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Not sure if its me getting older or me getting fatter but finding it increasingly difficult getting in and out. I certainly can’t remember the Esprits being this tight. 

Each time I get in - open drivers door, reach in, put key in ignition and turn. Put drivers window down. Now I can squeeze my small frame in. And then repeat but harder to exit car. At least the Evora has frameless windows. I’m not sure if it would be doable in an Esprit anymore. So who else sticks carpet on the garage wall then?

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Only way I could see that work is motorized pads that shift the car all the way to one side (with about an inch clearance and then shift it back to center once in.

Or do like I did when searching for a house :   "find me a 2 car garage with some sort of house attached"     😜

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17 minutes ago, comem47 said:

 

Or do like I did when searching for a house :   "find me a 2 car garage with some sort of house attached"     😜

This is two car garage unfortunately with a damn supporting wall between the two garages. 👎

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4 minutes ago, Spinney said:

Can you not fit a steel beam then knock the wall down?

Most likely yes. It’s definitely an option. 

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I'd definitely be going down that route if I were you. Oh and yes, I have carpet on my garage wall too, albeit I can pretty much open the door wide without it touching. It's only there in case I park a bit too near the wall.:)

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Many years ago I had a garage just like the OPs picture, and I had an Excel at the time. I cured the problem of not being able to get out by making a kind of recess which looked like a fireplace, by removing a section of the inner block wall and putting a lintel above it, so the drivers door would open into the recess.

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On 01/02/2019 at 00:13, mayevora said:

Not sure if its me getting older or me getting fatter but finding it increasingly difficult getting in and out. I certainly can’t remember the Esprits being this tight. 

Each time I get in - open drivers door, reach in, put key in ignition and turn. Put drivers window down. Now I can squeeze my small frame in. And then repeat but harder to exit car. At least the Evora has frameless windows. I’m not sure if it would be doable in an Esprit anymore. So who else sticks carpet on the garage wall then?

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Are you sure you are parked in a garage? :shock: 

What about a rail system that goes along the ground. Has a rolling frame on it that you pull the car up onto outside the garage where you exit with all the finesse of a swan.

Once out, you push a button on the controller and the car on its platform slowly trundle into the garage. All in the middle, no wall carpetting etc. Alsways far enough in to never get caught by any closing doors etc.

Press another button to get the vehicle out again.

Maybe I have just though up an idea to sell. How can I patent that real quick?

All we know is that when they stop making this, we will be properly, properly sad.Jeremy Clarkson on the Esprit.

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Or you could just drive the car in just far enough to still be able to open the doors and push it the last few meters. That's something I do when the Workshop is crowded and I need to squeeze one more car in. Only works on a nice level surface off course, easy with a Lotus, bit harder with a Range Rover (but good exercise). Do put a block of wood or similar in front of the wheels, and possibly one behind as well so the car can't roll. 

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On 31/01/2019 at 21:51, mayevora said:

This is two car garage unfortunately with a damn supporting wall between the two garages. 👎

Surely the sensible thing to do is to reverse in so the door opens in the centre!

That is the most fcuked up totally useless double garage design I have ever seen. Whomever designed it and the built it should be shot for crimes against motor vehicles.

This is kinda what you want!

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I agree. Mine isn't finished yet. The walls will have studs added, insulation boards fitted and then either taped &seamed plasterboard or 12/18mm plywood sheets on top, all painted.  

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1 hour ago, Andyww said:

The garage is the most important room in the house so why leave it bare breeze blocks, it should be finished to the same standard as the rest of the house.

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What, you don’t have carpet in your house? And where’s the curtains?

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