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Old 09-21-2012, 08:11 PM   #1
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Could one of you park a little better?

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Old 09-21-2012, 08:17 PM   #2
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I'll tell you what. In my world, I could park like that and some moron in a beat up car would still park right next to me.
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Old 09-21-2012, 11:37 PM   #3
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I'll tell you what. In my world, I could park like that and some moron in a beat up car would still park right next to me.
That's the story of my life too!
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Maybe it's a manual and the driver forget to set the parking brake?
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Old 09-22-2012, 06:37 AM   #5
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Maybe it's a manual and the driver forget to set the parking brake?
If this was true, I would have been so tempted to push it to the other end of the parking lot and waited till the owner came out and tried to find there car.
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Maybe it's a manual and the driver forget to set the parking brake?
Who parks their manual car in neutral, though? That's a horribly bad idea.
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Old 09-22-2012, 08:49 AM   #7
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Who parks their manual car in neutral, though? That's a horribly bad idea.
I know of people who did and only relied on the hand brake, but I haven't really seen or heard from them since college/ university. My old manual had the hand brake cables broken off at the drum or some place along there so I always left it in first gear, well usually, once when I was first learning I left it in third accidentally on a slight slope, but because the wheels were pointed towards the curb it didn't get very far. That only ever happened once, but even that would be more than enough to remind myself never to leave the car in any gear other than first or reverse as those have the most torque multiplication and the greatest resistance to rolling without power applied to the car. Even with the dct my routine when parking now is to stop the car, foot on the brake, put it into park and pull the hand brake before releasing the service brake pedal and shutting the car off. The car complains its not in park if you reverse the steps and pull the hand brake with your foot on the brake (at zero miles per hour) before putting the weight on the parking pawl/ gear.
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Hmmm... Which gender is more likely to be shopping at Designer Shoe Warehouse?

Mind you I'm not being sexist or anything like that...
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Agree the most probable cause is a manual transmission left in neutral and no parking brake.
I can roll my car easily if the surface is level, just a little push and it moves..
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Hmmm... Which gender is more likely to be shopping at Designer Shoe Warehouse?

Mind you I'm not being sexist or anything like that...
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