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Old 11th December 2006, 14:37   #61
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iraghava, i can see a spider smashed in between the car & the wall. i guess you didn't see it, eh? man, park it better next time.

cmon man are you serious ? please give it a break (between the car & the wall, that is). lol. terrific parking skills, though not better than mine. i park it in a way that there is enough space for a spider, cat, dog & a woman.
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Old 11th December 2006, 14:52   #62
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ishan, since this is a quirk, I guess you park this way on a daily basis. Have you never had the car come in contact with the wall even once ?

If the car has never got scratched even once, you are not just quirky, but also have amazing parking skills.
Ishan, will you tell them the secret or will I?......Nah, I may as well.........SB, there is a reason why he has not added a pic of the left side ..........Cos its a series of scratches & dents that's why....just kidding guys (before Ishan tries to modify/shorten some of my anatomical appendages by putting me between the car & the wall)!!!!!

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Old 11th December 2006, 14:54   #63
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@ iraghava That is stupendous and if i was asked to do so would not even dare to push the car into that kinda parking... I wholeheartedly have to say that your parking skills are exemplary ... (guess i'll pick myself one of those cars that are sold for less than 5k .. old ones i.e and try doing something like this)
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Only one hand on the steering at any given time. The other ones either on the handbrake or just loitering around somewhere. This would probably be pretty common...

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1. Car has to idle while cold starting, until the revs settle down.
2. All mirrors have to be set just right.
3. The music volume has to just right - I'm a constant fidgeter.
4. If I feel anything is not right - a slight sound or rattle etc, I pretty much drive myself and everyone else crazy until it's sorted out. Once it turned out to be the girlfriend's floaters squeaking against the passenger door.
5. Obsessively checking the speedo/tacho/trip meter/fuel guage/temp while I'm driving. Just to see if everything is still in its place.
6. Go crazy sometimes trying to figure if I locked the car or no. From seeing this thread, I'm glad I'm not the only one!
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Old 11th December 2006, 20:39   #66
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1. I'm very uncomfortable with the Fuel gauge nearing "EMPTY" or the reserve light coming on. I always tank up ASAP once the reserve light is on.

2. If something goes wrong / breaks i can't drive on like that i just have to get it fixed even if its just a rattle or squeak or whatever.


@ishan's parking skillz : you gotta see him squeez the vtec in between other cars/buses/bikes with 1CM to spare on each side. SCARYY!!!

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Old 13th December 2006, 17:42   #67
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Engaging the handbrake everytime I stop and forgetting to take it off when restarting

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Only one hand on the steering at any given time. The other ones either on the handbrake or just loitering around somewhere. This would probably be pretty common...

Yeah, this has to be the most common one...
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Engaging the handbrake everytime I stop and forgetting to take it off when restarting
My Dad does this too :-)
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Old 13th December 2006, 19:02   #69
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A quote from Criminal Minds : "The question that sometimes drives me hazy: am I or the others crazy?" - Albert Einstein.

Most of the quirks I have have been already mentioned. But I have a few more :

1. I am prone to shift gears a lot (and not ride the clutch doing that) when driving a 4-wheeler. I always have to drive at the correct RPM and the engine sound.

2. I always carry the tool-kit and papers around with me, be it my bike or my Gypsy, no matter how short the drive.

3. This is a particluarly odd one - whichever bike I ride, I gotto know how many k.m.s does it drive before running dry (from the reserve). I have actually tested this on my bikes - Fiero, Bullet, CD100, Wave, etc.

4. Whenever I'm travelling long distance, I make it a point to note down major routes, places, distances and time taken between 'nodes'. Helps a lot. I guess this has to do with me being an Industrial engineer .

5. I never revv my bike unneccessarily at red-lights - it pi$$es me off when other people do this. So pointless and harsh on them machines.

6. I have to drive in a straight line and in a predictable manner, especially on the highways. Sometimes gets on my nerves - seeing other people not doing the same and generally creating a nuisance on the streets.

7. Whichever little town and village I come across on my drives, I have got to know the name of the place. Feels good to know for some strange reason.

8. I always happen to catch spelling mistakes on all boards and signs. Free entertainment. And I wonder how come the sign board painters are such an unprofessional lot.

9. I am not bragging here, but when in remote places, I happen to take note of repair shops, garages and tyre puncture shops on the way. I guess I'm a cautious and a 'fail-safe' kind of person.

There's a lot of others, will post them later.
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"cleanliness is next to godliness"... Car has to be spotlessly clean(interior,exterior and underbody),Rubber mats are covered by newspapers so that the mats are stainfree!!!,Car is inspected twice in a day for scratches,dents etc.Car hibernates during monsoon...
No one overtakes me!!!!except for Two wheelers...really hate when someone lines up on the left hand side....One hand is always on the steering and the other on the gear lever(city driving)....Gear shifts done by only two fingers..don't know when this habit started.
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park parallel in one go! and mostly I am able to do it ;-)

Man, you will get a US Drivers License without any problems for this trait of yours..Most of them lose out on this here..
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I have this habit of constantly checking whether I have disengaged the parking brake when driving. I have tried to overcome this but in vain. Everytime I do it I tell myself 'man you have checked and its fine' but still get to do it..Maybe like few others I need help too !! Reverse Parking, Straightened wheels and hence straightened steering wheel are some other things I pay too much of an attention I must admit
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Being a Virgo, half Parsi (thanks to my Mum), & now closer to middle age than before, I have pretty much the all the quirks listed above.

However, I absolutely HATE stained windscreens & glasses - it bothers me to no end.

Also hate starting out with a dirty car - my staff are paid handsomely to ensure the cars are washed & dried exactly as I want them to be.

Also, before starting out, I start & idle the engine, while I proceed to wipe down (with a soft new duster) my steering wheel (wooden) & gear lever. Then I take out some chamois for my sunglasses & wipe them down too. It generally takes me about 10 min or so to leave my building, & any new security guards are generally driven up the wall (the old ones are used to it), because they open the gates as soon as I start my engine.

Oh yes, & I absolutely hate anything on my dashboard. And dirt. And .....
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Being a Virgo, half Parsi (thanks to my Mum), & now closer to middle age than before, I have pretty much the all the quirks listed above.

However, I absolutely HATE stained windscreens & glasses - it bothers me to no end.
I'm a Virgo too :-)

And ditto about the dirty windscreens. In fact I keep using the wash/wipe thing (spray water on windshield, use wiper) while I drive too. But because I wash the car myself, most of the time I have to live with the way the windscreen is, and make do with the wash/wipe alone (until the next sunday).
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ishan, since this is a quirk, I guess you park this way on a daily basis. Have you never had the car come in contact with the wall even once ?
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Ishan, . I can park almost that good, but not without my LHS ORVM. You have it folded too. Greatest parking I've seen.
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@ishan ,driving more than 200 kms per day and then this,add me to your fanclub please?
Arrey thank you for the compliments guys & yes I park like this everyday!!

SB - Well I would be lying if I said that I never hit the wall but I think hitting 3 times in 5 years of parking ain't too bad a ratio And on all those occasions let's just say I was little "Happy"!!!

HS - Well the reason the mirror is closed is because there is no space to open it!! If I open it & park, it'll collide with the wall & break. The gap between the car & the wall is around 4-5mm.

RI - Thank you but there's no fan club yet

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cmon man are you serious ? please give it a break (between the car & the wall, that is). lol. terrific parking skills, though not better than mine. i park it in a way that there is enough space for a spider, cat, dog & a woman.
Thank you & I'm sure I can't park as well as you do

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(before Ishan tries to modify/shorten some of my anatomical appendages by putting me between the car & the wall)!!!!!
Well thanks for the idea Suman, will try it when we meet next time!!!

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@ iraghava That is stupendous and if i was asked to do so would not even dare to push the car into that kinda parking
Thank you!!! Rest for more stories you guys can contact aZa, Fuelled, Hellspawn etc. Just gave them a nice joyride last month!!

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