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Never Underestimate The Powers Of JDM In A Parking Lot Battle

Photo: Valic/YouTube (screengrab)
Photo: Valic/YouTube (screengrab)

When some yahoo in a gorgeous Nissan 300ZX decided to park his car over the line, another yahoo in a jacked-up Jeep Wrangler tried showing him who’s boss, but failed miserably. Because he forgot to account for JDM.

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This video is cute, but almost certainly staged. One look at the YouTube account—Valic Hunt—and you’ll see he’s got a few other videos posted showing essentially the same type of Jeep antics, one of which we’ve already debunked. Between that, the fact that there just happened to be a guy recording this dorky situation, and the smile on the 300ZX owner’s face (come on, he should be furious), and there’s just no way this isn’t staged.

Still, it’s a funny joke.

The Jeep creeps up nice and close to the poorly-parked Nissan to show the Z-car owner who’s boss by making him get in through the wrong door and struggle to climb over the transmission tunnel.

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But the joke is really on the Jeep owner, because unless this is one of those mail carrier Jeep Wranglers (it’s not, you can see the driver’s head in the video), then this JK Wrangler driver likely had to clumsily exit through the passenger door.

The Nissan Z32 owner, though? His driver’s door is on the right side. Because JDM, yo.

Sr. Technical Editor, Jalopnik. Always interested in hearing from auto engineers—email me. Cars: Willys CJ-2A ('48), Jeep J10 ('85), Jeep Cherokee ('79, '91, '92, '00), Jeep Grand Cherokee 5spd ('94).

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DISCUSSION

flyingfrenchy
Flavien Vidal

Worst in all that is that the Jeep driver is the one who had to get out of his own car through the passenger door... That’s stupid enough in itself.

As for the whole thing, it certainly does look staged. Be it with the Jeep that blocks its own driver door, the guy randomly filming the Jeep parking from the beginning while “hiding” in a car nearby without having the 300zx noticing him at allo (Who wouldn’t​ notice a guy filming you and your car from 6m away??)) or the 300zx visibly parking badly on purpose... Seriously, nobody parks this way unless it’s on an handicapped spot.