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  • Do you park in gear?

    I do, always leave it in 1st and handbrake on.
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  • #2
    RE: Do you park in gear?

    I do, too. 1st or reverse...depending on the grade and direction of the pavement.
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    • #3
      RE: Do you park in gear?

      I typically park in neutral, unless it is on a steep hill. I have a DIY clutch switch over ride, so I tend to reach in and crank the car before I sit down in the car.
      1995 Triple Black Miata

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      • #4
        RE: Do you park in gear?

        Originally posted by BFH miata
        I have a DIY clutch switch over ride,
        What does that consist of? A paper clip?? :D :D
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        • #5
          RE: Do you park in gear?

          no. i leave it in neutral(obviously, i ruled out everything with no) and leave the parking brake on. and i hate it when i let someone else drive my car and then they leave it in gear.

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          • #6
            RE: Do you park in gear?

            Always always always leave the car in gear with the emergency brake on and the wheel cranked over a bit. If I leave the car in neutral, I feel like something's wrong. Of course I also always put up the top and roll up the windows when I leave the car. The other convertible owners at work laugh at me for keeping my top up, windows up, and doors locked, but hey, I value my stuff and I don't want it stolen.
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            • #7
              RE: Do you park in gear?

              Originally posted by redrumracer
              no. i leave it in neutral(obviously, i ruled out everything with no) and leave the parking brake on. and i hate it when i let someone else drive my car and then they leave it in gear.
              why do you hate it?

              I differ in the locking up and roof up to you Kevin. I don't keep anything valuable in the car and have the trunk release disabled so if I do I just throw it in there. I figure they can have a peak around rather than cut the roof!

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              • #8
                RE: Do you park in gear?

                Originally posted by JDM88
                Originally posted by redrumracer
                no. i leave it in neutral(obviously, i ruled out everything with no) and leave the parking brake on. and i hate it when i let someone else drive my car and then they leave it in gear.
                why do you hate it?

                I differ in the locking up and roof up to you Kevin. I don't keep anything valuable in the car and have the trunk release disabled so if I do I just throw it in there. I figure they can have a peak around rather than cut the roof!
                because im so use to it not being in gear and when i start it up i automatically let the clutch out, w/o checking the gear normally.

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                • #9
                  RE: Do you park in gear?

                  How come you didn't learn to leave it in gear? I've always been taught to do it as a precautionary measure in case the handbrake gets knocked off or disabled somehow.

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                  • #10
                    RE: Do you park in gear?

                    I always leave mine in 1st.
                    Before I got in the habit I would hate when someone would drive it and leave it in gear just because I wasn't used to it. But now it's just automatic to me!
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                    • #11
                      RE: Do you park in gear?

                      only when parking on a hill, i usually grab a parking spot at work next to a curb so i just turn into that so sometimes i dont even do it then

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                      • #12
                        RE: Do you park in gear?

                        in gear depending on the grade 1st or reverse. on the locking thing Id rather they take anything from the inside rather than cut my top.
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                        • #13
                          RE: Do you park in gear?

                          Depending on the incline and which way the car is facing, 1st or reverse with the e-brake on.

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                          • #14
                            RE: Do you park in gear?

                            Originally posted by metalman
                            What does that consist of? A paper clip?? :D :D
                            Actually it is a nice piece of wire with spade connectors on each end. I don't half *** everything that I do DIY...
                            1995 Triple Black Miata

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                            • #15
                              RE: Do you park in gear?

                              I leave mine in first gear with the handbrake on too. Feels sorta wrong if I get in and find it isn't in gear.

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