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    1. Member DrewSXR's Avatar
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      09-01-2012 03:43 PM #26
      Quote Originally Posted by wantacad View Post
      it is best just to get the first one out of the way.

      Also it is best just to stop caring in the first place.
      Honestly, that is the best advice. The world is full of trash and scum and you can't have anything nice in this life without someone being jealous or hating you for it. Just enjoy life and let the haters keep hating with their miserable lives.

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      09-01-2012 04:14 PM #27
      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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      09-01-2012 04:36 PM #28

    4. 09-01-2012 04:44 PM #29
      Quote Originally Posted by Waarp View Post
      this is why you have the misses do the shopping in the SUV.
      Nah, she needs to stay in the kitchen, lest worse things happen.

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      09-01-2012 04:57 PM #30
      Quote Originally Posted by Volkscience View Post
      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.
      I've come around to this way of thinking, too. It also leaves one side of your car less exposed to damage, especially if you can pull in close enough that people won't bother trying to squeeze in between the corral and your car.

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      09-01-2012 05:02 PM #31
      2 months after i bought it back in march of '04; someone took a screwdriver (down to metal) to remove the .:R

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    7. 09-01-2012 07:00 PM #32
      Quote Originally Posted by rich! View Post
      2 months after i bought it back in march of '04; someone took a screwdriver (down to metal) to remove the .:R

      That's just ridiculous
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    8. 09-01-2012 07:24 PM #33
      Sorry to hear.

      I usually park way out to avoid things like this.

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      09-02-2012 02:53 AM #34
      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.

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      09-02-2012 09:20 AM #35
      Quote Originally Posted by aintnowookie View Post
      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.
      It's easier to line your car up in the bay against another car than it is to line it up against a couple of lines on the ground. So people will tend to park next to other cars rather than bays out on their own.
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      buy both, save time.

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      09-02-2012 03:53 PM #36
      Quote Originally Posted by BRealistic View Post
      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.

      Big Lots Shopping Cart by waltarrrrr, on Flickr

      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.
      Disaster averted!
      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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      09-02-2012 03:55 PM #37
      Quote Originally Posted by Exhaustdd View Post
      Damn it, beat me to it.

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    13. 09-02-2012 04:49 PM #38
      That's a dumb commercial.

      Brand doesn't come to play in this.

      It's disturbing that these ppl go out of the way to just personally F with you by damaging property you work hard to acquire. They can't just live in their own bubble. That's not the way they roll. They have to destroy and ruin everything and anyone that they choose to cross paths with.
      Last edited by Imola Yellow GTi; 09-02-2012 at 04:54 PM.

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      09-02-2012 06:36 PM #39
      this is my fear with any car ive owned (except for my first car, a 1996 ford explorer i had in 2007) . I like to keep my car clean and some people just don't understand that. this is why i'd rather daily a pos mk3 or toyota or something so i dont have to worry about stuff like that.

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      09-02-2012 06:48 PM #40
      I bought a nearly-new, 07 Impreza with 16k mi a few weeks ago.

      I drove it to church this morning. Walking back to the parking lot, I see a Toyota Land Cruiser, with a woman hanging out through the half-way open passenger door, guiding her husband as he's reversing out of the spot next to my car. I walked closer and saw they had about 6 inches of space between my car and their spaceship.

      I waited for them to back out, and assessed the damage: wifey slammed the door creating one nice dent (with paint transfer), and slammed the door again and removed some of my paint in an adjacent mark.

      I'm going back next Sunday with a note for the Land Cruiser.

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      09-02-2012 07:00 PM #41
      Maybe you should just stop going to church then.
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    17. 09-02-2012 07:27 PM #42
      Quote Originally Posted by bustedbucket View Post
      Maybe you should just stop going to church then.
      Amen to that. I've lost trust in on a good number of His Almighty's children.

      I do my ish as good as I can in hopes of a progressive lifestyle, respect others, and mind my own dam biz.

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      09-02-2012 09:29 PM #43
      Quote Originally Posted by ANSAracingb View Post
      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)
      Would be worth an ass kicking from my point of view. Granted, I've been guilty of pissing on someone's tires while ****housed at a party if they were being a dick but I've got to be provoked and it does just hose off. Hell, watched a couple of my friends piss down both sides of an S4 at the bar last weekend after the owner started being a douche in the bar (making threats, touching people when told not to, just in general being an f-ing creep).

      I always drive beaters, usually with rattle can paint jobs so I'll park anywhere, go ahead hit it with your door, you'll care more about what happens to your car than I will my truck. Loved it when I was driving my old C10 because it took quite a few new car doors, left a mark in the dirt on my truck and would leave a ding in the lip of their door.
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