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View Poll Results: Back in or pull in forward when parking?
Back it in 41 66.13%
Always forward 13 20.97%
I can't drive 8 12.90%
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      03-05-2020, 11:11 PM   #1
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Do you back your car in to park or pull in forward?

Wondering how many of you back it in vs pulling in forward.

There will always be times like unloading golf clubs or something where you'll have to pull in forward to access the trunk, but aside from that...majority of the time...do you pull in forward or back in?
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      03-05-2020, 11:16 PM   #2
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Back in so I reduce the risk of breaking another lip. Haha
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In the garage ? Or public parking ?
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      03-06-2020, 12:36 AM   #4
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I... I can't comfortably pull forward in any car that basically isn't a Smart car
It really makes me nervous so I just back in
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I do both

It's a small car, I like it parked in the middle of the stall so it gives a little room if another car needs to make a 3 point turn near my spot and enough room the other end isn't close to the wall

With my trucks I 99% back it in with the hitch almost touching the wall
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      03-06-2020, 05:57 AM   #6
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Back in, always.
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I thought I was a good person but the way I react when people drive slowly in the left lane would suggest otherwise
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Backing in is safer, because it is safer to pull forward into traffic that to back into it. I always back in
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      03-06-2020, 07:01 AM   #8
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I picked "I can't drive" because for me it depends on the parking lot. Many of the lots I park in seem to have really strange parking setups, so if it's easier for me to exit the lot by backing in vs. pulling into a space I will (diagonal spaces, one way lanes, etc). Also depends on how many cars are behind me. I'm not going to be that asshole that makes a whole line of cars wait so I can back into a spot.
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      03-06-2020, 07:03 AM   #9
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I back it in most times, it just seems like I know my surroundings better when I first pull in, so there is less question about what other cars are moving/coming.
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Always back my car in. Always pull my fiances car in forward.
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I always back in at home/work. The rest of the time is probably 50/50 depending on where I am and what's most convenient.
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always back in for reasons others have stated: to avoid chin spoiler worries and for better visibility upon exit.
at home always nose first so exhaust faces outward on cold start because noise and fume accumulation.
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I picked "I can't drive" because for me it depends on the parking lot. Many of the lots I park in seem to have really strange parking setups, so if it's easier for me to exit the lot by backing in vs. pulling into a space I will (diagonal spaces, one way lanes, etc). Also depends on how many cars are behind me. I'm not going to be that asshole that makes a whole line of cars wait so I can back into a spot.
If you backing in will hold up a line of cars, I can't drive was the correct response.

It's all in the approach.
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If you backing in will hold up a line of cars, I can't drive was the correct response.

It's all in the approach.
Shots fired!
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I'm sorry, I just had to. You opened the door, I just walked in.
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Always back in because it's easier to maneuver the car that way.
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Both, situation dependent...
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I typically try to back in for the reasons mentioned about lower body work. Also, with my backup cam and tilt down mirror function on my 1 series, I can get close to the edge away from the next spot since I park in end spots 99.9% of the time.

In addition, to being easier to pull out when you're leaving as you have better visibility, those that have spent time overseas working in various capacities will know backing in is safer from a tactical egress stand point. If you've spent a lot of time either TDY or PCS, old habits die hard.
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50/50, so i can take equal turns staring at the a$$ then the front when walking away
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back it up baby!

always back it in if I can. safer when you want to leave.
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I picked "I can't drive" because for me it depends on the parking lot. Many of the lots I park in seem to have really strange parking setups, so if it's easier for me to exit the lot by backing in vs. pulling into a space I will (diagonal spaces, one way lanes, etc). Also depends on how many cars are behind me. I'm not going to be that asshole that makes a whole line of cars wait so I can back into a spot.
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If you backing in will hold up a line of cars, I can't drive was the correct response.

It's all in the approach.
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