Canberra Centre carpark not for big cars?

MrM 28 April 2007 114

Did any of the architects of the carpark in the new part of the Canberra Centre actually think about the space that might be needed to drive a car into and out of it?

I used the new carpark today instead of the usual older carpark – which is bad enough – and found that on the way in, I had basically no space either side of the car in the entry lanes. The 90 degree left hand turn just before the ticket machine was almost impossible – my heart was in my mouth worrying about whether or not I was going to scratch one of my wheels, but in the end I got away with just scuffing one of my tyres on the left hand side gutter. (Gutters which aren’t really necessary other than to deliniate the lanes, by the way…)

Now, you may wonder what sort of gargantuan behemoth I drive that I had trouble with – well, it’s not some sort of massive German luxo-barge or big Yank Tank from the 1960s, it’s a current model Holden Commodore. In other words, Australia’s best selling car last year. I’m hardly going to be Robinson Crusoe with this problem, then.

Amusingly, some of the parking spaces near the mall entrance are designated ‘Small Car Only’. Any chance of putting a sign up at the carpark entrance saying the same thing?

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114 Responses to Canberra Centre carpark not for big cars?
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shauno shauno 4:35 am 05 May 07

Lol interesting so he’s got a Yaris a Corolla and an Aurion did I mention that Toyota were sponsor’s of mine. haha

Pandy Pandy 8:30 pm 04 May 07

Terry, there is but one rule at Aussie Car Company:

“No pooftas!”

Piss-off back to Foreign Affairs ya fairy.

(Apologies to M.P.)

Vic Bitterman Vic Bitterman 8:21 pm 04 May 07

LOL terry, you are quite proud to be a mincing fag aren’t you!

Good luck with that and your lifestyle choice!

Remember – there’s no cure for AIDS yet!!!

Ralph Ralph 9:43 pm 03 May 07

Spake the elite.

terry_wrist terry_wrist 8:48 pm 03 May 07

Hey, as you guys have pointed out. I hang out with the, let me see if I get it all based on your comments:

“a crowd of eurotrash euro tin driving latte sipping queer hairdressing public servent facists”

Does that sum it up?

And you all hang out in your group of:

“pretty perfect commodore driving car humping beer swilling drunkard tradies”

Sound right?

I’d rather hang out with my crowd than your “car loving” crowd. Oh and guess what, I just got promoted to the SES two months ago. I get a car, Toyota Aurion as part of the deal! Suck Shit you commodore driving patsy communist conformist mother f_______!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Special G Special G 10:12 am 03 May 07

Just need a brown nose and be able to say yes many times while nodding.

Snahons_scv6_berlina Snahons_scv6_berlina 10:07 am 03 May 07

but for one to get to SES, doesn’t one have to have a very insular view – a result from being in the PS for many many years…

shauno shauno 9:38 am 03 May 07

Its a worry when he has such a narrow minded arrogant view. Its smacks of very little life experience in general outside of his own insular view of the world.

Special G Special G 8:27 am 03 May 07

Thought I’d throw in a third post, it seems to be a trend lately.

The guy humping his car – Hate to cop the exhaust burns.

VYBerlinaV8 now_with_added grunt VYBerlinaV8 now_with_added grunt 8:26 am 03 May 07

And this person is apparently a Senior Exec in government. Makes you wonder.

Special G Special G 8:26 am 03 May 07

I have driven VE Commodores before, not noticeably bigger that the Forrester. I have also driven Landcruisers, vans and trucks. Bigger than Commodores. The carpark is wide enough.

Ralph Ralph 8:21 am 03 May 07

Three comment nutter.


Special G Special G 8:19 am 03 May 07

I still had more room than I knew what to do with and could weave back and forth.

My comment stands. Learn how to drive.

johnboy johnboy 11:20 pm 02 May 07

Three comment nutter.

terry_wrist terry_wrist 11:17 pm 02 May 07

Oh, one more thing to clear up.

The guy in the picture “on” the car is MrM!!!

terry_wrist terry_wrist 11:15 pm 02 May 07

Just to make sure it’s clear, the guy who calls himself the car lover is the guy in the article, not the co worker showing us the article.

He was showing us the article because he owns the same model sports car that’s in the picture with the tubby half naked british guy on it with no pants.

Damm, I remember when Zoo Weekly used to be a respectable publication:)

terry_wrist terry_wrist 11:07 pm 02 May 07

MrM, um, some guy at work was showing people an article in Zoo Weekly about a British guy who humps cars. He called him self a “car lover”. If as you described a Car Enthusiast is some one who “loves cars” then keep your hands and god knows what off my car you creep. Yuck, eeewwww….. creeps!

el el 10:47 pm 02 May 07

Vic: Don’t worry, all’s forgiven – and I’m *still* laughing at this:

Why don’t you go piss off to poofville, where you and your fellow black skivvy wearers can drive your shitty little euro crap where nothing but roses and jonquils come out the exhaust.

If conjures up a certain type of imagery 😀

Special G – It’s not exactly a big car, either.

The track (width between centre points of the tyres) of the VE Series Commodore is VERY wide, even when compared with the previous model commodores. That’s why they can be a bitch to navigate around extremely narrow spaces – like in crappily laid out carparks such as the one at the Canberra Centre.

MrM MrM 8:32 pm 02 May 07

A VE Commodore is quite a bit bigger than a Subaru Forester. A Forester is actaully a pretty small car in the overall scheme of things, I wouldn’t expect a Forester to have any trouble at all in that carpark.

Vic Bitterman Vic Bitterman 8:31 pm 02 May 07

My apologies to you el. You are, of course, a person of class and I enjoy reading your posts 🙂

Now our new chum terry on the other hand…. LOL!!!!

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