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      09-01-2011, 01:25 PM   #1
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Do you prefer backing into parking spots?

Yes, you are far less likely to hit someone or something.

Whereas when you back out people/other cars/shopping carts can be flying at you from nearly all sides.
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      09-01-2011, 01:27 PM   #2
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yes, less chance of hitting cement parking stops there by damaging/scraping the front bumper...
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I always back into parking spots and the garage.
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yes, less chance of hitting cement parking stops there by damaging/scraping the front bumper...
Line up the top of the curb, so that it is just visible under your driver-side side-view mirror.

I've never hit the curb in any BMW in the last 10 years with that trick.



On topic, I generally try to park in places where I can drive in and drive out without reverse. (aka pumps spots at a gas station, outfield in a big lot.)
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Yes but in Los Angeles backing in into a parking spaces is illegal on some cities... Like Glendale...

but i always watch out for signs. 98% of the time i back into spaces.
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      09-01-2011, 03:46 PM   #9
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Yes. I have parking sensors so it's a breeze to be accurate.
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      09-01-2011, 03:52 PM   #10
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Line up the top of the curb, so that it is just visible under your driver-side side-view mirror.

I've never hit the curb in any BMW in the last 10 years with that trick
Depends on your height...
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my old apartment complex had a stupid rule about not backing into a parking spot for some unknown reason. i completely ignored it, so they would ticket me. but since tickets were issued by the stupid security/maintenance contractor, they would not stand in court. i got like 60 or those things. lol
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only when i think it'll be a pain to leave. like concert or something where there will be a line to get out. people aren't going to give you the opportunity to back out.
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almost always... sometimes there's a douche behind me who doesn't want to wait for me to pull forward and back in.
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i have rock chips on my front bumper so i park head first cuz the car looks better from behind but lmao but once i have my m3 rep front on you better believe ill back in
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In my offices parking garage, I always back in.
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Always back in, always. It's way more gangster...
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Quote:
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Depends on your height...
Don't know, works perfect for me too. If you're taller you're also further back, should make up for the height difference.

It's all very precise... haha
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Never. Don't have time for that shit and hate waiting for others to take 5 minutes to do it.
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