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Compact Car Flag

See tiny cars when trying to find a space in a crowded parking lot.
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The parking lot is nearly full. You have 5 minutes to get where you are going. There! Halfway down the row! An empty space! But when you pull up to it, there's a super-compact car already there. Grrrrr.

I suggest a rod that extends at the press of a button from the back of the car. Maybe a flag at the end. It would let you know there's a vehicle there when you can't see it from the aisle.

FakeGreenDress, Jul 22 2000


       Yes please.
egnor, Jul 22 2000

       This would be good for compact car owners too. As a former comact car owner, I know how hard it is to find a compact car in a crowded car park when you struggle out of the shop, laden down with shopping. Maybe the IR thingy on your key fob should have another button which makes the flag wave. Then, "Where the hell did I park?" - press the button - "Oh yes, I see my car waving at me".
hippo, Jul 27 2000

       Fancy cars with remote key fobs often include ways to make the car honk, or start the engine, or just make that doo-woop noise when you press a button on the remote.   

       Sadly, compact cars are rarely "fancy".
egnor, Jul 27 2000

       I cannot wait until they make compact cars so small, I'll be able to fit my larger car behind them in the same parking spot, thus teaching the compact car owner a valuable lesson.
Needles, Nov 20 2000

       That valuable lesson being, "don't pull all the way into your parking spot"?
PotatoStew, Nov 20 2000

       Come on folks, the problem isn't compact cars, it's the monstrosities that obscure them. How about a "Hydraulic SUV Compactor" as a solution?
rmutt, Nov 20 2000

       Or a horizontal spinning saw blade that patrols the parking lot and lops off the top of any vehicle taller than an average sized car.
PotatoStew, Nov 21 2000


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