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Old 02-24-2018, 04:16 AM   #1
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Parking my GTI

When I park in a parking lot I always look for other GTIs to park next to. Anyone else do this? If there aren't any Ill park next to a modded car of some kind or a car that looks to be owned by an enthusiast.

On another note, I usually back into parking spots.
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Old 02-26-2018, 09:56 AM   #2
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I used to park next to other "cars". Now a days i just park where ever is closest/whats open lol.
Im like 50/50 on back in vs pull in.
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Old 02-26-2018, 10:10 AM   #3
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My parking priority

1. Parking spots that are on a corner, edge or next to an island - which give me room to park on the brink of the spot to leave me as far from the other car as possible. With a car on only one side, you reduce door dings by 50% already.

2. Far away, back of the lot

3. Next to a potential car enthusiast or at least someone who appears to care about their car.
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Old 02-27-2018, 03:52 AM   #4
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My parking priority

1. Parking spots that are on a corner, edge or next to an island - which give me room to park on the brink of the spot to leave me as far from the other car as possible. With a car on only one side, you reduce door dings by 50% already.

2. Far away, back of the lot

3. Next to a potential car enthusiast or at least someone who appears to care about their car.
I'm the same way. One thing I also do is try and park next to a car that looks to be taken care of. Usually the lady in the '92 Buick lasabre that's rusting apart doesn't care to grab her door handle on a windy day.
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Old 02-27-2018, 10:38 AM   #5
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I park where no one else wants to park and hope no one parks next to me.
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Old 02-27-2018, 10:41 AM   #6
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My parking priority

1. Parking spots that are on a corner, edge or next to an island - which give me room to park on the brink of the spot to leave me as far from the other car as possible. With a car on only one side, you reduce door dings by 50% already.

2. Far away, back of the lot

3. Next to a potential car enthusiast or at least someone who appears to care about their car.
same, and also usually back in for scene points bonus for parking next to other cool cars is they also hopefully dont like door dings, and it helps me look like i actually have friends which helps pull me out of my crippling depression slightly
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Old 02-28-2018, 01:56 PM   #7
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same, and also usually back in for scene points bonus for parking next to other cool cars is they also hopefully dont like door dings, and it helps me look like i actually have friends which helps pull me out of my crippling depression slightly
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Old 03-05-2018, 02:58 PM   #8
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I always park in a corner spot and far away from anyone to avoid door dings. I don't seek out GTI's to park next to as the likelihood of seeing another GTI here is slim to none as this is truck country.
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Old 03-28-2018, 01:17 AM   #9
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for 4 years I have parked my GTI at the back of every parking lot to avoid dings. Now for some reason I do not care at all and park in the closest available spot.
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Old 03-28-2018, 10:39 AM   #10
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i park as far away from everyone as i can, return to my car and a suburban is parked next to it.... on the line.
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Old 03-28-2018, 10:42 AM   #11
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LOL I always park next to GTIs or any VW that looks good.

I don't go out of my way though if a parking has adequate space i will park there.
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Old 03-28-2018, 04:35 PM   #12
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My parking priority

1. Parking spots that are on a corner, edge or next to an island - which give me room to park on the brink of the spot to leave me as far from the other car as possible. With a car on only one side, you reduce door dings by 50% already.

2. Far away, back of the lot

3. Next to a potential car enthusiast or at least someone who appears to care about their car.
This, except reverse #2 and #1.
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Old 03-29-2018, 02:50 AM   #13
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This, except reverse #2 and #1.
I definitely park further away when Its windy. Everyone knows Barbara doesn't hold onto the door handle when she opens her car door.
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I definitely park further away when Its windy. Everyone knows Barbara doesn't hold onto the door handle when she opens her car door.
i thought the same thing, but depending on where you are parking.... in an empty lot with shopping carts on a windy day...
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