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Another Idiot in the car park!

giblets46 Mar 28, 2008

  1. katsumoto

    katsumoto Member

    maybe more than just audi owners actually think like we do....they also want to protect their cars and therefore also park their cars on the far side!
  2. h5djr

    h5djr Well-Known Member VCDS Map User Gold Supporter quattro Audi A3

    After I retired I worked just 2 days a week at my local B+Q store. One of the lads working there had been given a 3-series BMW by his parents. He always used to park his car at the furthest point from the store and over two parking bays to 'protect' his car. Now a B+Q car park has all sorts of nasty things in it, nice cars, old wrecks, builders vans and trucks, trolleys with all sorts of heavy goods etc etc. I used to park my car in just one of the normal spaces quite close to the store entrance and in the 3 years I worked there my car was never damaged at all. In fact I have never had any damage to any of my A3s in any car park over the 10 years I have driven an A3 and I always park in any normal parking space. Never over two spaces and never in the far corner or anywhere well away from the other cars in the car park. It makes it stand out too much.

    In the time I worked at the B+Q store there was only one car belonging to a member of staff that was damaged at all by another drivers door or similar and it was the BMW parked in the far corner. Obviously someone decided, on purpose I should think, to target this car and opened another door against it and made quite a dent in the door.

    So perhaps the moral is, don't make you car stand out by parking it away from most of the others. If there is a choice park next to a similar standard of car rather than an old wreck but don't be paranoid about it.
  3. L60N

    L60N Guest

  4. PaulAr

    PaulAr S3 (8P)

    Ive never seen a car parked over 2 spaces. Surely it its not commonplace to do this?

    Im a complete fanny when it comes to parking for all of the said reasons, damage etc,but occasionally when those out of the way and end spaces are occupied, I take my chances and stick it in a standard space that doesnt look too cramped.

    I certainly never park in a family space or over 2 spaces, but thats just me.
    Im not about to preach to those who do this, its a personal thing and thats your choice, but as I assume this is a minority practice, and it sends out a very arrogant message to the 99% of drivers who use the appropriate type and number of spaces.

    From a probabilty perspective. I reckon the chances of sustaining accidental/careless damage while parked in one standard bay and conforming with the masses, has to be less than the chances of some moron causing malicious damage to an `arrogantly` parked car.

    You takes you chances gents.......
  5. newbiecrg

    newbiecrg windsurfer

    Guys... I love my car (even if bored with it, but still like it) and I would not want to have it damaged and try to minimise as possible that.

    But.... it is only a car!!!!!

  6. A3_3.2_S-Line

    A3_3.2_S-Line Member

    Got another one for you boys.

    Parked in a space the other week and when I got back a people carrier was parked inchies away from my drivers side. Had a look around and noticed that there was a bady seat in the people carries rear driver side seat. Obiviously she needed space to get her kid out and didn't give a **** about how I was going to get in.

    Had to get in via the passenger side.
  7. Staz

    Staz is a retronaut Staff Member Moderator VCDS Map User

    I noticed you said "she". :friends:
  8. A3_3.2_S-Line

    A3_3.2_S-Line Member

  9. katsumoto

    katsumoto Member

    Well another form of indecency I experience here in Asia is dealing with the scooters wiggling in and out of the gaps when waiting for the traffic lights, in order to get to the front. Man, does this drive me mad. They seem to always go for the smallest gaps and then try wiggle through. It's pretty normal for them to knock the mirrors, or slightly bump your doors, etc. For me, I just stop right next to the other cars so that they can't get through...

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