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Old 04-26-2008, 05:04 PM   #1
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Where do you park your Porsche?

Just for fun, I was thinking about how I will park my car far away from other people, because it runs the risk of dings, which are unacceptable to us...so! How do you park your car? Just anywhere and not think about the doors of other cars or do you take the caring route, parking away from all others and flyaway grocery carts? I park my car far away and walk, no dings yet
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Old 04-26-2008, 05:41 PM   #2
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Always, far away and walk - all my cars. Once a long time ago, parked "normally" in a close spot and the silly lady (just happened to be a lady, ladies) opens her door randomly and dings my door right when I'm sitting in car waiting for my wife, and admits it, and says she'll pay for any repairs.......then denies it at the insurance place. In the end she had to pay, but the nerve...

Downright liar. No more, far away and walk. It's good to walk anyways - last night I did this with my wife for 20y and held hands - how sweet, I know. Everyone hates dings and if you don't, well....

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Old 04-27-2008, 04:57 AM   #3
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Speaking of ladies.....

I once returned to my car and found a note under my windsheild wiper:

"Sorry I broke your tail light, please call me xxx-xxx-xxxx."

When I called her, she said: "I always back my Cadillac up until I gently touch the car behind me." "Your tail light must be very cheaply made!"
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I try to park in the safest spot possible. Unfortunately, I often have to park in very crowded garages downtown and there aren't the safest options. I do my best though.

My friend's dad used to baby his 928 and always park it on an end spot. One day somebody side swiped him.
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In the garage...I don't trust people period. A door ding on my black car would stick out like a sore thumb. My daily driver (Jeep Grand Cherokee) wears the scars of the world on it's sides...and I always park away from masses and walk; really irritates me that people are so careless and don't give a crap about others.
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Old 04-27-2008, 03:19 PM   #6
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Yep, I'm w/you 100%. But I always think pos - look at all us "good" Pcar owners. We're the good people, because we care about our cars and others cars.

Oh yah, pedal to the metal! Pcars rock!

And yeah, it seems to happen from time to time, you park a mile away and still, some silly tu_d parks beside you when he has 500 other slots to park in.....Amazing.

Anyways, you got to love that Pcar! I read some other poster noting the truth....other cars seem "broken" compared to Pcars.

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I park a ways out and walk, but a couple of other suggestions.

1. When I can, I parallel park along a curb rather than in lot so nobody can open a door into my baby, and

2. If I do park in a lot, I look for a space where no one can park on the right side of my car. That's because of lot of people parking have just the driver in the car, so it reduces the odds of getting a door ding.

Had my Box for a year now and so far, so good.
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Old 04-28-2008, 10:15 AM   #8
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Even at work, as far as way from everyone as possible:
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This is what i use everytime i park outside
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Old 04-28-2008, 02:33 PM   #10
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I detest dings!

So far I'm good.

I try to park in the boonies but some joker does always end up parking RIGHT next to ya there.

I don't drive to movie theaters with Foxy.

Work is probably the second worst place to acquire dings.

I never take up 2 spots -that invites the keyers.

I bought my DD thinking, "this car is for dings -I don't car if it gets beat up." I WAS WRONG! I don't even like getting dings in that 12 year old champion! (I love my Acura TL -as boring as it is).

Dings are automotive acne.
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People nowadays are so inconsiderate of others. Therefore I am very careful where I park. I wish others would indeed follow 'the golden rule'. We would all be much better off and happier if they did.
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Far far away!! Its healthier to walk , My harley f250 also gets parked away from people!!
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Looks like Bob Z has it about right. But no matter how careful I try to be, there's always that one **swipe, as eqs mentioned, that always wants to park next to me. Since I already have a few dings, I'd rather not add to my collection. So, if I can't find a reasonable parking spot, I'd rather not park and run that particular errand for that day....it can wait for when I have my DD w/ me.
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Another vote for far away.

Also nowhere near a shopping cart return area and always on the uphill side of a lot. My former DD MX-6 got tagged by a cart rolling down into it.

It also got hit by the door of a fat lady's car whilst parked in a far corner spot at a restaurant. She musta bought the weight/health benefits as some of you have mentioned.
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Not my best parking job, but far away it is. . . . .
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Speaking of ladies.....

I once returned to my car and found a note under my windsheild wiper:

"Sorry I broke your tail light, please call me xxx-xxx-xxxx."

When I called her, she said: "I always back my Cadillac up until I gently touch the car behind me." "Your tail light must be very cheaply made!"
hahaha wow! thats a funny yet sad story haha- hopefully she paid for the damage of the "cheaply made tail light"


My dad always parks as far as possible and his cars have been dented twice. Sometimes i think people do it no purpose i swear...just because its a nice car. I park my cars wherever and ive never had any dents on this or any of my previoous cars
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Unfortunately, having a nice car often does invite jerks to ding your doors or worse, no matter where you park. When my brother first got the Lexus he had he parked it on an end spot at the movies. Somebody keyed down the whole side of it. They even started over with a new line because the first one I guess they didn't feel was deep enough.

And I agree that parking in two spots invites things to happen. If it's in a crowded parking lot I've been known to leave a note. I figure if you want to park your car in a safer spot you need to be willing to walk to that safer spot and not take up two spots in a full lot.
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Its not much, but its a dry home for my boxster, its a 1 stall garage attached to the house,

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