why is the steering lock so utterley uselss on these cars? I must admit, I couldnt park a Smart in an empty Millennium Dome without cocking it up, but the C172 is a real nightmate to park in a tight spot. The lock is so limited. Never mind parking - yesterday, I couldnt even get round and up the ramps in a clients multi-story car-park without approach, back up, enter ramp. At top of ramp turn, reverse, edge forward, reverse, go forward to next ramp, repeat process to top of car park. Mega embarrassing.