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Sometimes I pull up to a parking spot next to a sidewalk/median and will open the door without even thinking about scraping the door against the sidewalk/median. Will you be able to open the door of the Elise next to a sidewalk/median? I guess it depends on the size of the sidewalk/median.
 

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nxm150 said:
Sometimes I pull up to a parking spot next to a sidewalk/median and will open the door without even thinking about scraping the door against the sidewalk/median. Will you be able to open the door of the Elise next to a sidewalk/median? I guess it depends on the size of the sidewalk/median.
The doors are higher that virtually all cars due to the very high sills.
 

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Is this a trick question? You'll almost never be parking parallel to a sidewalk or median, as doing so exposes you to damage from parallel parking incidents. Remember, there is no 2.5mph bumper on these cars, just fiberglass waiting to be crushed by a car being parked by braille.
 

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Is this a trick question? You'll almost never be parking parallel to a sidewalk or median, as doing so exposes you to damage from parallel parking incidents. Remember, there is no 2.5mph bumper on these cars, just fiberglass waiting to be crushed by a car being parked by braille.

I'm not referring to parallel parking, just normal parking. I like to park next to a median cause that means no one can park on one side of me.
 

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I've always parked my cars parallel, whereever possible, to avoid door dings. But I guess door dings are better than crushed bumpers!
 

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Shinoo! There's the next Sector111 product offering! Driver deployable door-ding bags! :p

Seriously, if I would love to have something like that. But I'm convinced that some people just don't care and will find a way (anyway) to ding your car. A car cover is my simplest solution. Of course, that still doesn't save your car from the "Park by touch" contingent.

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I'm not referring to parallel parking, just normal parking. I like to park next to a median cause that means no one can park on one side of me.
Ah, I wasn't thinking of those parking-lot curbs on the sides. Smart, very smart!
 

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Parking IN the parking spaces?

No....no....no.... That's crazy, with the size of this gokart and the Americans with disabilities act......

Just take the ramp up on the sidewalk and park!

If you don't like the Elise.............GET OFF THE SIDEWALKS!!!

Save the walk from the "back 40" for the Porsche guys. Or we could get Blue chair parking because we'll all be crippled from the disabling/paralyzing combination of Cornering G's and ingress-egress gymnastics!
 
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