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This is the second time that I have come out of the office to find some JERK has parked so close to my Bullitt that I can NOT even get in it. No dings in the door, but I have to go in the passenger side. I park in the South 40 so that no one is around my car, but once in a while!!!

Argggggggggggg...

Just venting a little :wink:

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I know how you feel!
One time in a parking lot a driver pulled
right up to the right side of my '91 Miata,
opened the door (BANG!) into my right door!
I was sitting in the Miata and could not
believe what had just happened. I jumped out
of the Miata and ripped this person a new
one about "consideration for other people's
stuff" ! Big door ding in the Miata!
The other driver just mumbled something about
how it was just a car. YEAH! MY CAR!
This person was driving a total HEAP!
 

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I fret the day someone opens their car door and dings the Bullitt or the R while Bill is sitting in it! Oh boy! I guess I better just plan on doing some major bailing out of jail! :grin:
 

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I concur. If I catch someone so much as leaning on the Bullitt I get p*ssed. If some one dinged it, and I saw them, it would be the last car they dinged.
 

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BULITNV,
"...the last car they dinged"...NICE!
:lol:

I hear ya!
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<font size=-1>[ This Message was edited by: PY on 2002-01-07 23:42 ]</font>
 

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It is just a car. And it just takes money to fix it. Make them pay for the repairs. When they see it takes a few hundred dollars to repaint the door (which you pocket and have the ding fixed for $50 by a ding specialist), they'll think twice about dinging another car.
 

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But, it ISN'T just a car...it's our pride and joy.
Just like the children(when they're good!).

I agree with making them pay though, if you're lucky enough to catch them.
 

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Hey guys, when I said "just a car" it was in reference to "just takes money", meaning that people who don't respect other people's property (cars) generally don't like losing money. You cannot change those people, but you can at least make them pay for the repairs (you don't have to catch them in the act; if their door lines up to yours and their paint is on your car, you've got a pretty good case).

For example, a few years ago my Eclipse GSX got backed into once while I was at a party; I heard the alarm go off. I went outside and didn't see any cars. I noticed the damage on the front of my car and the front plate lying on the ground. I went into the house and got a tape measure, measured the damage, and walked up and down the street looking for a vehicle that could have caused the damage. I found a Bronco that had damage that pretty much lined up to the damage on my car. I wrote down the plate number, went back to the party, and announced that I had found the car who hit mine, then annouced that I was now going to call the police. Before I finished reading off the plate number, the guilty party came forward (a counselor and minister!).


Regarding the $50: you can easily get one ding repaired for that amount by a ding specialist. I had every ding removed from my 7 year old Honda Accord for $100 (including drilling into the rear panels to gain access, +rubber plugs). These guys are really, really good. I'll never have an entire panel painted for dings again. These ding specialists will come to you, and are not traditional bodyshop guys. They use steel rods to flatten the dents and are expert at touch up paint. Every single dent he repaired I could not see (except one on a body crease; but even then you had to squint under the right light).


Another way to look at some close-parkers: they simply admire your car. I park next to nice cars sometimes, but always park as far away (in the stall) as practicable.


<font size=-1>[ This Message was edited by: DrivingSimulators on 2002-01-10 02:36 ]</font>
 

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I agree that they do a nice job fixing dings, but I am one PICKY MOTHER #@$%6%$ and can usually tell. Drives people nuts. But I painted and still paint cars for a long time :wink: Worked on a FEW show cars including a 32 Ford that won Grand Nationals! I would RATHER they just not touch MY CAR !!!

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I also park as far away as possible, even if it means walking for several minutes. Even when I go to the grocery store I take my '65 stang instead.

One day I came out from getting my haircut, and this guy had parked next to me in this POS '70's BMW 2002, and I WATCHED him open his drivers side door and lay it (hard) against my passenger door. While his wife and x-month old baby were getting out of his car, I walked up right next to him and squated and inspected my door. Fortunately for him there was nothing, cuz I don't know what I would have done. I didn't want to embarrass him in front of his wife and kid, so I just gave a REAL dirty look, like "try it again and see what happens," and got in my car and drove away.

Hope he got the message.
 
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