Re: The classic/fave car thread
Reply #19 –
Nothing wrong with a small car especially a Corolla, ultra reliable and always with good resale value.
Couldn't agree more on the large SUV people movers either and the dual cab ute obsession.
Half the owners can't drive them especially the big SUV's and you can forget backing them in to tight spots...takes some about ten attempts.
Turning wide is another gripe, they turn into the oncoming lane in carparks so others have to learn to stop short of the corner to allow them turning room. I just naturally do it now and assume they will make the turn wide. Our new Neighbors have a new lost in space chariot and cannot back down the driveway from their hotel like home and have managed to damage the new vehicle as well as destroy part of their garden and create some new borders.
I'm old fashioned and when I park on slopes or hills I always have the wheels angled into the curb slightly so if the car rolled, handbrake failed etc the car won't run down the road and damage other cars or hit someone.
I hardly ever see anyone else park that way I was taught, a lot of people now can't jack a car up safely and change a wheel. Same with jump starting a car safely too, just no idea half the folk these days.
Yeah, but they know how to boot it with their right foot…