Rant. Door Dings, what's with people these days?

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by Boil, Sep 15, 2020 at 3:02 PM.

Door Dings - How do you park?

  1. I park anywhere I can, I don't worry about them at all.

  2. I park as far away from other vehicles as possible.

  3. I take my friends car.

  4. I park right up against that car over there that doesn't have any dents in it.

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  1. Boil

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    It seems like every time I take my vehicle somewhere and leave it I come back to find someone has knocked a dent into it and scarpered.

    We try to take the old Subaru when we can as it's got about 50 dents in it from careless people, however we took our Mustang the other day and came back to find a scratch on the front fender right about where a truck door would hit it. Same thing happened to my Accord, 6 years without a scratch and then a nice pointy ding in the passenger door.

    Doesn't anyone care about other peoples property anymore? I don't want a dent in my car thank you very much.
     
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  2. 68tele

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    We have 2 newer cars (2yrs old). We park far away and uphill from everyone else. So far, so good. Our last 2 vehicles had a combined 30 years of use: the ONLY damage done to them was caused by other cars in parking lots. We are much more careful now.
     
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    I hit a deer one evening last summer with my 2007 Silverado Classic. $1600+ later, I had a nice new right front fender, and all the surrounding damage fixed.

    Just a few weeks after that, I discovered a deep crease and paint scratched off my new fender, at about the height of a sedan's outside mirror. Probably happened right in the parking lot where I work. I'll eventually get it all fixed again, but man was I upset.
     
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    In Maine I really never find dents in my car.
    I did have a car a few years ago that every contractor hit at my work place.

    Otherwise folks here are careful with other folks cars.
    You're in British Columbia?
    I thought you were all super nice to each other there?
    We were all planning to move on up this winter!
     
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    I park as far away as possible now. Just insane how people don’t give a damn. I was in the car sitting the other day waiting for my wife. I watched a lady open here rear door as wide as possible.

    She puts her fat ass against the door to open it even wider, loaded up here trash and I could actually see the other car moving. That’s how hard she was pusher her ass into the door into the car beside her. She jumped in and drove off. Didn’t once look at the other car. She was clueless.

    I wrote her plate down and left a note on the now damaged car. I bet the fat ass will pay more attention now.
     
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    I suppose people don't like their cars, Relic'ed!
     
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    When one drives 20+ year old vehicles, it becomes less worrisome...
     
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    I tend to park further away from other cars mostly because I drive a pickup and it’s easier to park that way. I tend to not care about dings so much for the same reason. It’s just a pickup truck, not a show car.
     
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    I figure they drive leased vehicles and don't care about your car or the leased car.
     
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    It's also easier to find your car if it's parked away from others.
     
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    Extra walking does not hurt either!
     
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    I'm a big guy who needs, when parking, ( try, when possible) to allow my driver side car door to open all the way, just so I can get in and out of the car.

    This means parking pretty far to the right of the white parking line, in a lot.

    But I try to NOT be so far right that the driver of the car to my right can't get out

    What drives me nuts is people who (
    I know they may be within their lines) that park at extreme , diagonal angles, so it's really tough just walking between my car and their's, or just get out of mine.

    First world problem, I know, but I try to be a ' good /straight parker,' so it bugs me!
    ( I drive a ton as an Uber driver and gigs, so driving manners and safety are always in my universe- a worry...)
     
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    Park next to the fanciest car in the lot!
     
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    Yeah, they suck, but it’s just a car, and we drive new-ish cars, but Subarus, so they’re meant to be beaten ...
     
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    "What's wrong with people these days?"
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    I'm turning 61 this month. I've been getting dings in my cars ever since I owned my first one. Well, second one. The first one was such a piece of crap, you'd never notice a new ding...
     
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    I came here to post this. First thing I thought of. Good thing I read all the way through before posting.
     
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    I drive a leased vehicle! I care for it as if I own it. I want it to look good. I park far from the crowd and there are places I won’t go to because of the parking. It’s a crime that so many folks are careless.
     
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    Door ding? Pff. Get back to me when someone backs their hitch-mounted spare into your fender and leaves a football sized dent but no note...

    ...when you were gone for less than five minutes to grab a sandwich.

    I could read their tire specs from that tire wet spray stuff, I still get fumed about it. This, more than ANY other, is the reason not to buy a new car: people suck.
     
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    I'm always careful opening the doors in tight quarters. I can say with pride I didn't ding anything for a good 20 years.

    Now I have to park in the handicap spot, so if someone is in dinging radius in the first place, they are parked illegally.

    Drivers of large suv's and trucks love to park their behemoths across the loading zone of a handicap spot.
    If that's the case, I'm still careful, but I can't make any promises.
     
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    I bought a car that a lady had driven through a barb-wire fence. Great car and i don't even see dings.
     
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