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Whats the point of having a nice car!!!!

Post by Card » Mon Dec 12, 2011 2:52 pm

I went in to town to do a bit of xmas shopping at the weekend and parked up. Just I was walking into town I thought to myself that the parking spaces where narrow. I was right, when I returned it became ovious someone had just walked past the back of the car dragged all there bags along it :-

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Then after shaking my head i walked to the drivers door to find this!!!

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(sorry pic upside down)

It starts at the rear wheel and finishs at the front wheel, I was fuming hopefully I think it looks worse than it is. I think its mainly in the dirt and minimal damage but it just the disrespect and stupidity of poeple that annoys me.
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Post by dodgyken » Mon Dec 12, 2011 3:14 pm

Come on James - give it a wash - and it should polish out. If not - we'll give Piers a call and he can come up with his hammer :P :P

You remember Stefan's car at Donington a couple of years back - that "polished" out :lol: :lol:

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Post by AG » Mon Dec 12, 2011 3:16 pm

I think its typical of peoples attitudes today, not good.
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Post by flyboyben » Mon Dec 12, 2011 3:19 pm

The first picture could be considered accidental but the second is obviously deliberate. I can sympathise with you as something similar happened to me with my wife's car. The people who do this sort of thing are the lowest forms of pondlife.

Trying to understand the thought processes of the assailant is one thing but dealing with insurance companies to get it sorted is a real and totally unnecessary pain (assuming you go down that route).
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Post by MickB3 » Mon Dec 12, 2011 4:44 pm

Thats why I park over 2 spaces in super market car parks
People stare but I do not give a ****

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Post by FishyEggs » Mon Dec 12, 2011 5:29 pm

I'm gutted for you. Some people have no respect for other peoples property :evil: :evil: :x
I have an old Volvo 940 that is used as a shopping car. I have to pay for insurance, tax, MOT and an annual service just because I can't trust other selfish ***** :x :x :x :x :x :x :x :x :x :x :x :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil:

If I do have to use a nice car and I can't find several empty spaces together I turn around and go back home.

Hope you sort it without it costing you a fortune.
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Post by D3orbust » Mon Dec 12, 2011 9:15 pm

That is the exact reason why I park well away from other cars, even if I have to walk a little bit more to get to where I'm going.

My wife has even clicked on and started doing the same, people have no respect for other cars in car-parks.

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Post by drewjak » Tue Dec 13, 2011 7:18 am

I really feel for people who this happens to , as i have to give people quotes and estimates on a daily basis who have had their cars damaged in local supermarkets and car parks, it really boils my p:!:ss when you think these people have to shell out £100s to sort out something thats not their fault
That is the exact reason why I park well away from other cars, even if I have to walk a little bit more to get to where I'm going.
I did this one day in a very quiet car park only to return to my car 15 mins later to find some t :twisted:at in a beat up old people carrier type thing had reversed in to the bay next to me as close to my drivers door as they could so i could not get in my door and had to climb across :shock:
You could tell they had done this on purpose because they knew why id parked so far away, so i pulled forward got out and loosend the valves in his tyres with my valve tool i have in my glove box :wink:
Hopefully they`ll think twice about people who respect their cars now.
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Post by joylove » Tue Dec 13, 2011 10:20 am

drewjak wrote:
That is the exact reason why I park well away from other cars, even if I have to walk a little bit more to get to where I'm going.
I did this one day in a very quiet car park only to return to my car 15 mins later to find some t :twisted:at in a beat up old people carrier type thing had reversed in to the bay next to me.
This really infuriates me, that you find some tool has parked next to you in the middle of knowhere. Your heart sinks when it's a breeder's car because their sex trophies don't give a toss about throwing the door open into the car next door, and their parent's don't care to correct them about it either.

Sainsburys parking spaces are so small I won't shop there.
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Post by dodgyken » Tue Dec 13, 2011 11:50 am

Next time you'll need to tick the "Exterior Protection Pack" on the options list

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Post by mester-d » Tue Dec 13, 2011 2:59 pm

Everytime i park my car i expect to come back & find a scratch/dint :roll:.
Unfortunatley alot of people don't give a toss about someone elses pride & joy.......... :x

@ Mick....i've seen your parking :lol:
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Post by MickB3 » Tue Dec 13, 2011 3:24 pm

mester-d wrote: @ Mick....i've seen your parking :lol:
:lol: :lol: :lol:
I do get some real stares and the odd mumble under the breath but I aint gonna change :oops:
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Post by Alpina Jim » Tue Dec 13, 2011 4:52 pm

mester-d wrote:Everytime i park my car i expect to come back & find a scratch/dint :roll:.
Unfortunatley alot of people don't give a toss about someone elses pride & joy.......... :x
My other half tells me to chill out and stop worrying when my B10 gets parked somewhere I am not over keen on but on the other hand she has seen my pressure relief valve pop when someone has left a dint in a door. As one of my work colleagues said "stop worrying about it as it is only a bit of tin" but my reply to him was "yes but it is my bit of tin that I value regardless of its age". Basically I treat my car like all my possessions....with respect.

Personally I think things have definitely got worse with the introduction of central locking, in the past the driver usually opened the doors for the kids and took a bit of care.....well at least I did.
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Post by bfive » Tue Dec 13, 2011 8:27 pm

Personally I think the answer is an additional parking space type; we already have Disabled and Parent/Child spaces, how about spaces marked "ALP" with sponge protected kerbs and extra width for protecting those large coupe doors!!

I do know a road painter, perhaps he could be persuaded for a fee??? Maybe in blue and green paint?

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Post by big blue » Tue Dec 13, 2011 9:02 pm

MickB3 wrote:Thats why I park over 2 spaces in super market car parks
People stare but I do not give a ****

Hope it all comes out ok
I have witnessed your parking!!! But not recently!
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