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Today 05:11 PM
ChalupaJones My driveway is just muddy. I'd be happy scraping a little bit if I weren't getting dirty just by looking at it when it rains.
Today 04:45 PM
egman2005 My driveway is hell. That is nothing lol


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Today 02:29 PM
gold_zx3
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Originally Posted by svt1391 View Post
Pshh..that driveway is nothing. You can still angle in. Buy my miata. You'll be much happier That nb didn't look bad. I prefer the na but that's just me
Lol it must just be the pictures, because literally everyone complains about it. And angling in doesn't really work with that narrow transition you still hit not to mention the dip around the drain.
Today 02:27 PM
gold_zx3
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Originally Posted by Chas View Post
oh, that driveway looks way more normal from that picture, i actually kind of like the wall.

edit: plus, the slope isn't rigid, its pretty rounded, which would mean less likely to scrape, right?
Yeah I think most of the scraping is coming from the banked edges of the transition piece. I think I might just say Eff the city and take a sledge hammer to that ledge myself and knock it down flat.
Today 02:22 PM
svt1391 Pshh..that driveway is nothing. You can still angle in. Buy my miata. You'll be much happier That nb didn't look bad. I prefer the na but that's just me
Today 02:16 PM
Chas oh, that driveway looks way more normal from that picture, i actually kind of like the wall.

edit: plus, the slope isn't rigid, its pretty rounded, which would mean less likely to scrape, right?
Today 02:15 PM
gold_zx3
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Originally Posted by Kazooo View Post
That angle is nothing, the drain in the middle of it sucks though.
Yes that drain is a lot of the problem, dips down about 3 inches below the pavement. Here's a better angle, it's pretty nerve racking backing out into the street with no view of traffic over the hill too especially when people haul ass up/down it.

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if you remove the wall it'll look weird unless you level out the yard, at least between the sidewalk and the driveway. The driveway and transition both seem much smaller than legal size. that transition looks like it's for the sidewalk, not driveway. He probably didn't replace it because that's city side.
Yeah I wonder how hard it will be to get them to make it more livable if it is theirs...

I feel like the driveway will be the hardest sell when I decide to move out so hopefully I can make some changes soon.
Today 01:55 PM
Chas if you remove the wall it'll look weird unless you level out the yard, at least between the sidewalk and the driveway. The driveway and transition both seem much smaller than legal size. that transition looks like it's for the sidewalk, not driveway. He probably didn't replace it because that's city side.
Today 01:54 PM
Kazooo That angle is nothing, the drain in the middle of it sucks though.
Today 01:35 PM
gold_zx3
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Originally Posted by Chas View Post
i mean, it would be a fun car, but you already have a WRX. If you were DDing a gas saver I'd say go for it, but, otherwise I don't see it. just my 2c

edit: you should use that 4k to go towards fixing the driveway ;)
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The driveway will yield a better return than a Miata will.
Quit filling my head with logical, rational, and thought out ideas guys!

Here's a picture of my hellish driveway...the wall on the street side is about 8' tall and the street the google car was taking the photo on is also going downhill to the right so you can imagine my dilemma lol. I wonder does the city own the transition or is that mine? I'm baffled why the previous owner would pour a brand new driveway and leave that narrow shit transition at the bottom...

This summer the plan is (if I ever finish the bathroom) to tear out the smaller wall next to the front yard and grade it up with stepped landscaping bricks or something. Anyone who attempts to back down the driveway has issues if they're not used to it. It's funny how I didn't even think about it when I was looking at the house
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