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Old 07-01-2013, 06:19 PM   #1
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I park far enough away so the spaces around me don't fill up by the time I leave but not so far away that my lonesome car draws too much attention.
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Old 07-01-2013, 06:20 PM   #2
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Old 07-01-2013, 06:24 PM   #3
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I park as close to the front door of where ever I'm going as long as the space is wide enough. Been doing it for 2 years without incident.
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Old 07-01-2013, 06:26 PM   #4
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When going to a store I park the Vette in the garage and take the DD.
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Old 07-01-2013, 06:27 PM   #5
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I am a Disabled Combat Veteran, I have Disability License Plates. Always park up front. The spots leave plenty of room on both sides.

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Old 07-01-2013, 06:36 PM   #6
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I park far enough away so the spaces around me don't fill up by the time I leave but not so far away that my lonesome car draws too much attention.
Thats about what I do too. If parking at a motel overnight, I try to park at the end as close to the curb as possible without rubbing against the curb, leaving plenty of space on the other side of the car.
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Old 07-01-2013, 06:50 PM   #7
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Just trying to look for a big spot.....
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Old 07-01-2013, 06:54 PM   #9
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I park so far away the wife asks if we can wait for a shuttle to take us to the door....

In all honesty, parking the Vette in a parking lot makes me not enjoy taking it....
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Old 07-01-2013, 06:54 PM   #10
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i have a black truck with nearly zero scratches on it. one day while parked at a box store sortof away from the rest, i came out to find a cart into my door. received about a five inch long scrath, deep. its very unsightly, but its my truck which i drive a lot. its now 2.5 years old with 72k miles on it, and this one scratch......

now when driving the vette, i am cognizant of both where i park, and trying to park defensively to prevent a random cart incident, or if going to a busy lot, just leave the vette home.
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I just size up the space as to provide enough room so opening the doors shouldn't be a problem. I park square within the space not drawing extra attention to my car. No problems to date.
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I park far enough away so the spaces around me don't fill up by the time I leave but not so far away that my lonesome car draws too much attention.
the bonus is if I can find an end space I can put one side against.
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Old 07-01-2013, 07:07 PM   #13
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That is what I try to do.
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I park far enough away so the spaces around me don't fill up by the time I leave but not so far away that my lonesome car draws too much attention.
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I try to choose my parking space wisely. But, always some knucklehead has to be obnoxious and park next to me.
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As I said in the other thread I have a NYPD Captains plaque and a NYS Court Officers Union plaque. I'll park on the sidewalk if it means not parking near anybody or to get close enough to where I want to go. And yes I have parked on the sidewalk before.
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I dont usually use parking lots but when I do I park in any old spot
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Old 07-01-2013, 07:21 PM   #17
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Typical abuse of power. I bet you voted for Obama.
Jealous? BTW I don't vote.
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As I said in the other thread I have a NYPD Captains plaque and a NYS Court Officers Union plaque. I'll park on the sidewalk if it means not parking near anybody or to get close enough to where I want to go. And yes I have parked on the sidewalk before.
You are the man....a sidewalk, really where people can seamlessly walk close by with inconspicuous tools of etching destruction.........say it's a typo!!
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You are the man....a sidewalk, really where people can seamlessly walk close by with inconspicuous tools of etching destruction.........say it's a typo!!
No not a typo. Don't get me wrong its not something I make a habit out of nor would I block the path of people on a sidewalk. But if the situation allows me the opportunity, I have done it before without ever a repercussion and I have been doing it for about 10yrs. Believe me when I tell you that just about all people try to avoid the car when they see it parked in a compromising position.
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