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#41 OFFLINE   hybridbear

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Posted 26 August 2015 - 05:20 PM

I just watched someone almost hit a new MKC in the grocery store parking lot. The back up lights on the MKC are so tiny that in daylight you can't see them unless you know what to look for. I would be apprehensive about owning one for that reason.

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#42 OFFLINE   GrySql

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Posted 26 August 2015 - 11:12 PM

In my part of the country it is at your peril that you suppose another car will let you back out of a parking spot without running into you.  I can't tell you how often my rear camera & alarm has helped me avoid cars and pedestrians. The person backing out has no right of way and better be on full alert before exposing his rear end to the crazies around here.  With over 30 million vehicles in CA the odds are not in your favor.

 

I was following a new MKC two days ago in traffic and the tail lights are thin and long, in strong sunlight I too felt they were a little under designed.  But they are attractive!


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#43 OFFLINE   hybridbear

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Posted 27 August 2015 - 07:37 AM

In my part of the country it is at your peril that you suppose another car will let you back out of a parking spot without running into you.  I can't tell you how often my rear camera & alarm has helped me avoid cars and pedestrians. The person backing out has no right of way and better be on full alert before exposing his rear end to the crazies around here.  With over 30 million vehicles in CA the odds are not in your favor.

Do you have the Cross Traffic Alert system on your FFH? It's very helpful in these situations. It will even pick up pedestrians. However, the exact reason you provide is why I prefer to back into parking spaces. I only pull in if absolutely necessary due to traffic when arriving. Although, we usually park so far away that there's no issue with people being inconvenienced if we stop to back into a parking space.


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#44 OFFLINE   machoman1337

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Posted 05 September 2015 - 02:58 AM

Do you have the Cross Traffic Alert system on your FFH? It's very helpful in these situations. It will even pick up pedestrians. However, the exact reason you provide is why I prefer to back into parking spaces. I only pull in if absolutely necessary due to traffic when arriving. Although, we usually park so far away that there's no issue with people being inconvenienced if we stop to back into a parking space.

 

Same here, I back into parking spaces 99% of the time for safety. It's not just to make exiting safer/easier - it also offers some personal safety if you see some shady person approaching you. Faster to get out, and if the car is backed towards a wall, the door acts as a "shield". I don't have CTA but I doubt I'd need it for this reason. Plus, with backup cameras becoming standard on many cars, it's actually easier to do a back-in in the first place! Of course, if the parking space is slanted at an angle that obviously favours front-in parking (more common in the US than in Canada), then I'll pull in... I dislike that style though. Also, fun fact - the total number of moves + time taken when you combine both entry and exit is typically the same whether you go front-in or back-in. Unless you're fighting for a space in a crowded carpark (a situation I try my best to avoid at all costs), there is literally no advantage to going front-in into a perpendicular parking lot. 

 

I've seen only a handful of MKCs in the last few months. From the side they remind me of Audi Q5s and the front end is an improvement over earlier Lincolns. It's a shame they aren't more popular, but then again they wear the Lincoln badge :( I sat in one at an auto show and found it quite comfortable and elegant.


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#45 OFFLINE   B25Nut

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Posted 10 September 2015 - 05:58 PM

"I sat in one at an auto show and found it quite comfortable and elegant"

 

You must not have sat in the rear seats.  My foot got caught while exiting.


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