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By SYF77 on 30 Aug 2011

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Take a minute and examine the above photograph. I believe most readers would make the comment that the bonnet of the green Toyota Camry was sticking out of the parking lot too much.

I was driving up a multi-storey carpark ramp when this particular Camry caught my attention. I was a bit puzzled on why it was parked in such a manner. As I recalled, a BMW 5 series can fit nicely within the confinement of the parking lot. I take a look at the rear of the parking lot and found that it was clear. The car will be able to reverse for a good say 50cm.

Due to the parking position of the Camry, the driver of the Mazda 2 on the right would have to accommodate and make a wider turn. Luckily, being a small hatchback, the Mazda would probably be able to move out of the parking lot without having to reverse and make a second attempt. In addition, the parking lot of the Camry was quite close to the downward ramp. A car coming down from the higher floors would need to be extra careful.

It is a good habit to ensure that one’s vehicle is parked properly to avoid creating inconvenience to the others. Sometimes, we may forget as we are in a rush. I am guilty of it at times. However, do note that poor parking is actually putting your beloved ride at a higher risk of getting damaged.

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I have been a car fanatic since 1989, when my father was changing our family car then to a Toyota Corolla 1.6 GL fitted with a Twin Cam 16 valve engine that was carburetor-fed, a big deal back in those days. The automobile technology and industry fascinates me and I hope to broadcast these interesting developments to everyone out there through this blog.

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Mrlancergtx Aug 31 2011 03:42 PM
What happens when a longer sedan parks next to the Camry...inconsiderate dumb of an driver...
GrandCruiser Aug 31 2011 06:06 PM
wow, new hyundai elantra spotted next to the camry!
Mecontle Aug 31 2011 07:36 PM
toa payoh centre mscp!
Ozzie75 Sep 02 2011 11:07 AM
Absolutely Camry.
Makinen85 Sep 04 2011 09:58 PM
i will be normal if you see 7-series and S class park like that....
Dwee Sep 07 2011 12:45 PM
Sad to see more and more inconsiderate drivers on the road. Even with the privilege of having the reverse sensor , I would normally get out of my car to ensure that I do not caused any inconvenience to the cars park next to me..
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