In all the years I've worked on with a lift. Most of it has been under a single ram in ground lift (probably alludes to my age
). I found dragging the 4 arms out only slightly annoying. My other experience was on the (above ground) 4 post lifts. What I didn't
like, over the single, was needing to drive
a rig onto the lift (up the ramps onto the lift). I also didn't care for the nuisance of using bottle jacks when the tires were in the way. However
, it was superior, when working on the drive train.
I think for me, and overall convenience of doing most anything on a car. I'd probably go with an in-ground 2 post lift. OTOH, if price
was an issue. I'd probably go with a grease pit. Speaking of; I'm surprised nobody even mentioned a grease pit.