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Old 08-08-2005, 09:30 PM   #41
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Haha, I totally do that whenever I am forced to park next to another car, and I thought I was the only one, my car is actually parked like that right now while I'm at work. Otherwise, I try to park on the end spots wayyyyyy far out. The first and last time I parked next to a SUV I came back from dinner, and truck was gone, and there was a nice dent in the rear passenger door, estimate was $550 to fix it I do everything you guys are describing...also I also scold people (in a friendly way) whenever they slam the doors, which happens to everyone who has never riden in my car before...I guess the doors in our cars are easier to close then most other cars - has anyone else experienced this problem or am I the only one who is that protective Great thread by the way
Thanks Andy.

Yeah, that reminds me, I have 3 mysterious dents that are side by side on my rear quarter panel. I think they're from a shopping cart, but I'm too cheap to get some dent repair guy to come fix it.

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Old 08-08-2005, 09:32 PM   #42
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Home Depot is down there with Walmart as some of the worst parking lots.

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Double threat, Walmart is right next to this Home Depot. lol
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Old 08-08-2005, 09:33 PM   #43
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Double threat, Walmart is right next to this Home Depot. lol
holy ****, that's like the Center of The Shitty Parking Lot Universe. STAY AWAY!!!

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Old 08-08-2005, 09:37 PM   #44
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-After eating at a restaurant with my friends, I make them wash their hands before entering the car.

hah never thought of that one but thanks for the advice!

-When I go into a restaurant or something, I always try to get a seat near the window, so I can keep an eye out on the car.
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Old 08-08-2005, 09:41 PM   #45
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I forgot to mention. One of the biggest things that bugs me is when people are standing waaaay too close to my car. Or if they're staring at it. It makes me nervous.

This one time, I was at Charhut (this semi-fast food place), and I sat in a booth right by the window with my car about 10 feet from me. This entire family of various ages were gathered all around my car and there was a kid leaning on it (their giant GMC box van was parked next to me). I was like "wtf!?". I used my trusty remote kit on my angel eyes to activate them, and I guess the kid's sister or something noticed and he jumped from the car. It was classic.

Then I proceeded to give them The Stare until they piled into their car and left. Stupid people.

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Old 08-08-2005, 10:05 PM   #46
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Wow it's amazing how much I can relate to you guys. I'm pretty much the EXACT same to pretty much everything that's been said in this thread. I'd like to add that I give whoever's in my car (not my girl, i've got her trained after a TON of *****ing to her) when they open and close my doors. First off it can't be too hard or else i'll be severly pissed and I will always warn them to never EVER even think about touching the glass when opening or especially when closing. Nothing makes me cringe more than seeing somebody closing my door with their hand on the glass (I have a coupe).

In addition, I'll add this wonderful story. There is a fine balance when parking... you wanna park far enough so that people stay away from you and nobody parks near you but not TOO far so that your car is left all alone in an empty parking lot attracting a ton of attention (cuz of course e46's are pure sex). So anyways this one time I'm out for a movie, it's the last show of the night but theatre was still busy when I got there. Well I parked way too far away that when I got out of the theatre, the parking lot was practically empty and waaaaaaaaay off in the distance was my car. To my horror, I noticed there was a group of guys surrounding my car, they were looking inside and looking over my car from every angle. I quickly hit the unlock button on my remote... but DAMNIT the range on these damn remotes suck. Good thing I remembered by trusty e46fanatic remote-to-chin technique. Sure enough it worked, it unlocked the car and at that very moment, they all BOLTED in different directions. It was fricken hilarious, my buddy and I quickly got into the car and drove the hell outta there.
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Old 08-08-2005, 10:11 PM   #47
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Yeah, I hate it when people are all around my car like that. Makes me super nervous.

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Old 08-08-2005, 10:49 PM   #48
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I'm the same. Another technique that I use is:

- When parking in a parking lot, I always park with the drivers side closer to the lines than the passengers side.

Why?

More often than not it's just one person in the car, the driver. Well their drivers side is the passenger side of my car. Therefore I'm leaving them with more room to open their door and lessens the chance of them hitting my car.

Great if car on driver's side has no passengers, bad if car on driver's side ends up having passengers. I find most passengers are more careless with doors than the driver/owner of the car.
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Old 08-08-2005, 10:53 PM   #49
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CC Nomada is right. A lot of times, the drivers will be more careful because they probably hate it when the same thing happens to them. Passengers (which are usually kids or women), don't care as much.....no offense to mel.

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Old 08-08-2005, 11:16 PM   #50
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I try to stay away from cars as much as i can i dont care if i have to walk 2 more minutes i rather do tha anyday and if im with friends i like to park next to them because i know they will be careful and if they hit my damn car i will know who they are hehe I know by the end of the school year someone will do something to my car because we got 3 black e46s parked next to each other so someone is gonna have to hate
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Old 08-08-2005, 11:18 PM   #51
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DAMN! I HATE that. This one time, I parked far out there in the middle of the nowhere with no one around me. When I came back out of the store, there was a giant GMC truck parked RIGHT next to me. Of all the spots he could of parked in. To make it worse, his car was parked about 5 inches from my car, and he left me a nice sized ding too. So I keyed his car I know, it was a douchebag move, but the guy really really deserved it.
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Keyed it?!?
You should have written the letters BMW in human feces (preferably your own) all over his f***ing windshield.
BTW boys.........don't kid yourselves.
Some of these stupid pr***s do this stuff intentionally.
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Old 08-08-2005, 11:33 PM   #52
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To my horror, I noticed there was a group of guys surrounding my car, they were looking inside and looking over my car from every angle. I quickly hit the unlock button on my remote... but DAMNIT the range on these damn remotes suck. Good thing I remembered by trusty e46fanatic remote-to-chin technique. Sure enough it worked, it unlocked the car
Hey that's a new one for me.
Just what is the "remote-to-chin technique"? lol
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Old 08-08-2005, 11:57 PM   #53
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i have two cars luckily, my nice car, hmmm, what could that be, and my "$hit" car. i drive them both and being a brother of two, a younger brother and a sister, i consistently make them dust their feet, wash their hands, if they finish eating or working, and if they come back from the gym, they must must must put a towel behind then and on the seat to avoid sweet or other stuff to get on the seats. i wash my car every week also, even though the car is under a car cover, for more than 15 hours during the day. call me anal, even my parents think so, but i can see the pollen, dust, bird ****, and tree sap on my car!
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Hey that's a new one for me.
Just what is the "remote-to-chin technique"? lol
Haha it's probably the best kept secret. Basically hold your key up to your chin and press the button you need if you're out of your "regular" range for your key. Your head actually acts like an antenna and amplifies the signal. Give it a try, I was amazed that this actually worked.
It's also a sweet way to get some brain damage but that should never stop a fanatic.
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Old 08-09-2005, 12:27 AM   #55
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Great if car on driver's side has no passengers, bad if car on driver's side ends up having passengers. I find most passengers are more careless with doors than the driver/owner of the car.
Oookay, but it's worked out for me so far... until something changes my mind, I'll keep doing it.
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Old 08-09-2005, 08:48 AM   #56
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Haha it's probably the best kept secret. Basically hold your key up to your chin and press the button you need if you're out of your "regular" range for your key. Your head actually acts like an antenna and amplifies the signal. Give it a try, I was amazed that this actually worked.
It's also a sweet way to get some brain damage but that should never stop a fanatic.
That's insane.
Of course...........now I'm going to have to try that.
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Old 08-09-2005, 09:02 AM   #57
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My addition...

I always prefer stopping next to a fellow BMW or a brand new expensive car, than parking next to noone... This way I know the person next to me is most likely careful about his car and if he happens to leave before me, he won't give me a dent. If there is noone next to me, I have no control on what kind of crappy car and careless people may get there.
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Old 08-09-2005, 09:15 AM   #58
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My addition...

I always prefer stopping next to a fellow BMW or a brand new expensive car, than parking next to noone... This way I know the person next to me is most likely careful about his car and if he happens to leave before me, he won't give me a dent. If there is noone next to me, I have no control on what kind of crappy car and careless people may get there.
Unfortunately what you just said has created a giant paradox. We don't like it when people look for our nice cars and park right next to it, yet you say when you park, you want to park right next to it. AHHHH, MY BRAIN IS TURNING INTO MASHED POTATOES!!!!

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Old 08-09-2005, 09:53 AM   #59
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I used to do everything you guys do....with the exception of making people wash their hands. ... in the beginning. Then I got a ding on my passenger fender and I it didnt matter at that point. I stopped trying to take protect it.

I'm still cauious of where I park and who's around me. I give a quick glance and smile to people when there opening up there doors next to me.

I got more important things to worry about then worry if something is going to happen to my car. It sucks getting older...

To each his own....
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Totally understandable. But hey, the way I see it, you put all this time and money into your car, you definitely would want to protect it. If you could do something about it, why not?

As much of an inflated analogy this may be, I'd compare it to having a kid. You put so much time, love, energy, money, and all that jazz into it, you don't want to let your kid go out and get punched by some douchebag or bullied. *shrug* Maybe it's just me.

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