I won't kid around about this being interesting to get right. In the first pic, it didn't work, clearly there is no room under the lift short of a 60's racing Lotus. I posted the pic as a clearer view of the lift with a car on it. We moved the lift back some more and turned the Alpine around, with the door programmed to stop one panel short (a bit over a foot) of fully open it works. As stated, there are compromises, my cars can be driven in and out however, anyone taller than my lofty 5'7" have to duck to clear it, but it still works. The reprogram of the opener is all that had to be modified.
I have neighbors within a couple lots of my place that even walk past the garage with the doors open and had no idea there was a car above my Focus.