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Old 11-14-2007, 11:30 AM
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Do you park your new c class near other cars?

In store parking lots and what not. Or will you actually go out of your way to find one of the furthur spaces away that not many people have parked near.

I can't help but think that if I park near others, little kids will just open the door carelessly and ding my car doors.
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Old 11-14-2007, 12:13 PM
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I park my car as far away from the enterance as possible... it's been a habit since my first car. My wife understands... and now that we have a kid, I'd drop them off first and then go park.
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I always park as far as i can with my cls550, but i only do it about half the time with my c350, even though i should care more but im just to lazy sometimes plus its the reason i bought it, to have a nice benz that im not always so scared to just even drive, lol. Now with my truck idc much at all even though i take good care of it as well as much as i can being its a my work truck.
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i do park also away from the entrance for same reason of other people are being careless. Normally i use my other car when i go shopping. I guess its just cose my C is new so I am being extra careful with it. lol
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I do now with this car (didn't before this). I can use the exercise anyway. And besides, I WANT it to stand out all by itself because it is so cool!
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Is this a trick question? Is the crew from Punked going to break down my door with cameras? Ha ha ha, anyone who cares about their car isn't going to park right next to someone if they don't have to. That being said, I like to park on the outskirts, not out in the middle of no where because that draws attention to your car which you might not want in any high crime areas such as malls or parking garages, but far enough way that other cars won't be pulling in next to me. Then I cross my fingers for luck lmao.
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every time I do this, some a-hole ALWAYS ends up parking right next to me anyways...
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Old 11-14-2007, 04:38 PM
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every time I do this, some a-hole ALWAYS ends up parking right next to me anyways...
Exactly! Happened to me last week, had a scuff mark on my door, but luckily it came right off with some polish.
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<<In store parking lots and what not. Or will you actually go out of your way to find one of the furthur spaces away that not many people have parked near.
I can't help but think that if I park near others, little kids will just open the door carelessly and ding my car doors.>>

Little kids? The BIG problem is all those cellphone women in their SUVs. Whacko! Oooo, it's only a car, they bleat.

And it's true, nice shiny cars seem to attract blivets such as Volvo 240 wagons, '75 Bonnevilles and various Subarus.

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I'll be driving to work every day and parking in a multi-story parking lot ... I need to find somewhere to park; maybe like 2 floors higher than normal or something, but my regular spot is a no-no as it's heavy traffic, and you really never know who's passing by with bags and crap ...
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I park my car from other cars as far as possible . Unfortunately it is not always possible, some stores as Costco are overcrowded. I consider that parking far allows me to walk, since I do not do gym, it has benefits for my health. Benz uses a good steel so it isn't easy to ding it, but it can happen eventually. So park your car alone. There is one exception, when you park your car in areas where many criminals live, you car can be vandalized if stays away from other cars.
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I usually do this for about the first 3 months until the newness wears off. But, even when I park in the back 40 I always end up with some beater right next to me.
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I never park near another car. I find a protected space to park - enen though this means I have to walk a good way. I have not had a ding in any of my cars for 15 years as a result. It is possible but it requires a fair amount of effort.

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I never park near another car. I find a protected space to park - enen though this means I have to walk a good way. I have not had a ding in any of my cars for 15 years as a result. It is possible but it requires a fair amount of effort.

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have always done the same - and it's good exercise too.
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Although I don't have a w204, I am really careful with my car. I park the farthest away and I get pissed off even for a tiny rock chip. Even tho I park far away, someone keyed it for no reason. I guess these things can't be avoided. Insurance is going to take care of i tho, just haven't had the time to take it in to a shop.



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OMGosh!! That sucks ! I wonder if people secretly know we park our cars far away to avoid getting knicked... and purposely park next to it or in the case above.. purposely key the car.
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Although I don't have a w204, I am really careful with my car. I park the farthest away and I get pissed off even for a tiny rock chip. Even tho I park far away, someone keyed it for no reason. I guess these things can't be avoided. Insurance is going to take care of i tho, just haven't had the time to take it in to a shop.



it sucks but think of it as car graffiti you may feel better.
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I dont park miles away from everyone but I stay on the perimeter
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Old 11-15-2007, 07:26 PM
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Fortunately or not, I have a disability sticker and I always park in the handicap space. I never worry about other cars parking next to me.
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