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Parking your car/truck, which of these 2 evils would you choose?

Old 11-07-2011, 11:07 AM
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Default Parking your car/truck, which of these 2 evils would you choose?

With my pickup truck, I never cared too much about scratches or dings in my doors/sides from other cars/trucks parked beside me.

I had a C5 Corvette that just about got killed in the sides from my uncaring co-workers who it seems don't really care about when they open their doors and hit the cars/trucks next to them. It didn't bother me much the past 2 years as I knew and accepted that my car was a commuter car and the car would not dent anyway on account of it being plastic/fiberglass.

Now with my new/used car, I've already had one scratch/dent/scuff in each of my 2 rear doors and one big scuff in the corner of my rear bumper from when whoever can't judge distances when backing up and got the bumper, and this is why I don't back into spaces as I'd rather have the rear messed up over the front any day.

The question is, I have an option of parking so that I'd be nose-tail with cars and possibly have cars/trucks playing the inevitable bumper-tag with my front and rear bumpers or, would you rather have your doors/sides dinged up?
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Old 11-07-2011, 11:47 AM
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First choice is go work somewhere else - where people know how to drive and park.

Second choice is park somewhere safer and walk a bit further.

Do you have a bumper on the nose or no bumper? If you have a bumper, I vote nose-tail. From what you described the sides will be destroyed.
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Old 11-07-2011, 11:49 AM
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Just park far enough away from the idiots.
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neither, that stuff gets me jerked.... I usually park away, because the lazy people just wont walk that far. Last incident had a shopping cart go into my truck, after 1 month arguing with the store they paid for the repairs.
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Old 11-07-2011, 11:56 AM
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I know, reality bites and for the most part I've been resigned to knowing and accepting that in the real world, the car is going to get and take its lumps.

Most people just don't care about others' cars/trucks. They just whip their doors open so they can get their selves out of the car/truck. Just like the Toyota verdict on the unintended acceleration, while it was not big news when it came out, the problem with all the acceleration cases was American's fat feet.


I have no bumpers front or back as they are both the painted kind.


Come to think of it there is a dirt lot that most won't park in and that would solve work but then I'd still have to park in parking lots so I think I have to just suck it up and que-sera-sera.
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Old 11-07-2011, 12:02 PM
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If you drive a truck, get a brush guard, leave your hitch in, and parallel park.
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Old 11-07-2011, 12:10 PM
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My truck, I don't really care about as it has had its share of parking lot "battles" already inflicted upon it.

It is my new-to-me G8 GT that I sort of care about.
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Old 11-07-2011, 12:19 PM
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It may be a hassle to put these on and and take them off every time you park, but I'd rather deal with that hassle than have a ruined paint job...

They've got front, rear, and side protection options.

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Old 11-07-2011, 12:42 PM
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What is with the serious lack of respect for other peoples property? I was sitting at a light just this morning and this woman spits out her window onto the side of my truck and then gave ME a dirty look for looking at her! WTF??? I told her she is sooooo lucky I just happened to be on my way to the car wash. Dirty bitch.
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Old 11-07-2011, 01:45 PM
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I park closer to the car on my left which
usually faces next to the it's passenger side.
I figure chances are decent there is only one person,
the driver in the car.
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Old 11-07-2011, 06:03 PM
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I always try to park away from everyone else. And thats with a nearly 20 year old truck.

On a side note about idiots who cant park, Once I got off work around 3am on a saturday night from the dinner cruise boat I was working on. I parked on the street that night because the meters were free after 6pm andI didnt want to pay for the garage. So I get off walk to my truck (a 94 Bronco) and lo and behold there are a pair of hondas 3 inches from my front and rear bumpers. I took emmence satifaction of pushing them out of the way and the front one was pushed all the way to the corner. I smiled from ear to ear.
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Old 11-07-2011, 06:58 PM
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buy a $hit box to drive to work let em hit it
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Old 11-08-2011, 12:19 PM
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Carry a leatherman.

It seems no matter how far away I park, someone in a POS, parks right next to me.

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