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Old 10-10-2020, 11:06 PM   #41
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I have a 1-car garage that I park one of our cars during the winter months. I have a small piece of carpet scrap on the wall so I can open the door without scratching. OP: Carpet scrap is good because it takes up little room and does the job well.
Excellent idea.
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Old 10-11-2020, 12:36 AM   #42
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I guess I cheated. My house has an oversized 2-3 car detached garage, and I park nothing but my Venza in there so I have lots of space.
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Where we recently moved we have a house with a small one car garage and a tiny driveway. Meanwhile we have 2 SUVís. One stays outside in the driveway. Itís right coming and going but we deal with it. We are in the Northeast so we need the SUVís, though I suppose we could give one up for a small compact car.

But they are both paid for so we deal with it.

If I were you Iíd try to swap a parking space with someone else if possible and if that doesnít work get another car. Last choice is to deal with it.
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Old 10-13-2020, 05:17 PM   #44
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three steps I'd try before ever considering a different car:

Find the neighbor who owns the SUV and become their new best friend. Talk to them about your concerns (framed as "that one of us might ding the other")

Talk to building managers about another space assignment

Park in guest/other spots and consider the time walking worth the peace of mind
Couple others. Wrap column in carpet and late one night move the line marking where the car next to you parks
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I faced that same parking problem when I bought a condo in Florida, bought it blind - a friend went and looked at it. Couldn't park a Ram truck in it the spot we got. We wound up buying another condo and made sure that we had good parking. Got a double garage with the new one you could park a semi truck in. Live and learn...I would simply move in your shoes.
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Would your SOís car fit in this spot better?

Or between you and the SUV, one of you backs in so both driverís doors are adjacent and you both park as close as possible to the passenger side, leaving you both with the widest possible space for driver access.

just my two cents
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Old 10-14-2020, 04:26 AM   #47
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I saw a neighbor knock off their mirror while backing into their 2 car garage. The mirror didn't fold that way.

Myself I have to crawl over the passenger seat to get into my vehicle, as 2 in our garage take up all the space. My Van is wider than my old car by a bit.

When I park in the garage I line up the marker with a spot on the dash and drive in slowly, leaves about 4 inches between the vehicles.
Been doing it for over 5 years !!

Our garage is small too, so we reverse one car in and drive the other in. That way both drivers can open up their doors. Passengers are let out of the car before it is parked in garage.
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Talk about a city problem, I can park my two big SUV's, my boat and my off road ATV in my garage and my other vehicle on the circle drive and still have room for at least four friend's cars to park on the driveway. That's not counting unlimited parking on the street. You can't imagine how absurd this problem sounds to someone in rural America. One more thing to add to my gratitude list.
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Talk about a city problem, I can park my two big SUV's, my boat and my off road ATV in my garage and my other vehicle on the circle drive and still have room for at least four friend's cars to park on the driveway. That's not counting unlimited parking on the street. You can't imagine how absurd this problem sounds to someone in rural America. One more thing to add to my gratitude list.
You realize if all the people in the city move to your rural America, it wouldn't be rural anymore
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Talk about a city problem, I can park my two big SUV's, my boat and my off road ATV in my garage and my other vehicle on the circle drive and still have room for at least four friend's cars to park on the driveway. That's not counting unlimited parking on the street. You can't imagine how absurd this problem sounds to someone in rural America. One more thing to add to my gratitude list.
And I can walk to w*rk, and to many restaurants and grocery stores! I am grateful for these things.
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Talk about a city problem, I can park my two big SUV's, my boat and my off road ATV in my garage and my other vehicle on the circle drive and still have room for at least four friend's cars to park on the driveway. That's not counting unlimited parking on the street. You can't imagine how absurd this problem sounds to someone in rural America. One more thing to add to my gratitude list.
LOL. I could reverse that and say, wow, you have to get in your car to pick up some light groceries or to stop at the drug store? What, you need two cars because you are trapped at home if the spouse is out somewhere in the other car? Sounds absurd to me.
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I don't have two cars, I have three cars. But I see your point. Mine was how different perspectives can be just because of where you live. I'm glad city folk like their lifestyles. And I'm glad I like mine. But it's weird how some city problems and rural ones are so different.
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This may sound like a silly option, but worth a try...

Talk to the person with the big SUV...tell them your dilemma. Ask them if they often have another person with them when they drive. If not, perhaps you can arrange parking such that their passenger door is on the same side as your passenger door...and therefore you can park really close on that one side...giving you more room on the other side.

If this works and they are nice about it, buy them a $25 gift card to a restaurant for their help.
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