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View Poll Results: Where do you park when you're NOT at home?
Next to another Bull, maybe they're an enthusiast 6 17.14%
Out in the back where no one can scratch or dent my car 12 34.29%
The closest stall 6 17.14%
Next to beater cars 2 5.71%
Next to higher end cars 5 14.29%
Handicapped stalls (WITH or WITHOUT a Handicapped Placard) 0 0%
So I'm hogging multiple stalls 0 0%
In the shade 5 14.29%
I have a designated stall 4 11.43%
Other (tell us below!) 10 28.57%
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post #11 of 28 (permalink) Old 07-23-2013, 01:57 PM
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At work, with it being summer I try to park away from the building in the shade. Shopping or anywhere else I park away from most other vehicles. I'm not obsessive about anyone parking near me. But I find the further parking spots have much less people traffic with other cars pulling in and out and others who park out there are more likely to be like me when it comes to their vehicle. It's not like the body is perfect on my car, but for a 13 year old car it looks pretty good. I'd hate to come out to find the entire side of my car creased and scraped up just so I could park closer. Normally, people who park close are either lazy, don't care, or both. They have no consideration for their own car so why would they worry about opening their door into yours?
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Forgot to post a picture before, that's were I park at work. The slope makes my SAS look worse lol.


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I generally park farther out in a pull through spot. After driving a 20+ ft long, full size truck for several years, it has become old habit. My wife and daughters protest every time I do it. I point to all the door dings in my wife's minivan and tell them that's why I do it.

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At work I park wither at the end of the parking lot, away from customers, within range of the security cameras or if we aren't busy I will put it in the end bay (Truck hoist). At home I have to park on the road. At stores I park beside the most expensive car I see, or in the middle of nowhere.


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Because my '98 LX is black, I try to find a shade tree away from the crowd. Especially trucks, and SUV's.
It has an added wing and ground effects below the doors, like Sable476's SHO pictured above. the wing is definitely an add on from a prior owner.
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When I'm not home, I park away from home.

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Forgot to post a picture before, that's were I park at work. The slope makes my SAS look worse lol.


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Being the parent of a wheelchair bound child I am pleased that none of the wonderful members chose the park in handicapped spot option. KUDOS to all of you.

Anyways I park where I need to park. My car is almost 20 years old and will not get a full repaint for at least 9 more months. After that I will carry a protective bubble everywhere I go!

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Definition of Other: Far enough from the maddening crowd to safely load/unload 5 boys, 1 in a car seat, 1 in booster seat, 2 of them through lift gate from 3rd row seat (gotta love a wagon) and the oldest from curled up fetal position that results from riding with his brothers.

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Most public settings, away from the other cars. I don't mind walking.

At work? I have a preferred spot. It's on the end, and there's a nice gap, with no spot opposing it, so I can hug the left front corner, and only the most massive two-door coupe (a rarity these days) could possibly door ding it.

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