Here's a top tip for you and everyone else with that problem: Switch on the headlights, then you can tell from the reflection on the other car, how far you are away from it.I took me ages to get used to how short the front of my car is, and I find I would pull into a parking space thinking I was in as far as I could, go only to discover I had like a metre of room still in front.
I used to do that all the time on my old Civic but for some reason it was never as helpful with the Passat. I guess the lights are just aimed differently. I knew I was pulled into the parking deck correctly when the spots from the headlights just separated. Anyway, it is a really cool idea. Definitely worth a try.
The New Beetle has daytime running lights, they are on all the time. It doesn't help much (especially at the back).
Every other honda and toyota sedan will do this around here and it makes me reaaaally hate both companies.Oh, and seeing this is the 'Stupid Driver Thread' after all. To stay on topic, I'd better mention that my journey home on Thursday afternoon consisted of me being stuck behind one of the those 'hit the brakes hard for no real reason' people. The first time he (an older gentleman BTW - not surprised) did it, I didn't expect it and I nearly rear-ended his Getz. So annoying!
I have actually tried this before, It helped somewhat but because the stupid thing is round and has the stupid license plate thing on the middle of the bumper is like a foot in front of where the headlights are
There's some convoluted construction near where I live, and EVERY TIME there's a minivan stopped in the middle of the road trying to figure out what that big sign with the arrow is saying. Then they drive at 10kmph, braking at every pylon.Oh, and seeing this is the 'Stupid Driver Thread' after all. To stay on topic, I'd better mention that my journey home on Thursday afternoon consisted of me being stuck behind one of the those 'hit the brakes hard for no real reason' people. The first time he (an older gentleman BTW - not surprised) did it, I didn't expect it and I nearly rear-ended his Getz. So annoying!
I usually have the opposite problem, but I blame it on my Ford. With my earlier Honda's I used to be pretty much perfect at parallel parking, but with the Ford I seem to go too far into the parking space -> my right side wheels usually end up on the sidewalk.My achilles heel when parallel parking is that I end up too far from the kerb, so not to scratch the alloys.
Hey!! I got blue lights too Though they are not HID/Xenons so they are not really bright enough to bother people, not that I need any lights driving around the city you can turn the lights off and not notice it.I already stated my hate for people with blue (as in, not the nice lights that come on new BMWs nowadays, but frickin' blue) ugly aftermarket BLUE headlights (among other things) in the Off-Topic "Things That Annoy You" thread...so here's another chapter in the esteemed volumes of ninjacoco's "you're an idiot who can't modify your headlights in a tasteful manner, much less drive the stupid pile of crap you call a car" adventures in Wacoland.
So, when I was out tonight, I got stuck behind some moron in a suburban (with hideous blue headlamps!) at a stoplight. The light turned green, and I waited...and waited...and keep in mind, said suburban was going erratically all over the road before it stopped for the light like its owner was plastered. So, I honked after a good minute of waiting there as a polite wake-up call to get the heck off the road before he passes out.
The truck moves, and then I passed it as I got onto the access road. After another light, I merged onto the freeway to go home, thinking all is well.
NO. The inebriated Blue Light Special decides to catch up with me and then tailgate me with its brights on. I mean, who cares? "Congrats! You're tailgating a boring stock beige 4-banger Altima with a slushbox that hates accelerating past ~45 mph." It's like winning an argument with a slow kid: not too much of an accomplishment.
I have already concluded that people who put blue lights on their vehicles are too stupid to realize they don't give out the same amount of light as proper high-intensity lights (or whatever they're called). Tonight, I've realized that they're too stupid to even exist.
Another poster on another thread wished all the chavs to the middle of Africa. That's too nice, as I think Africa could be fun. Stick the blue light special-ed types into the vacuum of space, please. And don't--under any circumstances--let them follow the people who wake them up after they're passed out at a red light. Sheesh. Creepy!
I love the look of Audi's blue lights, though.Hey!! I got blue lights too Though they are not HID/Xenons so they are not really bright enough to bother people, not that I need any lights driving around the city you can turn the lights off and not notice it.
Then again I'm a cock since I drive an Audi
I didn't believe this kind of thing existed until I saw a car with them. She's not talking about blue-tinged light. She's talking about blue-as-in-this, and bright enough to easily be confused for the MD State Police's trademark "YOU DON'T HAVE MIRRORS IF YOU CAN IGNORE FLASHING LIGHTS THIS BRIGHT" lights.I love the look of Audi's blue lights, though.
There's a few around here that look...darker blue. Actually blue. As in, "holy crap, is there a cop behind me?" blue. I don't get it, I don't like it, but then again, they seem to get installed on a lot of random trucks in the 'hood.