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post #11 of 15 (permalink) Old 12-02-2006, 11:45 PM
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OH man. I hate when this happens. I use iespeller and very often it picks totally different word, that I meant.
My first own car was Fiat 126. Don't let the picture mislead you. The car was 3 m (9') long and as I recall not much over 3' wide. The best part was heater control placed between legs of rear seat passenger.
No matter how crappy it sounds, it was easy to push and it was MINE..

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Originally Posted by Corkscrew
Easy....leave the shift in neutral.
Do you lock the car doors? What if surface isn't level--couldn't your car roll off and maybe into another car or cement post? If the steering wheel is locked, which I assume it is, it could be pushed into someone or something causing damage couldn't it?

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Yea, people would have to be careful and make sure to stop the car. Pretty funny actaully.
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Yeah.... I remember soon after getting my CLK earlier this year, I parked a little too far from the right spot in the local supermaket car park. Now outside the car, and totally forgetting about the MB footbrake, I put the shift into Neutral and manually shoved the car forward a yard or so towards a brick wall.

When it came to stopping the car, I suddenly realised that I was unable to reach the parking brake.

I did manage to halt it, but I will not do that stunt again!
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Ever try pushing a 6000 lb suv by yourself? In addition, most garages in SF are multi storied and sloped. Moving a car there means you don't move it back or at all . And...ever try to stop a large moving vehicle without the engine on? Pretty tough. I do agree it is a good idea to be able to move cars foward and backwards in order to make more parking available. But, it often only benefits the garage owner on maximizing occupantcy. It is often practiced in large underground garages. The only difference is the attendant has the key and is the one moving the vehicle...not always the best case senario either.
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