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Looks like he parked in the wrong direction??

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That's some funny (& very ingenious) Shit. Of course if that was my CL they would have been in for a shocking surprise.[;)]
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I thought a CL had to be toe on a flat bed?

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I thought a CL had to be toe on a flat bed?
…that’s what I was wondering – a bump or dip in the road may be a problem…
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Welcome to New York City!
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Welcome to New York City!
No thanks! [:0]

I’ll stay here in the land of strip malls and shopping centers with nice big parking lots.

(I haven’t parallel parked in years…)
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What the hell are those things in the rear wheel?
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yeah if that was my cl.... i mean c230...
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Why did they have to turn the car around before towing it? Could they just tow it from the position of first picture [?] Using the front wheels/tires as pivots could damage the car.
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Why did they have to turn the car around before towing it? Could they just tow it from the position of first picture [?] Using the front wheels/tires as pivots could damage the car.
Any vehicle with an automatic transmission should not be towed with the drive wheels on the ground spinning with the engine off. This can/will fry the trans. That is why when you see a vehicle on a hook, it is usually being towed from the rear end because the rear wheels are the drive wheels.

Some vehicles, like the Jeep Grand Cherokee, can be towed with the drive wheels on the ground because you can put the transfer case in neutral, thereby stopping the drive shaft and transmission from spinning.

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