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not many negative things stopping me taking plunge to buy an ES ... but one of them is the huge front doors, especially given how wide the car is.

on my 24hr test drive, I was to too nervous to put it into a busy car park, but I am worried.. at the office it is just ok in my IS200d

How are you new owners coping parking this car in real-life ...  ?

Any medical injuries when closing the door from the inside?  (felt like a bit of a strain for me, maybe need longer arms!)

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I have had this issue for years due to my predilection for 2 door coupes! ☺️

You just have to plan ahead where you can park or take a chance that someone will not park too close to you. I got caught in the north car park in Chichester once in my DB9 where someone parked a Ka in an impossibly narrow space next to me. I had to get a young lad to squeeze in and roll the car forward for me.

All modern cars are really too wide for old car parks and garages and these should be made wider to acknowledge this. Of course, on street parking usually has no width restriction...

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I park in parent and child spaces.

There. I said it :blush:

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11 hours ago, rich1068 said:

I park in parent and child spaces.

There. I said it :blush:

I thought that responsibility was reserved for BMW drivers?!

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