Vehicle automatically parked to prevent rollaway

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eXntrc

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I keep telling myself not to be so lazy, but damn this car makes it easy. One year into owning my 3 and I still find myself just hitting that door button without putting it into park. Why? Because there are no consequences! The vehicle just kindly parks itself and gives me a friendly reminder. God I love this car. And thankfully I still rent while traveling on business so I don't forget how to drive lesser vehicles!! 😁
 

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Be careful though, because in some areas it's technically illegal to get out while the car isn't in Park. If a really ambitious cop happens to be right near you when you do that, it could be a really uncomfortable encounter.
 

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Heheh. Yeah, I guess if he knows what that sound means. But then I'd be so impressed that I don't even think it'd be uncomfortable. Plus, the vehicle gets itself to park much quicker than I'm able to get my butt outta the car.
 

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Be careful though, because in some areas it's technically illegal to get out while the car isn't in Park. If a really ambitious cop happens to be right near you when you do that, it could be a really uncomfortable encounter.
Except there's no real discernible way for the cop to know, especially if you're in "hold."
 

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I keep telling myself not to be so lazy, but damn this car makes it easy. One year into owning my 3 and I still find myself just hitting that door button without putting it into park. Why? Because there are no consequences! The vehicle just kindly parks itself and gives me a friendly reminder. God I love this car. And thankfully I still rent while traveling on business so I don't forget how to drive lesser vehicles!! 😁
Alternately, I have had it where I successfully got out with the car still in drive, and it started to roll away back when I used creep (door still open, full weight off the seat). It's not a substitute for fully putting the car in park.