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View Poll Results: Where do you park?
I park in the first available space 10 27.78%
I park way out where there are plenty of spaces 16 44.44%
I will knock an old lady down to get a space close 1 2.78%
It doesn't matter because I use two spaces 3 8.33%
I don't drive...... 6 16.67%
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Old 06-12-2009, 01:10 PM   #16
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Is the Mini sold in the US? It's made by BMW.
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Old 06-12-2009, 01:11 PM   #17
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Is the Mini sold in the US? It's made by BMW.
Yup. My neighbor has a cream one with a black roof.
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the first time I rode in a mini was in Germany on the Autobahn. I KNEW I was going to die!
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Old 06-12-2009, 01:20 PM   #19
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Holy cats! A Mini at 0.3c! That would be a nitemare!
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Old 06-12-2009, 01:21 PM   #20
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one of the first cars I drove was a mini - also the only time i had a blow-out at 70....
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the first time I rode in a mini was in Germany on the Autobahn. I KNEW I was going to die!
Do you mean the driver was going too fast, or what?
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one of the first cars I drove was a mini - also the only time i had a blow-out at 70....
Presumably that was an "old" mini, wasn't it, Geoff? I had several of those - I'm amazed you managed to reach 70. Going down a very steep hill? .

The new BMW-built mini's are completely different cars. I'm on my 3rd one now, and I love them.
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Do you mean the driver was going too fast, or what?
oh we were doing the speed limit! there's jusst something very unsettling going 100 miles an hour in a roller skate next to the big rigs!
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Presumably that was an "old" mini, wasn't it, Geoff? I had several of those - I'm amazed you managed to reach 70. Going down a very steep hill? .

The new BMW-built mini's are completely different cars. I'm on my 3rd one now, and I love them.
lets remember - long gear stick (2-3foot in length) .... headlight beam dip switch just behind the clutch pedal ....

yep around 1973 and it was at least 5 years old then - but it went like a bomb ---- must have done else my mum wouldn't have had it !!!!!
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oh we were doing the speed limit! there's jusst something very unsettling going 100 miles an hour in a roller skate next to the big rigs!
I see what you mean, yes .
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It usually involves a two by four and a lot of screaming.
You should try monts' shovel. It has immediate effects, I hear.

I park far away, I back in. I like to have a quick escape. I hate crowds and the stress people have to offer. I prefer otters.
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Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr! Healthy people who part in the "handicapped" spaces REALLY annoy me. I just park wherever there's room. I have a small car, so it's rarely a problem.
I saw someone take a 'handicapped' space in a supermarket car park; then leap out of the car and dash in the store.

My blood was boiling.
But then I remembered it was 04:00 a.m. and we were the only two cars there.

Before I got to the entrance, he emerged with his paper and drove off.
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I saw someone take a 'handicapped' space in a supermarket car park; then leap out of the car and dash in the store.

My blood was boiling.
But then I remembered it was 04:00 a.m. and we were the only two cars there.

Before I got to the entrance, he emerged with his paper and drove off.
I think that there are two potential answers to the 'handicapped' spaces problem, it just takes a bit of lateral thinking;

1) Rename them 'Handicapped and Ignorant W***er Parking Only' spaces. Either that'll shame people into not parking there or, at the very least, it would mean that only people qualified to be there would park there 100% of the time.

2) Put them as far away from the entrance of the shop as possible. That way, the ignorant w***ers won' want to park there and they'll be free for the people who need them.
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I park where I think my car fits. And I always think my car is much bigger than it is....

Sometimes I park close to the door (especially when it's wet), and sometimes I don't mind to park in a empty part of the lot. At work, I tend to park in the shade.
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