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A few weekends ago i was out for a hike and stopped to eat lunch at a scenic spot. I watched as a car started from a parking lot down a single lane road traversing a steep hillside, but only went about 15 meters before a wide delivery truck came around the next bend in the opposite direction. The car stopped and hesitated for a while, staring at the truck like a deer caught in headlights, before finally conceding and putting it into reverse. Unfortunately, they must have never tried this before. Despite 4 or 5 attempts, they kept backing up into the scrubby grass on the edge of the road - then pulling forward again into the middle. In the meantime, several other cars had arrived and seen that they had to make room for the reversing car, and for the truck, and had reversed themselves back into the parking lot. It was taking the unable-to-reverse driver so long to move, that these cars were now blocking the access road to the nearby hotel and a small traffic jam developed, along with a small crowd of people who were taking in the spectacle (and laughing quite hysterically at the absurdity of it all, as was I).

The driver just happened to be a blonde woman in a BMW with Aargau plates.
see it every day sadly....
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Old 06.04.2021, 18:44
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Re: U.S. Honda Pilot [car] Move to Zurich

Without reverse parking I could have never got all the toys in a single garage. The Porsche had to be about 2cm from the wall to be able to get the bikes in & out easily.
Both the bikes were sold on EF, the Red one within 1 hour of being advertised to aSwissintheUS.
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Without reverse parking I could have never got all the toys in a single garage. The Porsche had to be about 2cm from the wall to be able to get the bikes in & out easily.
Both the bikes were sold on EF, the Red one within 1 hour of being advertised to aSwissintheUS.
How did you get out of the car?

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How did you get out of the car?

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I took the blue bike out first.
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I took the blue bike out first.
And climb out the passenger door?

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And climb out the passenger door?

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Exactly
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head to head spots are completely impossible to drive in forward without a ton of back and forth! unless you drive a rear steer articulated dump truck. they are basically the same as parallel parking on the street. surely you wouldn't attempt to do that front first? or do you just mount the kerb with abandon? if driving backwards is such a challenge, what do you do when you meet an oncoming car on a single track road? refuse to reverse even if there is a passing space right behind you? i think i've come across your type. especially during holiday periods. we call you 'schone panoramas'....

in any case the trunk/boot in my car is in the front.....
And I've come across your type who we call sanctimonious know-it-alls.

I didn't disparage people who pull in backwards to parking spots, was just wondering why its done. Again, pulling into head-on / head-to-head parking spaces is not all that difficult. Again, at a store you likely need to put your parcels away in the trunk / boot which is in the back of most vehicles.

Having to drive in reverse on a single-lane country road in the situation you described is not at all what I am talking about so a perfectly wrong question and analogy. Especially as I didn't say anything about driving in reverse being a challenge.
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And I've come across your type who we call sanctimonious know-it-alls.

I didn't disparage people who pull in backwards to parking spots, was just wondering why its done. Again, pulling into head-on / head-to-head parking spaces is not all that difficult. Again, at a store you likely need to put your parcels away in the trunk / boot which is in the back of most vehicles.

Having to drive in reverse on a single-lane country road in the situation you described is not at all what I am talking about so a perfectly wrong question and analogy. Especially as I didn't say anything about driving in reverse being a challenge.


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