Mr. Joel correctly noted that sideways driving is not *always* fun: >>in a '64 GMC truck pulling a 16' trailer (for a total length of over 35') Hi Joel, Well no, that would not be fun. But in an '85 GTI? That's a lot shorter, a lot more nimble, and a lot more fun. When I'ma driving "the rig"  I don't want nothing to do with no sideways neither! Heck it's enough of a pain dealing with the Civics on steroids that cut in front of me and slam on their brakes to turn into MacaDonalds, apparently having flunked elementary physics and thinking I can stop this mass 'o mass as quickly as their little grumble bee! ><Squish 'Em! Squish 'Em All!>< Calmly, RonL.  '05 Suburban (18'+) towing boat for total length within a smidgen or two of 48'. It takes a different kind of smoothness and alertness to drive. Not to mention the mental gymnastics required to calculate whether you can get that gorilla in _and_ back out of the next gas station / rest stop!