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re Bronco Busting or now I put my foot in it

Jenny Curtis <jenny@physics.spa.umn.edu> wrote, in part:

Lately my crackpot crusade has been against big cars and trucks parking in
compact spots in ramps.  Today I noticed a brand new A6 in a compact spot in
my ramp.  What do you all  think, is an A6 compact?  It is about as long as
a Ford Taurus which I wouldn't consider compact.  It didn't present an
obstacle to see around like most trucks and minivans, but I could see
someone coming around the corner and easily clipping the tail lights--far
too nice a car to leave in such a vulnerable spot.


Well, it depends on your age.  :-)  My Corvair has a 108-inch wheel base,
and was defined as a compact car in its day.  The same-year full-size Chevy
had a 116-inch wheelbase as I recall.  OTOH, my 90q has a 104-inch
wheelbase, and my S6 has a 106-incher.  So maybe they are all compacts.

Kirby A. Smith   New Hampshire USA
1988 90q Titanium gray, 182 kmi
1988 90q Stone gray, 187 kmi 
1988 90q Stone gray, 180 kmi - parts car
1995 S6 Pearl effect, 82 kmi