It really bothers me that I have great trouble parallel parking the Cooper Convertible. My dad is a great parallel parker (as most drivers in the UK have to be or they would never be able to park anywhere), and I have a memory that I wasn’t so bad myself back in the day. In fact I’m pretty sure I did fine with my ’02 MCS. But more than half the time with the cabriolet it is a disaster, and I can’t stand it.
Last night there was a space opposite my apartment but I could tell I was going to have trouble. Sure enough, after a couple of tries I said ‘sod it’ and parked about a block away. As if my own embarrassment wasn’t enough when I came back down there was a Ford Explorer in the space. I maybe need to find some time and work out strategies for dealing with the poor visibility otherwise MINI are going to come and take their car away from me.