Make sence also. Tx
Welcome to LotusTalk :wave: Great story!!! I had a similar experience as a valet while at Uni and now own and Elise - I'm sure you'll get your Elise too!!Fastliz,
I valet parked all through college and may be one of the few people who was a responsible valet, but I was known for taking care of peoples cars because I myself was a car fan. I was appalled to hear that a valet wouldn't let you self park. I honestly typically reserved a couple of spaces towards the front of the beach clubhouse parking just for such people who may want to selfpark. The funny thing about it was the fact that the gentleman who had a McLaren SLR had no problem with me parking his SLR when he brought it, but he also knew me as I had been parking his other cars for years. A gentleman who had a Lotus Elise also had no issue with me parking his car, but people would come in with a Mini Cooper S and even cheaper cars and feel like I was going to somehow ruin it. Then again, both the SLR and Elise wouldn't let others park their cars and if I wasn't there, they would drive through and park themselves. I never reved the engine hard, never drove cars hard, I parked the cars and then brought them back...I sprinted to the car to speed up the process. Its sad that people abuse vehicles/property that isn't theirs. I drove all sorts of cars over the years with that job and honestly don't know of many cars that I haven't driven (driven in the sense of parked and brought back), but my eye has always been on that Lotus Elise, which I hope to one day be able to afford one for myself. I'm new here, but I have been reading for a while...vicariously living through actual owners lives
Ah, ha... Funny you should mention that. I tried that today and my first thought was: "Hey, the steering wheel is not in my way. It's so easy to get out on this side!"Passengers get in and out without the steering wheel or the windshield all the time.
For the record, there is no structural support in the window frame. If you pull on the windsheild/frame things will bend - to the point that you can crack the windshield.I read this a lot. Not to hold on to the windshield. I hold on to the steering wheel and do not use all of my weight either. What is one supposed to hold on to?:shrug:
Understood. Most of the time I lay my left hand on the steering wheel; and again it's not to hoist my entire body weight but just to balance myself. If I find myself holding on to the windshield, again it's for balance more than to pull myself up; and I never grab the top but rather where it's anchored to the frame.For the record, there is no structural support in the window frame......