@MG McAnick, I’m 5’6". I do rise a comfortable distance above most steering wheels (and dash). Especially with the multi-directionally adjusting seats so many cars have in them these days.
@the same mountainbike: I agree. Your suggestion of aiming at the front of the car behind is helpful, perhaps because you actually have to turn around to look to do it and therefore get the right entry angle almost automatically? Just turning the wheel sharply is a kind of broad and imprecise technique. (Boy, you can’t tell I’m the daughter of an engineer! LOL Analyze and quantify to increase efficiency!)
My daughter, who is 5’8", says she doesn’t have any problem parallel parking, though she has no call to do it very often either.
Did Mythbusters address the male/female parallel parking issue when they matched male driving skills against female driving skills? I don’t remember if that was in the episode…