[s-cars] Trip report - Chevy 'Burban
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Fri Nov 9 04:32:44 PST 2007
Hey, try living in Chicago, where 90% of the parking is parallel! Having a
94 Landcruiser, I find it exponentially easier to park a shoebox than an
egg... In fact, having traded 'Res-q' for a fellow listers 95 S6, I'd take the
box anyday. I think the issue is the habit... IME, you park the boxes by
using the side mirrors, not the rear view or turning your head around. I say,
if my wife can do it without the 'parking by braille method' it's possible.
In fact, she appeared to have more problems pulling into a spot in front of my
truck with her v8, which found my TJM bullbar tends to not give much when
swiped by a v8 rear tire arch.
What LeeR has also found, is that having fun with a landcruiser with a
supercharger will kill dynosaurs at an alarming rate. That said, he will soon
find out, it's really no worse than horsing a RS2 S car. And just like an RS2 S
car, keep your foot lighter, the rate of fuel evap is less too.
I really don't think parking a burban or any other box is really the issue.
In fact, here in Chicago, you get a lot of practice threading that parking
needle. The folks that park by braille, are usually driving the small cars,
I've chuckled many times watching these wee-bits trying to fit into a spot
shorter than the car. So much so in my own 'hood, that I installed a recovery
loop into my hitch to protect what's left of the paint on my class III.
These boxes cannot be replaced by an S-car wagon, when it's time to haul
screeming ghouls at halloween, or towing toys or broken q's, or LT1 engines, and
S car parts.... And in my case specifically, many thanks abounded for the
soft touch extraction from Steamboat's snowbanks vs the infamous encounter with
BWDS 'Big Dog' F250 diesel plow truck, which is known to carry an extreme
prejudice to task....
94 Landcruiser Supercharged Res-q
A few type 85's...
In a message dated 11/8/2007 1:56:51 P.M. Central Daylight Time,
pkrasusky at ups.com writes:
Lee rented (and hopefully JNR / jumped / threw into park whilst rolling
/ etc. obligatoriliy):
<<<Date: Thu, 08 Nov 2007 12:24:39 -0500
From: Lee Levitt <lee at levitts.net>
Subject: Re: [s-cars] Trip report - Chevy 'Burban
To: Bruce Mendel <brucem105 at comcast.net>,<s-car-list at audifans.com>
This one *does* have parking sensors. How much do you trust them when
pulling out at an angle? This thing is so big that it really takes a
couple of spotters to get out of tight spots.
I just can't imagine a soccer mom, on the phone, being able to
navigate this thing.
They CAN'T navigate those things, Lee... just go have a looksee at the
lower right corner of just about each and every SUV on the road -
minivans no exception (and sometimes moreso). You'll more often than
not find the tell tale "park by feel" tattoo / crunchmark. Nice.
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