Driveways: Front in or Reverse?

Driveways: Front in or Reverse?

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Cold

9,131 posts

45 months

Sunday 28th June
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Drive in. Dip clutch, full lock, pull up handbrake. Drive out.

Both me and my cousin do this.

Ninja59

2,345 posts

67 months

Sunday 28th June
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Reverse in usually, garage always reverse in (I cannot get out the car otherwise)

Where is the option of parallel with the house as I sometimes do this to give the car some extra shade!

The previous owners pretty much gutted the front garden and gave us a decently large drive thank god.

Schmed

1,657 posts

27 months

Sunday 28th June
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Long gravel driveway with plenty of room to turn around near the house so front in, front out, why anyone would choose to reverse out into a busy road I don’t know... smile

Earthdweller

5,104 posts

81 months

Sunday 28th June
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I drive in and drive out but living in a rather exposed area on a ridge I’ll park the car depending on which way the wind is blowing if it’s howling a gale

hungry_hog

1,157 posts

143 months

Sunday 28th June
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Schmed said:
Long gravel driveway with plenty of room to turn around near the house so front in, front out, why anyone would choose to reverse out into a busy road I don’t know... smile
those first three words are so PH smile

Chris32345

899 posts

17 months

Sunday 28th June
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If you live on a main road you don't have a choice in the matter



I normally reverse in as I can get the car straighter and leave more gap at the side

donkmeister

2,472 posts

55 months

Monday 29th June
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Cold said:
Drive in. Dip clutch, full lock, pull up handbrake. Drive out.

Both me and my cousin do this.
Bo, is that you?

Magnum 475

1,400 posts

87 months

Monday 29th June
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We live on a blind corner, our courtyard entrance is on the inside of the bend, with a mirror opposite. Reverse in always, so you can come out forward using the mirror on the other side of the road to see if it's clear. Assuming any vehicles coming up are driving at the speed limit, they appear in the mirror about 4 seconds before they cross the entrance. No way to do you want to try to reverse out.

TimmyMallett

660 posts

67 months

Monday 29th June
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We have to drive front in, unless it's late at night as reversing on would entail reversing into oncoming traffic on a busy road, on a blind corner and the front would swing into an oncoming filter lane. I need 3 pairs of eyes.

treeroy

538 posts

40 months

Monday 29th June
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Front bumper usually scrapes the road if I exit out forwards, so I usually park front in.

Court_S

2,602 posts

132 months

Monday 29th June
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I reverse on, because it’s easier getting off the drive driving forwards.

Pan Pan Pan

6,320 posts

66 months

Monday 29th June
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When returning home in the estate car I signal and wait for the traffic to pass, before pulling alongside the kerb, and reversing in from there. (it is a busy road)
Every now and then, a kind hearted soul flashes to let me get onto my drive, and rather than confuse them by then pulling alongside the kerb in order to reverse in, I tend to just drive in, after which I can then do a multi point turn on the drive, so that I can drive out front forwards onto the road.
When I say a multi point turn, think Mike Myers, Austin Powers doing a multi point turn in the electric buggy, on an access tunnel in the secret bunker!.
So I generally prefer it, if people don't flash to let me get onto my property, and would rather wait until the traffic has gone by, before reversing in.

alpha channel

1,178 posts

117 months

Monday 29th June
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I could just pull on and reverse off without issue, a quiet, spacious cul-de-sac with great visibility but I reverse on.

A number of reasons, drivers door closer to the main entrance i.e. spend less time in the rain/snow, there's a bit of a step as well and reversing on means I can see it in the door mirror... the last thing I want is to ding the car on it and, as the OP mentioned, for some reason it just looks tidier.

so called

7,604 posts

164 months

Monday 29th June
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Depends which car for me.
Wifes car is always drive in, turn on drive and drive out regardless of who's driving.
EV reversed in if it needs a charge otherwise drive in, reverse out.
TVR I normally reverse in because of low clearances.

toon10

4,764 posts

112 months

Monday 29th June
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11110111 said:
Me - reverse in
The wife - front in
This.

Mr Tidy

11,376 posts

82 months

Tuesday 30th June
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I always reverse in because that way the morning sun shines on the front screen so when it's cold I don't need the scraper!

unsprung

4,581 posts

79 months

Tuesday 30th June
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biggrin


PS: not my home



Dog Star

11,389 posts

123 months

Tuesday 30th June
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My car is big (E class estate) and lives in the garage and uses the right hand (as you look from the outside) door, so it’s a reverse in so I can get out with a fully opened door.

OHs little SLK lives under an enormous carport - it goes in forwards even though there’s plenty of drive space to turn it round. Reversing in, like mowing the lawn, has never been done.

Glassman

Original Poster:

20,856 posts

170 months

Tuesday 30th June
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unsprung said:
biggrin


PS: not my home
Winner. thumbup

kdri155

551 posts

106 months

Tuesday 30th June
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A few years ago we lived on a busy main road, I used to drive in when busy then nip out to turn the car around later in the evening.