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NYC garages have all station wagons as acceptable standard vehicles and NOT oversized. Yet at several garages recently in NYC we were charged a $15 extra fee with the OUTBACK listed as an oversized vehicle. This is ridiculous and someone needs to set the record straight for all NYC parking garages. How can this be done?

What can be done to stop the NYC garages overcharging Outback owners with the oversize claim?
 

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up until 2020 Subaru called it their wagon so....
 

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What dimensions are considered "Oversized".

From what I see the 2021 Outback is 191″ L x 73″ W x 66″ H

From a quick search NYC Oversized guidelines are:
the general rule that determines if a vehicle is oversize requires the vehicle to be 181 inches in length or longer or 65 inches in height or higher.

So by this....it is oversized...
 

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My understanding is that most anything longer than 180" is considered oversize. I suspect changing that rule will not be easy. I doubt NYC or it's parking facilities are looking to lose revenue.
 

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Yeah, nothing you can really do what I’ve seen. I just take a sedan or find street parking.
 
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Good luck fighting City Hall in NYC. You have a better chance of getting on Augusta National in denim shorts and a tank top. Ha
 

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NYC garages have all station wagons as acceptable standard vehicles and NOT oversized. Yet at several garages recently in NYC we were charged a $15 extra fee with the OUTBACK listed as an oversized vehicle. This is ridiculous and someone needs to set the record straight for all NYC parking garages. How can this be done?

What can be done to stop the NYC garages overcharging Outback owners with the oversize claim?
Mod comment: Amazing that we have to edit political stuff but it still happens.
 

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Yeah, nothing you can really do what I’ve seen. I just take a sedan or find street parking.
Totally agree. Just get a $500 commute-hooptie and save the OB for real driving.
 

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Sounds like a cash grab to me.
 
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When I use the parking App (Spot Hero) they would list the Outback as oversized, and if I just pull up to the same garage I get charged the normal price. I had one guy tell me to cancel Spot Hero reservation and i'll charge you the normal price.
 

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I’ve also taken the Path in depending on where I am going. It’s cheap, like $2.50 each way per person. Or, take the train in and save the $16 tunnel toll.
 

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the general rule that determines if a vehicle is oversize requires the vehicle to be 181 inches in length or longer
That might qualify A LOT of vehicles as 'oversize". The Camry, Accord and Legacy are all over 190" in overall length. These are all 'midsize' cars, not 'full size'...
 

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Get out of NYC if possible
Don't you have to let the attendant park your car, no self parking ? I worry more about the damage done to the cars in those places.
 

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Some of those parking garages, don't actually have real parking spots. My Grandma use to park in those garages for decades. I would call them parking stalls. You would have to tell them a time frame on when you are coming back, so they can park your car so it can easily be gotten too. Otherwise, they would have to move like 4 cars, just to get your car out. So yes, I can understand why they would want to charge a oversize car fee. I am not saying it is right.
 

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Just another means at a money grab...... just stand still too long in NYC or they’ll tax you for the space.
 

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I've been thinking back to the last time I paid for parking. I think I paid $5 to park at the Street Rod Nationals car show in Springfield, MO last year and seem to remember putting a quarter in a parking meter somewhere maybe about 5 years ago.
 

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Been that way in NYC for years, unfortunately. Anything much larger than a Subaru Justy is considered "oversized". I remember getting a hard time over our 2013 Honda CR-V at 181 (?) inches?
 
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