All I know is the tC has some pretty bad blindspots. Or so I hear.
Hmm... go real slow and definitely use the side mirrors when you are trying to park close to the curb without scratching it. Aim the mirrors down so you can see the curb. Thats what I do now... at least until I get used to the car...Originally posted by Andfx8@Aug 12 2004, 11:23 PM
I always end up parking too far away from the curb, and I've already scratched my mom's Jaguar's rims (which she still doesn't know about) when I tried to park at a normal distance from the curb.
P.S.- Thankfully, the scratches on my mom's rims are pretty unconspicious.
Yeah, parking my old car was a no-brainer after 7 years of driving....I probably even could have parallel parked with a blindfold on (well, with cones as the test subjects, of course). Hehe.Originally posted by imasaf@Aug 13 2004, 02:16 AM
Well at least I can say I'm a girl... and not feel so bad about it. I guess I miss my old car cause after 6 years of driving it around... i got really used to its parameters...
You laugh, but I have the hardest time parking this car if I try to back in...My girlfriend and I both have 2-door coupes, and I park on the left side, so I have to back in or else (1) I don't have enough room to get out, and (2) the cars are really close together in the middle.Originally posted by phammerz@Aug 12 2004, 10:11 PM
I'm glad I'm not the only one, like for some reason with the tC i cant even approach the curb , like im either 2 inches too far or like right next to the curb..., its depressing, it makes me feel soo much less of a man not being able to park next to a curb, any other guys can't park? hahahaaha
I agree about the front pillars... both of them block my view to some extent. The left one blocks my view of the turn signal at the intersection... I usually have to duck or move my head to the side to see the light. The right one blocks my view of the go and stop signal at the on ramp to the freeway...Originally posted by LoopyLady_1@Aug 13 2004, 06:18 AM
The left side FRONT pillar is a bit annoying too....I noticed that when I was driving on the Parkway last weekend (very curvy, mountainous roads). It's not bad under "normal" driving conditions, but when I was taking hard left turns I couldn't see where I was turning b/c the thing blocked my view. I sorta' had to tilt my neck a bit to see a bit in front of me.
It's nothing REALLY terrible....will just take a bit longer to adjust to I guess...
Originally posted by whosthatrussian@Aug 13 2004, 01:38 PM
When i took a test drive with the tC, and was backing into the dealer spot, the sales guy had to say like "ok, a little further now...cut the wheel to the left a little....a little more......good, perfect!". I felt like a friggin 16 year old in driver's ed.