E90Post
 


Bimmer Retrofit
 
BMW 3-Series (E90 E92) Forum > BIMMERPOST Universal Forums > General Automotive (non-BMW) Talk + Photos/Videos > Why do YOU park reverse?



Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      04-27-2009, 06:56 AM   #1
backtoreality15
Captain
 
backtoreality15's Avatar
 
Drives: 2011 135i
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Bay Area, CA

Posts: 752
iTrader: (0)

Why do YOU park reverse?

I always wondered what personal reasons had for backing up into a parking spot rather than going in forward. What's yours? Some of the reasons I can think of, and do it myself is:

-Easier to maneuver backwards
-Keep the sun on the tints & away from seat fronts
-Easier to get out & not hit someone

I noticed that higher-end cars do this more...

Crap, mod can you move this to the General Automotive board? Heh.
__________________
2011 Le Mans Blue 135i
M-Sport | Manual | iDrive | Terracotta | HK Audio

Last edited by backtoreality15; 04-27-2009 at 06:15 PM.
backtoreality15 is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      04-27-2009, 07:24 AM   #2
montreal red
chris
 
montreal red's Avatar
 
Drives: White Boat
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Toronto

Posts: 12,123
iTrader: (31)

Send a message via MSN to montreal red
well i park backwards cos the front end of our cars are usually much lower than the rear end so you dont risk scraping your front end against the curb if you back up instead of pull forward into the lot.

also its much easier to get out when you back in... no risk of t-boning someone cos you didnt see them going by behind you.
__________________

Current: 2013 F10 M5 & 2013 GLK350
997.1 GT3RS (gone)
2009 WRX STI (gone)
e92 M3 (gone)
montreal red is offline   Canada
0
Reply With Quote
      04-27-2009, 07:26 AM   #3
UWE90
Enlisted Member
 
Drives: Titanium Silver E90 330i 6MT
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Arcadia, CA

Posts: 46
iTrader: (1)

Send a message via AIM to UWE90 Send a message via MSN to UWE90
same reason as above, especially the fact that it's easier to maneuever because it's super useful in parking lots with super narrow space
UWE90 is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      04-27-2009, 07:26 AM   #4
BMW-NC
Selling drugs to BMW addicts
 
BMW-NC's Avatar
 
Drives: 135i e82 6MT N55
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Baumholder / Hanau

Posts: 468
iTrader: (1)

car looks better from the front....
No emarrising backing out while you think people are laughing about your expensive car paired with poor driving skills...

But I think it is what it is: easier
__________________
---
Quality US Spec Used Cars for Military Members stationed in Europe. Specialized in BMWs and MINIs up to 10k miles.
BMW-NC is offline   Germany
0
Reply With Quote
      04-27-2009, 09:16 AM   #5
AlienDNA
Captain Romance
 
AlienDNA's Avatar
 
Drives: LMB 135i, '01 Miata
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Margaritaville

Posts: 275
iTrader: (0)

Just in case I need to make a quick getaway.
__________________
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
"Elvis Presley: Too good to die, too fat to live."
-NRTJ
AlienDNA is offline   Canada
0
Reply With Quote
      04-27-2009, 09:20 AM   #6
Citizen Z
Alpine Master
 
Citizen Z's Avatar
 
Drives: '08 135i AW Sport
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Kansas

Posts: 1,310
iTrader: (1)

My main reason is bumpers are cheaper/easier to replace than the front. I've already had two people hit and run my rear bumper by pulling too far forward in end to end style parking lots. They just left mild scuffing but it seriously pissed me off though I was glad it wasn't the front but its not enough to call in an insurance claim on.
__________________
Alpine White with Taupe Leather 135i, Sports Package, Heated Seats, Comfort Access, iPod Adapter

Fastness: http://www.1addicts.com/forums/showthread.php?t=252727
Citizen Z is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      04-27-2009, 12:10 PM   #7
94JZA80
Captain
 
Drives: 1994 BPU Supra
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Sarasota, FL

Posts: 647
iTrader: (1)

Quote:
Originally Posted by montreal red View Post
well i park backwards cos the front end of our cars are usually much lower than the rear end so you dont risk scraping your front end against the curb if you back up instead of pull forward into the lot.

also its much easier to get out when you back in... no risk of t-boning someone cos you didnt see them going by behind you.
same here...i'm slammed front and rear, and yet i can still back up over the curb and everything clears (including my exhaust)...

...and it is SO much easier pulling out forward than having to reverse it out of your spot whenever you leave somewhere.





although i have to admit, it really just boils down to which ever end of the car i want to flaunt on any given day . i'd say i park in reverse about 50% of the time, as the rear of my car doesn't get any more or any less attention than the front...which is usually a bad thing when it comes to crowded parking lots - if there's a 1000-car parking lot with 500 cars filling up the front half, i'm the guy who parks on an end spot in the very last row as far away as possible from anyone else lol...so i only like to flaunt it from a distance.
__________________
.
94JZA80 is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      04-27-2009, 02:08 PM   #8
just4kickz
boku no namae ha...
 
Drives: 2006 BS 330i
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: S. Bay Area, CA + Newark, NJ + ChiCity + True Blue

Posts: 11,038
iTrader: (11)

Garage List
2006 E90 330i  [0.00]
i do it when its convenient. if its a tight fit, i won't do a reverse park just because i don't trust my backwards driving in tight spaces.

i don't know... sometimes i'm bored.
__________________
looking for a PreLCI Black Sapphire e90 front bumper without license plate holes

"Akimbo shotguns. Broken wrists anyone? And don't give me that 'it's just a game' bull****. Where the **** are my akimbo interventions then?! One scope on each eye mother****er!!"
just4kickz is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      04-27-2009, 04:12 PM   #9
E90SLAM
Supreme Allied Commander
 
E90SLAM's Avatar
 
Drives: A BBS WHORE
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: .

Posts: 61,048
iTrader: (6)

Garage List
2006 330i  [4.67]
its just easier for me....
__________________
E90SLAM is offline   Hong Kong
0
Reply With Quote
      04-27-2009, 04:26 PM   #10
xtac
Alpine White Knight
 
xtac's Avatar
 
Drives: AW 335i M sport
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Long Island

Posts: 682
iTrader: (2)

I don't think it has anything to do with it other than looking cool
xtac is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      04-27-2009, 04:44 PM   #11
Cloud9blue
Major
 
Cloud9blue's Avatar
 
Drives: avoiding the potholes
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Chicago, IL

Posts: 1,284
iTrader: (11)

no chance of grinding on the curb since back has much higher ground clearance.
__________________
09 E92 335i AT: Monaco Blue / Saddle Brown / Grey Poplar
JB4 / AE Exhaust / VRSF Downpipe / Intercooler
BMW PS / M3 Arms & Front Sway / Subframe Bushings / Camber Plates / LSD / EBC Yellow / Hankook RS3 V2 / Apex PS-7
07 BMW R1200S: Shine Yellow / Akrapovic Slip-on / Ohlins
Cloud9blue is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      04-27-2009, 04:45 PM   #12
ragingclue
One cam is enough
 
ragingclue's Avatar
 
Drives: VF
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: mulletville

Posts: 6,774
iTrader: (1)

Quote:
Originally Posted by xtac View Post
I don't think it has anything to do with it other than looking cool
Antecedents? "It" has nothing to do with "it", eh? Actually, "it" is "it" so "it" has everything to do with "it."

I'd much rather back in if I'm not sure if I'll clear the curbstop. I just know I'd have one of those brainless moments where I pull up too far.
ragingclue is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      04-27-2009, 04:47 PM   #13
1013mm
aka 1013MM
 
1013mm's Avatar
 
Drives: pokingly flush
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Los Angeles / HK

Posts: 9,446
iTrader: (7)

Garage List
2009 135i  [4.13]
Send a message via AIM to 1013mm Send a message via MSN to 1013mm Send a message via Skype™ to 1013mm
Quote:
Originally Posted by montreal red View Post
well i park backwards cos the front end of our cars are usually much lower than the rear end so you dont risk scraping your front end against the curb if you back up instead of pull forward into the lot.

also its much easier to get out when you back in... no risk of t-boning someone cos you didnt see them going by behind you.
great reason now I finally know why people do this...
__________________
1013mm is offline   Hong Kong
0
Reply With Quote
      04-27-2009, 04:56 PM   #14
hanmaas
Lieutenant
 
hanmaas's Avatar
 
Drives: 335i
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Europe

Posts: 577
iTrader: (0)

1. Taking every chance to use PDC.
2. People will take it to be a 320i or other smaller engine and not mess with it.
3. No risk of hitting the curb with the front end.
__________________
hanmaas is offline   Germany
0
Reply With Quote
      04-27-2009, 06:04 PM   #15
Spec 1
Faster in the Corners
 
Spec 1's Avatar
 
Drives: '91 E30, '05 ZX6-R, '06 300C
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Portland, OR

Posts: 1,068
iTrader: (0)

My front end is too low to park forwards, so I park reverse. The butt can clear a park-stop where the front can barely clear a sideways soda can. Added bonus that it shows off the front of the car, but primarily reason #1.
__________________
'91 M42 E30 - All sorts of goodies.
Spec 1 is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      04-27-2009, 08:25 PM   #16
e92man
Lieutenant Colonel
 
e92man's Avatar
 
Drives: modded e92 335i coupe
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: north florida

Posts: 1,720
iTrader: (0)

Garage List
bad expieriences with the front end
__________________
e92 335i jet black, coral red, aluminum, sport, step, paddles, heated seats, pdc, bmw aluminum pedals, oem aero kit front lip, 19' miro type 366 hamann race edition reps, H&R sport springs, 15% tints, vorsteiner rear deck spoiler, custom front pdc

"The only cars that should be yellow are taxi cabs and school busses."
e92man is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      04-27-2009, 08:41 PM   #17
VTECaddict
Where'd my VTEC go?
 
VTECaddict's Avatar
 
Drives: 06 330i 6MT
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Las Vegas, NV

Posts: 4,619
iTrader: (4)

front end clearance is the biggest reason. i usually don't back in unless theres a parking bump or island/curb.
__________________
AW/Terra | ZSP | ZPP | ZCW | iDrive | CA
Mods: BC BR | OEM Blacklines | M-tech rear | custom dual exhaust | M3 steering wheel | BMW SSK | ZHP shift knob | BMW Performance rep spoiler
Varrstoen ES1 19x9.5+20 Front, 19x11+25 rear
VTECaddict is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:27 PM.




e90post
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
1Addicts.com, BIMMERPOST.com, E90Post.com, F30Post.com, M3Post.com, ZPost.com, 5Post.com, 6Post.com, 7Post.com, XBimmers.com logo and trademark are properties of BIMMERPOST