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Too close for comfort

By SYF77 on 01 Nov 2011

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Some of the readers may recall that I blogged about a Toyota Camry which was parked in such a way that the bonnet was sticking out of its designated parking lot by a fair bit. Recently, I saw a BMW 5 series which was the complete opposite of the Camry – It was parked within a palm’s width from the wall of the carpark.

Well, we can say that the driver is quite considerate by ensuring that his car is parked all the way in. However, that may put his precious ride at a little risk. If he does not bring his car to a complete halt in time, the bumper would have hit the wall. Or, if he has pressed the boot release button intentionally or unintentionally, the bottom of the boot might have a good chance of scrapping the wall, leaving behind unsightly scratch marks. Such damage might be too minor to call for a costly paint job but makes you upset whenever the scratch marks appear before your eyes.

After driving a car for some time, most of us should be familiar with the sensitivity of the reverse sensor and make the correct judgment on how much to reverse. It is not worth to push our luck too far.

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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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Dwee Nov 01 2011 11:13 AM
This is what I call a considerate driver . I always did that too.. But base on this photo , it seems to me that the issue lies on the carpark lot. The maroon car next to it was also very near to the wall. I already saw quite a number of inconsistent sizes of the carpart lots..
Everything has been increasing , but service and product quality has decreased . .
Ilmw Nov 01 2011 02:17 PM
Wheel stoppers. The two little "kerbs" per lot that stop your wheels. I park against that when available. New HDB car parks have them now.
Darthrevan Nov 01 2011 05:02 PM
cars are getting longer and wider..but the carpark lots are not keeping up
Ghostrider Nov 01 2011 05:33 PM
5 Series is quite long...I used to drive a E34...first couple of time I park, I will use my wing mirror and the parking lot marking as a guide...you would be surprise if I park until my car nose is in the lot....how freaking close I am to the wall. Some idiot can't park to save their live....I have a Jag at my place who park nose in...but his car is forever at an angle and part of the backside is out of the lot....then there are those who reverse park with half the car sticking outta the lot...I near bang into one Sunny the other day after turning off the ramp...secretly...I was hopping that someone would bang the stupid car.
Expertz Nov 01 2011 07:24 PM
i will never park my car this way even if my car's front is sticking out of the lot but i'll be sure not to park near the carpark ramps so that it won't cause too much of an obstruction
The_Bear Nov 01 2011 09:56 PM
Makes me wonder if the people who draw carparks in HDB all drives QQ
Dwee Nov 02 2011 11:22 AM
Hahahaha.... Or maybe they don't drive at all . . . Base on 20 years ago the blueprint given to them . . . .
Ghostrider Nov 02 2011 08:13 PM
You try CPF buliding carpark.....lots behind the lift say for Small cars only...I park my Impreza in also no problem...damn...hate to see what they call BIG CARS lor....
Ghostrider Nov 02 2011 08:13 PM
You try CPF buliding carpark.....lots behind the lift say for Small cars only...I park my Impreza in also no problem...damn...hate to see what they call BIG CARS lor....
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