Parking options, what do you use? - Cadillac V-Series - CTS-V, STS-V and XLR-V
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Parking brake and shift into reverse 1 16.67%
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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 03-06-2005, 05:17 PM Thread Starter
 
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Parking options, what do you use?

I was just wondering which parking techniques you use?

The owner’s manual does recommend the parking brake and “leave it in Reverse” method.

On the new Corvette you must shift in to reverse before leaving the car or the battery will run down.

T.M.
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Hrmm, I'm still in the old habit of using the parking break and first gear. I wonder what the car does differently if its sitting in reverse?



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On the new Corvette you must shift in to reverse before leaving the car or the battery will run down.

T.M.
Though I put mine in reverse and the foot break (sucks by the way..I want a hand brake... ) in I would hate if I did not and the battery die that just seems obsurd. ?SP?
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Question - if you put on the parking brake and left the car in reverse, would it do any harm to then start the car while in reverse (clutch engaged, of course?) This way we wouldn't have to be concerned about the difficulty of getting it into reverse as happens sometimes.
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Nik,

Sounds reasonable to me?



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