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    Thread: If you witness a person dinging your car, what can you really even do? What recourse?

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      05-11-2012 05:09 PM #1
      Like, people opening their door into your car, in a parking lot. I mean, damage generally below deductible... Trade insurance info? Is there really any point? What can a car lover do to make negligent dousches pay? I just dont know how ill handle it if/when it happens...

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      05-11-2012 05:15 PM #2
      If they dinged your car, you take their insurance info and file a claim. No deductible.
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      05-11-2012 05:16 PM #3
      If they refuse to give you any insurance information then write down their plate number and calls the cops?

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      05-11-2012 05:24 PM #6
      Or you can do what my buddies wife did

      Go back into the store, buy honey and chocolate sauce, and go back out there and proceed to empty both bottles all over the offenders vehicle.

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      05-11-2012 05:51 PM #7
      Quote Originally Posted by ThreadBomber View Post
      Or you can do what my buddies wife did

      Go back into the store, buy honey and chocolate sauce, and go back out there and proceed to empty both bottles all over the offenders vehicle.

      At least she was sweet about it.
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      05-11-2012 06:00 PM #8
      I kind of feel like it's "car karma" to get dinged...it happens and most times by accident and I would think long and hard about filing an insurance claim...What about when you spit up a rock and it cracks the persons windshield behind you? Same thing...part of owning a vehicle.
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    9. 05-11-2012 06:01 PM #9
      Quote Originally Posted by oh noes! cars! View Post
      I kind of feel like it's "car karma" to get dinged...it happens and most times by accident and I would think long and hard about filing an insurance claim...What about when you spit up a rock and it cracks the persons windshield behind you? Same thing...part of owning a vehicle.

      Errr.. what?

      One is carelessness and the other is a hazard of driving.

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      05-11-2012 06:02 PM #10
      Quote Originally Posted by oh noes! cars! View Post
      I kind of feel like it's "car karma" to get dinged...it happens and most times by accident and I would think long and hard about filing an insurance claim...What about when you spit up a rock and it cracks the persons windshield behind you? Same thing...part of owning a vehicle.
      Except that the windshield thing is an accident 99.9% of the time, and the dings are preventable 99.9% of the time.

      I just park in the middle of nowhere and walk an extra few steps
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      I'm sure a lot of these guys went home after the carwash and played a little hans solo.

    11. 05-11-2012 06:04 PM #11
      what do you guys do if someone tapped your bumper while parallel parking?

    12. 05-11-2012 06:06 PM #12
      Quote Originally Posted by roflingsam View Post
      what do you guys do if someone tapped your bumper while parallel parking?

      Slap the idiot for being an idiot?

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      05-11-2012 06:06 PM #13
      Quote Originally Posted by roflingsam View Post
      what do you guys do if someone tapped your bumper while parallel parking?
      it's on like donkey kong
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      Quote Originally Posted by Sump View Post
      I'm sure a lot of these guys went home after the carwash and played a little hans solo.

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      05-11-2012 06:07 PM #14
      Quote Originally Posted by roflingsam View Post
      what do you guys do if someone tapped your bumper while parallel parking?
      I take their license, and cut it up with my pocket knife. Then, after they drive off I call the cops and report some bull**** and when hey get pulled over they get a big fine for driving without their license.

      Or, get their insurance info and make a claim. It's not that difficult...

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      05-11-2012 06:24 PM #15
      typical america!
      you guys realize that in EVERY other country these dings are considered part of life.
      Its a car, a simple door ding is life. If you dont want them, DONT DRIVE and park like a jack ass taking up two spots, or on the opposite side of the empty lot and walking a mile to the door.

      I hate when people park nice cars in tight spots then get all anal that a door was opened into them....get over it.

    16. 05-11-2012 06:25 PM #16
      Quote Originally Posted by speed51133! View Post
      typical america!
      you guys realize that in EVERY other country these dings are considered part of life.
      Its a car, a simple door ding is life. If you dont want them, DONT DRIVE and park like a jack ass taking up two spots, or on the opposite side of the empty lot and walking a mile to the door.

      I hate when people park nice cars in tight spots then get all anal that a door was opened into them....get over it.


      So don't open your door into them? It's about showing respect for other peoples properties, apparently this is not an option in 'every other country'.

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      05-11-2012 06:26 PM #17
      sorry...its life.

      its like going into a crowded bar and getting pissed off that people bump into you.

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      05-11-2012 06:26 PM #18
      Quote Originally Posted by speed51133! View Post
      typical america!
      you guys realize that in EVERY other country these dings are considered part of life.
      Its a car, a simple door ding is life. If you dont want them, DONT DRIVE and park like a jack ass taking up two spots, or on the opposite side of the empty lot and walking a mile to the door.

      I hate when people park nice cars in tight spots then get all anal that a door was opened into them....get over it.
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      Quote Originally Posted by Sump View Post
      I'm sure a lot of these guys went home after the carwash and played a little hans solo.

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      05-11-2012 06:27 PM #19
      Quote Originally Posted by speed51133! View Post
      sorry...its life.

      its like going into a crowded bar and getting pissed off that people bump into you.
      No it isn't, because that doesn't cause any damage
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      Quote Originally Posted by Sump View Post
      I'm sure a lot of these guys went home after the carwash and played a little hans solo.

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      05-11-2012 06:51 PM #20
      Quote Originally Posted by oh noes! cars! View Post
      I kind of feel like it's "car karma" to get dinged...it happens and most times by accident and I would think long and hard about filing an insurance claim...What about when you spit up a rock and it cracks the persons windshield behind you? Same thing...part of owning a vehicle.
      Not the same.

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      05-11-2012 07:26 PM #21
      About a month ago, I drove my wife's X3 to the supermarket. I came out after shopping and there was a [b]huge[/u] ding in the rear driver's door with some red paint smeared on the X3 for good measure. Next to the X3 was a red minivan. I took a bunch of pictures with my phone (including the license plate of the minivan) and got in the car to wait for the minivan's owner to come out.

      In about five or ten minutes, an older lady with her crippled son come out and proceed to apologize profusely. It was a very windy day, and when she opened her door, the wind took it and it slammed into the X3, obviously with a lot of force.

      I told her I knew of a dentless repair place that could fix it for about $150, she pulled out two $100 bills and handed them to me. I actually gave her change and thanked her for being so cooperative. I drove home, scheduled the paintless dent removal place, and got it fixed a few days later.

    22. 05-11-2012 07:34 PM #22
      Quote Originally Posted by PhilHVW View Post
      About a month ago, I drove my wife's X3 to the supermarket. I came out after shopping and there was a [b]huge[/u] ding in the rear driver's door with some red paint smeared on the X3 for good measure. Next to the X3 was a red minivan. I took a bunch of pictures with my phone (including the license plate of the minivan) and got in the car to wait for the minivan's owner to come out.

      In about five or ten minutes, an older lady with her crippled son come out and proceed to apologize profusely. It was a very windy day, and when she opened her door, the wind took it and it slammed into the X3, obviously with a lot of force.

      I told her I knew of a dentless repair place that could fix it for about $150, she pulled out two $100 bills and handed them to me. I actually gave her change and thanked her for being so cooperative. I drove home, scheduled the paintless dent removal place, and got it fixed a few days later.
      We were out of town visiting my wifes sick father in our 1 year old JSW TDI. Up at the hospital we parked next to a "Clergy Only" spot every time we came to visit, never saw a single vehicle parked there the entire weekend.

      The day before we leave we come out to the car with a 4" crease in the drivers side door, no note, no vehicle in sight. Being that NOBODY else parked there I can only think some scummy church van pulled up and a pile of people came out of the car, whamming our door in the process. It was also VERY WINDY that weekend.. but I hope the occupants of that van burn in a special place in hell.

      Insurance cut us a check for around $450 (after $250 uninsured motorist deduction) to get the door repaired. We never did, sadly. Sold the vehicle 3 weeks ago... all the dealers were making such a stink over the dent too. Pissed me off every time I saw it.

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      05-11-2012 07:36 PM #23
      Quote Originally Posted by speed51133! View Post
      typical america!
      you guys realize that in EVERY other country these dings are considered part of life.
      Its a car, a simple door ding is life. If you dont want them, DONT DRIVE and park like a jack ass taking up two spots, or on the opposite side of the empty lot and walking a mile to the door.

      I hate when people park nice cars in tight spots then get all anal that a door was opened into them....get over it.
      How about DON'T OPEN DOOR LIKE A MONKEY ON CRACK? That way you don't hit the car next to you? It only takes couple of seconds to check and see how close you are to another car.
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    24. 05-11-2012 07:46 PM #24
      I do what I have done before.

      Call 911 and report a hit and run.
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    25. 05-11-2012 07:47 PM #25
      Quote Originally Posted by speed51133! View Post
      typical america!
      you guys realize that in EVERY other country .
      There are plenty of nations where women have almost zero rights, and public beheadings is accepted.

      I choose to live to a different standard.
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