My condolences. Probably feels like it's totaled right about now.
Is this some sickness that's spreading like wild fire. Took deliver of new car not long ago. Ran out to pick up something this afternoon. Parked far where ppl usually don't go out of there way to park. Come out and see shopping cart sideswiped both passenger side fenders. There were no cars or carts around when I parked.
Last edited by Imola Yellow GTi; 08-31-2012 at 05:20 PM.
Sorry to hear about it. That's one of my biggest fears about owning a brand new car.
It's probably either careless adults or teenage punks who think that messing with someone's car when they're not around to protect it makes them awesome.
Had something similar happen when i picked up my Genesis, went to Canadian Tire and park in the back row. I come out watching a car pulling out from the spot next to mine (didnt think anything of it), look at my drivers door and have a nice BIG ding from the Ahole who got out on the passenger side. Some people are just Jealous, My benz was vandalized 3 months ago as well with Swastika's and the words Gay People give AMG.
Kind of felt that same way after i painted my car a few years ago. I would park 4-5 spots away from all the cars and when i would come back 5 minutes later somebody would be parked right next to my car with a nice big ding where their door swings open. Makes me want to kick their door in return. I stopped caring though car still looks good so it doesn't bother me too much.
i feel your pain, some scumbag decided it would be funny to open the door and slam the rear fender right at the crest of the tire well of my brand new gol within 2 weeks of ownership i was fooking pissed, and then some other idiot decided that going to the dealership to get the rear wiper was impossible so they took mine from my car,!!!!!
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People totally suck, my next new ride I'm paying for the 0 deductible, my truck has been dinged so many times, I just come out and laugh when I see a new one; apparently everyone likes to slam their door into my truck where the gas filler door is.
I hate people so much. Luckily I don't get too many dings, but when I'm parked FAR away on my own with no cars around me...that generally is for a reason and means I don't want others to park RIGHT next to me.
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You know what I've noticed after having this same sh*t or worse (keyed car, twice) happen to my car? When you park far away by your lonesome, people just gravitate towards it. Why? Most likely because most people are lemming-minded. I've parked, I don't know how many times, farther away from cars, and time and time again, I come back to find some idiot parked right f*cking next to me, when there are TONS of other open spaces.
In stark contrast I have a strange affliction to protect all vehicles in parking lots.
I came out of a large grocery store a while back and noticed there was a strong breeze.
At first I just enjoyed the cooling factor, but then I heard the wheels.
The store next to the grocery store in the strip mall used plastic weave shopping carts.
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Ugh! A shopping cart was headed right for my car... no it is two shopping carts!
I grabbed them just in time and put them together at 90 degrees to the wind.
No wait, I hear more wheels.....
I gaze around behind me as two dozen shopping carts around the lot begin to wiggle around.
Then several of the shopping carts turned with the wind and started racing across the flat parking lot at other cars like a sea foam lipped wave up a wide flat beach towards a row of clean towels laid out perfectly for a days sunbathing.
I instantly threw my stuff on my trunk and went for the closest few, then grabbed another two, then another,... and then some hit cars and I felt sad.
More shopping carts turned with the wind and started their mad dash across the lot...
I did manage to stop about a dozen before I finally left.
Did I get a thank you from anybody? Nope.
But this is why I grab errant shopping carts from the parking lot on the way in a store because a few sitting around makes others think it is ok to do the same.
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Last time I went car shopping was for my current GTI and I was looking at 3 of them at different dealerships. Even though I was shopping used and not new, I knew what this kind of situation would make me feel and I knew this car was going to be my daily driver and be subjected to all kind of hazards.
Of the 3 cars I ended up buying the one that had a few minor dings in it already. For one thing, I was able to beat up on the dealership over the "poor" condition and get it much cheaper than the other dealers were willing to go. It happened to have the least miles on it of the 3 and mechanically the car was solid and has been a great daily driver. I park it right next to cart corrals at the grocery store which is something I would never have done in the past but the fact it wasn't "perfect" sort of allowed me some freedom from worrying about it. These spots are usually right next to handicapped spaces or "shoppers with careless children" spaces. So it's a danger zone. I've yet to notice any new bumps, dings, scrapes about a year later.
So this lead me to the following theory. If you park in the middle of nowhere, people are too ****ing lazy to return their cart to the corral, which leaves them rolling about to the whim of the wind, gravity or hoodlums. The best place to park IS next to the corral, as it has the highest odds of the cart being placed where it belongs since it's not too far for Suzy McKankles to walk. Additionally, the kids that work for the store gather the carts there before bringing them in which means that if they are moving around the lot at a time when carts are possibly running wild they are more likely to catch them there.
I don't know, give it a shot next time. Not saying it's a perfect theory but yeah, my car has no more bruises than I bought it with. So go figure.
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People, in general, are dicks. Went with my girlfriend's parents to Home Depot once, in her dad's brand new F250 HD edition, and came out of the store and saw some guys park near the truck...one guy turned around and peed on the tires. WTF, piss on your OWN vehicle, or better yet, walk thirty feet inside the store and use the proper bathroom!
(no sheetmetal damage but it is still sickening)
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I feel your pain. I bought my pristine beautiful SLC two weeks ago and I've been hit 3 times in the last 8 days.
Two times were by uninsured drivers as 100% their fault, the 3rd time the fender got smashed as it was sitting in the parking lot at school.
There's either something very wrong with drivers right now, or this is a crazy summer, or I have horrible luck.
"excessive chassis yaw" is a $176 fine.