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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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POLL OF THE WEEK - Where do you park when you're NOT at Home?

Sam (breeves002) gave me the go ahead to start this thread, so here I go.

Where do you park your car when you're NOT at home (out shopping, running errands, at work, etc)

Personally, I try to find a Bull that looks similar to mine and park right next to it (if possible):


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My other is whatever is easiest. I will not take my time parking in a tight end spot just because it's close.

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I'd be hard pressed to find a look-alike Sable. I regularly park where it is easy to get in and out of the area. I might park next to a Grand Marquis depending where. The funnest I had was at a restaurant, and filled in a space to compete a line of red cars, Mustang, Grand Marquis, Charger, Altima, and Tundra.


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At work, I try to park a few spaces away from another car, but usually people end up parking near me. At least I know they won't do any damage.

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3-4 spots away from the furthest parked car in the row/lot, or on the outside edge of the lot. Walking an extra 50-100 feet isn't a big deal to me like it is for some people.

When I lived in an apartment, my assigned spot was right next to another Taurus, so we parking buddies. Nice because all the reference points line up if you want to know how far to pull in.
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I park away from people, or as close as I can to the curb in a corner spot. NEVER near minivans or big SUV's.


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Other ----- wherever the hell I can find a spot. I'm at the point that this is not a pristine car, it has it's dings and scratches and it's not worth my time to go driving around a parking lot to find the ultimate spot.

Its also not worth it to park in no man's land because you park there with the intentions to not have someone around you just to come out and find that someone just parked 2" off your door just to be a ****.

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Half the time when I park in the boonies when I come back to my car someone has parked next to me? Another "are you kidding me moment".


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I'm an other as well...My Bull is not great anymore either, it has dings and some rust and scratches. so I park as close to the door as possible, I'll take the space in front or close to the door or right by the curb (if I'm in Chicago), I'm one of those who believes other people cars are better than mine so they won't purposely bang my door and get the paint from my car on theirs. Sometime I will get a nice vehicle ( a Ghia) and be careful where I park, but not with the Taurus I have now.


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I just park wherever. If there's a spot close to the door, then I go there. If there's an open space next to another Taurus, I go there. I avoid cars parked too close to the line and if it's a hot day and there's a shady spot, I might go there. It all just depends on what strikes me.


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