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10-11-2012 08:19 PM
John W I'm glad I found this thread. I'm almost 2 months and 2,000 miles into my new Focus and often times I still cannot park it between two lines to my satisfaction. It's embarrassing and annoying, but now I know I'm not the only one, lol.
10-09-2012 11:16 AM
TiPilot Do you guys with cameras have all the parking guides / lines enabled?

I don't have any issues getting the car perfectly centered between the lines when backing into a space when I use the lines on screen to guide me.

And parallel parking, well yeah... just hit the magic "park thyself" button!
10-09-2012 10:51 AM
TboneZX3
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Originally Posted by Sprint View Post
As stated earlier, it's the angle of the window sill - if you use it as an alignment guide, you'll park like a ding bat - point the line of the window sill to about 1 o'clock in relation to the car and you'll be better.
That must be it. I don't have trouble parking straight, but I don't use the window sill as a guideline.
10-09-2012 10:18 AM
Sprint As stated earlier, it's the angle of the window sill - if you use it as an alignment guide, you'll park like a ding bat - point the line of the window sill to about 1 o'clock in relation to the car and you'll be better.
10-08-2012 11:54 PM
CajunR I let the Force flow through me as I pulled into a spot at school tonight. I just knew I had it in there perfect. Got out and checked... Back tire was exactly the length of my shoe off the line. Front tire? Shoe + 3 inches.

Rat farts!
10-08-2012 08:51 PM
VOLDAR I use the parking system and it is always perfect.
I do agree with the fact that the backup camera is slighty off and I had some troubles at first to readjust this, but never had a problem to enter a parking spot since then.
10-08-2012 07:39 PM
Rememo
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The first time I read this thread, I was like "Psh... these amateurs can't park..." Then I parked sideways in front of my garage door yesterday (I have an alley) and I got out and was like. What the...? Am I drunk?
I stopped at a Walgreens that I've been to many times before, and when my wife and I got out of the Focus, she said "learn how to park!", so I looked back at the car and thought "WTF?!", the car was over one line and slightly crooked. Never happened in the Ranger. I've noticed it a few other times since the Walgreens incident. Pulling in straight between to lines, isn't an issue but making a 90 degree turn into a parking spot will make me think now.
10-08-2012 07:21 PM
sprcoop I thought it was just me. But only going forward. Rarely get it perfect and am typically very consciences of my parking to be considerate. I tend to get it perfect every time backing in.

I hate it when they don't make the parking lines parallel. Then you just can't win.
10-08-2012 07:19 PM
dyn085
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The first time I read this thread, I was like "Psh... these amateurs can't park..." Then I parked sideways in front of my garage door yesterday (I have an alley) and I got out and was like. What the...? Am I drunk?
I hate finding out I'm drunk after the fact...

Seriously though, the absolute only way I can back this car (rear-view cam, mind you) is to angle the mirror down to the wheel and ensure it maintains the same distance from the line the entire time I back it.

No watching for traffic, no watching for people, no watching for little baskets full of adorable kittens that I could possibly love and be allergic to my whole life. Me, the tire, and the line-that's it until maneuver complete...

Sent from my stupid phone.
10-08-2012 05:04 PM
PratoN The first time I read this thread, I was like "Psh... these amateurs can't park..." Then I parked sideways in front of my garage door yesterday (I have an alley) and I got out and was like. What the...? Am I drunk?
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