Car Modded With An Easy-Out Of Parallel Parking Spot Third Wheel

March 1, 2018

This is a video of a Ford Mondeo in Santa Catarina, Brazil that was modified with a lowerable fifth wheel in the rear so it can easily pivot its way in and out of parallel parking spots. If you're not familiar with the concept (which has actually existed in several different forms since the 1950's), I included another video of a car with a similar device viewed from a much better angle that makes it crystal clear what's going on. Now if only I'd had a car equipped with this during the parallel parking portion of my driving test, maybe I wouldn't have failed three times. "You hit every single cone." Whatever, that should have only been like a couple point deduction. "And backed over the test administrator." I think that was the real kicker.

Keep going for the videos.

Thanks to Alan Amigo, who agrees you ain't shit until you can drift into a parallel parking spot above 30MPH.

  • Kaizer Chief

    I have a special device on my car that also helps me with parallel parking - it's called "three mirrors and a steering wheel".

  • Bling Nye

    I thought you were going to say "testicles".

  • TheQiwiMan

    Hey look! Now women can park almost as well as men!

  • GeneralDisorder

    PFFT! No they can't!

  • MustacheHam

    It's pretty interesting and the first I've learned about this 5th wheel. I do wonder why it's not much of a conversation topic.

  • GeneralDisorder

    Well... no car comes with one. And most people just learn how to park.

    There's parking assist for a handful of newer and/or flashier cars.

  • im1dermike

    It's not about learning how to park. Some spots are too small to park into without sideways assistance.

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