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Old 11th September 2005, 13:09   #16
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..like imagine your girl calls you and abuses you and gives you 5 minutes to pick her up...
Dont reverse park... just dump the chick.
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Old 11th September 2005, 17:13   #17
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I love reversing the car .....so i mostly reverse and park..

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Old 5th April 2006, 11:54   #18
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Hi,

Can anyone tell me what is the harm to use 1 gear while parking ? I heard this in radio mirchi when toyota person told to not use 1 gear. He said to use 3-4 gear for that.

I mean if i am parking car at slope then i should use R gear. But if i am parking at plain level then i need to use parking brake for safety. But applying brake is not sufficient in case of incline and i need to put it in 1st gear.

So, 1 gear is OK or i must use 3-4 gear only.
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1 gear while parking ?

He said to use 3-4 gear for that.
The general rule is 1st gear if the car is facing the top of a slope, reverse if it is facing the bottom of the slope. (Though it doesnt really make much of a difference)

However, DONT ever park in 3rd-4th etc on a slope!!! the car will be able to roll / be pushed very easily.

Handbrake + 1st/reverse. Thats the correct way.

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Thanks for prompt reply. I wonder why Toyota Manager made this wrong statement on radio mirchi. I will follow your advise.
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Old 5th April 2006, 12:41   #21
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......its easier to back into a spot than to go nose in first. Thats because the front wheels are what steer. This way you can fit in smaller spaces than you would be able to had you gone nose first.
very well written.

this is the only reason due to which drivers (with some experience!) gets to park their cars in really tight spots. and while coming out of that spot, it is always easier to see in front than seeing at your back !
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I generally like to park my car by reversing into a parking for the following reasons ( could be psychological as well):

a) Saves times and is more convenient when you are leaving
b) looks good
c) Safer because you can look at traffic you are merging with
d) convenient - since in morning there is lot of space and parking in reverse is easier and as the day passes, more and more cars pile up in the parking.

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Till I read this thread, the only reason I was aware of for parking in reverse is the fuel saving involved - reversing on a cold engine consumes more fuel than when engine is hot (read this many years ago on a PCRA pamphlet).
Now, I stand enlightened with many other benefits due to following this practice.
More fuel saving tips available on their website at http://www.pcra.org/English/domestic/drivingHabits.htm
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well, if you want to get technical, the reverse gear i the only one without a syncro
@Rtech : As you said in your post #7, What is meant by this syncro ? Can you please elaborate on this or point me to some knowledgable source ?

PS : I'm a novice in car stuffs.
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