Because big wheels they make the car look good, and good looking cars sell! Not to mention the amount of money they make when tyres need to be replaced, but enthusiasts like us never get our tyres from stealers. /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif
I don't know why,but I'd be more upset if she kerbed the alloys than scraped a bumper....
I've always taken pride in the fact that,in nearly 20 years of company cars,the rims have remained unmarked when they go back.
I wish the threat of kerbing was only restricted to when my wife parks...
Unfortunately it can happen when she drives as well.
Apart from the fact she drives way too close to the edge, (I know exactly how many drains there are between our house and town..) left hand junctions are a bundle of fun too.
She basically turns in far too early,forgetting about the rear wheels.
It scares the bejesus out of me.
I'm going to print your reply to show the wife, she thinks it's my fault that I make an uneasy passenger when she's driving. She's not a bad driver exactly, just ' drives over every drain, turns in too early on left hand junctions forgetting about the rear nearside wheel ' that's what makes me uneasy. /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif
Then show the "little woman" (phrase only to be used whilst wearing full face helmet) how to park without kerbing.
Angle kerbside mirror down and reverse into space - with s/wheel on hard lock, gently nudge the kerb with front tyre, then straighten up. My dear wife now always parks like that, even in her focus - and robert's your mother's brother.
Mind you she still scuffed the bumper on a neighbour's car yesterday (her car - not mine!!!)...