I notice most drivers still struggle with these basic manoeuvres so which car is the best to do these in the autocar public eye ?
A herse - plenty of glass for all round vision (assuming no rear passenger of course).
Mercedes SL55 AMG. I kid you not.
You know, I do believe that is a 'pec'...
Agreed. Hoping to take ownership of mine soon
I can take the car back to as little as a few CM off the bumper of the car behind which makes small spaces that much easier to get into.
...but much worse for the car behind if he wishes to go out!
Any car is, it's just if you have the time you'd find a drive in space, my pet pieve is in large carparks and there's a drive through chance, why do some people never do it?, do they like to reverse out or something?, is driving out forwards just too boring?.
I find my works Vauxhall Combo van surprisingly easy to reverse park, probably more so than most cars I've had. It has no rear or side windows, but the large mirrors and square back make it easy to place.
I've had experience of cars with parking sensors only, and a rear camera only. I prefer the sensors option, as it meant I was still looking behind etc, but had the assistance of the audibles. With the camera only I felt I was concentrating on the dashboard screen too much, but thats probably just me! The Ford/Kia solution, with the camera image in the rear view mirror might be better.
Definitely not one driven by a woman.........meow
In general yes, but then again, my girlfriend can parallel park 7.5 ton lorries and big SUVs pulling horseboxes.
Old Ford Ka wasn't as easy as it's size diminutive would suggest as its curvy shape made it considerably wider at its base than in was at window level. Older style flat backed estates are very easy to park unlike the newer "fastback" models. Slabby 4x4s are surprisingly easy to park as although they can be huge it's very easy to see and judge all their extremities.
.Wish my brother had one on his disco. Many moons ago my wife parked her Micra behind his on our Mum's drive. My brother jumped into his Disco and just about reversed over the top of the Micra then blamed my wife for parking so close behind him.
The MX5 Forums are full of stories of big SUVs reversing up their bonnets in car parks along with pictures of the damage. A common line is how, in spite of the sports cars being parked legally in a marked space, the first reaction of the harrassed school run mum driving the 4x4 is that it is the fault of the Mazda drivers for parking so close to such big cars and really they should have known better.