMV when I got my license renewed, and it was the quintessential example of a difficult parallel park, two cars tightly spaced with one open spot. Literally, that was the first time since I start driving almost a decade ago where I ACTUALLY had to park like that. Every other parallel parking job has been where I can just drive off on the side of the road to park basically as I don't live in that big of a city.
and us poor suckers wont be able to by a used 8 or 9 year old car because wee won't be able to afford to fix-emAll these added features mean: 1) More money, 2) More things to break down and 3) Additional money to have them repaired. Then they cause one to ask himself if they are really needed.
Can you amagin....DOS....In todays world....SHOOWEE!