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The easiest city car to park
Car: Toyota IQ
Stats: 2,985mm long, parking sensors £362 option
The Toyota IQ is a masterpiece of packaging: less than three metres long yet capable of squeezing four people in (although it's far comfier for three...). You don't really need parking sensors but, to make it even more foolproof to park, they're a £362 option.
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Other vehicles in this category must include the Nissan Micra, the Toyota Aygo, the Peugeot 106, and a Kia, a Chevrolet, and a Mercedes whose model names I forget, to name but a few.
Parking sensors should not be relied upon as I doubt whether they can detect pedal cycles, motor cycles, or pedestrians, especially small children. And as IN FOCUS below suggests, you shouldn't need them anyway.
I quite agree Mark. My dad taught me to drive and he had been a driving instructor in the army. I wasn't just allowed to get behind the wheel and set off. I had to know how to change a tyre, what to look for under the bonnet, how to stop by using the gears should my brakes fail going downhill, and also, although not much use in today's cars, how to change gear by double declutching should my synchromesh fail. Then, before I took my test, I had a couple of lessons with a Police driving instructor who also taught me several useful techniques which are not strictly recommended.
Parallel parking was all part of the process but there are cars today that will even do that for you! Whilst gadgets & gizmos to assist in cars are all very well, what do you do if they pack in and you haven't learnt to drive without them. Whilst driving you are in charge of a lethal weapon - you should be able to do it without all the fancy bits.
is my imagination...because when i look at the photo it looks like the driver is having
trouble parking a small car in a fairly big space..
Made famous by The Prisoner, where Patrick McGoohan famously dodged and cheated all parking measures thrown at him.
What a load of rubbish. There is nothing (apart from an opening sequence drive around London) in the Prisoner to do with cars and absolutely no evidence of dodging or cheating parking measures.
Also - it was a Lotus 7 not a caterham Cars copy of the Super 7.
the simple reason SOME men - definitely not all! - are good at parking is because they ave the experienc eof sticking things in tight places.
It is interesting to observe hetorsexual males are better able to estimate a gap and reverse nicely in while homosexual men just barge their way into any available hole.
What a load of fuss about parking a little car, i worked in the garages of one of our biggest newspaper groups, space was in short supply, no good saying there`s not enough room, if you couldn`t park a car properly you looked for another job,no good whining.. For years i ran Volvo`s,for their size, easy to park.
(PS, what`s a sensor?)
Nobody has a legal right to park on the highway. the entire width of the road is for moving traffic only. You are allowed to park at the discretion of the police. Which just shows how deeply flawed the concept of "motoring for the masses" is. On many side roads there is no room for two way traffic, and emergency services would have great difficulty attending an emergency.
There are too many cars. We have the shameful spectacle of millions of ablebodied people behaving like they are disabled. After all a car is basically just a wheelchair with an engine. I know some people need a car, but most don`t.
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