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Hi everyone,

 

As we all on here love our Edges, I always wondered where do people mostly park in the parking lot? I like the park further away from everyone mainly because I don't have to drive around looking for a close spot, but there's people who like to park far to keep their cars from being scratched and what not.

 

So where do you park or what spots do you generally look for in the parking lot?

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I'm usually in the candihapped spot, as I just had a hip. When not, though, I try to find spots between two newer-looking expensive cars.

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Im with Dingo, I find myself looking for other newer cars, an end spot so only one car can park next to me (and I try to get close to the curb so there is a lot of space between me and the other car), or in the back of a parking lot. I have been known to take pictures of cars parked crazy next to mine and write down the date and time on a note. That usually leads me to do a walk around my car when I come back to it. This is my first new car, so I'm probably paranoid, but I worked hard for it and I want it to stay nice.

 

The other week, some As :censored:ole put gum on the inside of my driver's side door handle. I was pretty upset, but that's the kinda stuff I want to avoid. Hence why I do the above. Luckily, I was able to get the gum off by holding ice on it for a few minutes to freeze it. It came off without a fight and no damage to the car.

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I try and park in spots that have enough room, I like parking on the end spots, but since I tapped my rim on a curb the one time I am more leery on doing that now too, damn these 22's, lol. But like most I try to park next to nicer cars that I think will respect my space, although even people with nice cars tend to not care.

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My vehicle is not new, so I don't choose any specific place. Just try to avoid parking close to the ones that are "parking like an idiot". So far so good, didn't get any scratches on my 11 years old Escape. Hope for the same with MKX.

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Funny you should ask, I like to park in an end spot on the passenger side of the car next to me, here in South Florida, it seems that everybody drives their own car, therefore no passenger, no egress. Oh and on windy days, I try to find the same spot, and park into the wind...you ask why?...in South Florida again, some d-bag's on their phone, get out of their cars and let the door go, wind catches it, your car stops it. I hate that! (side note, I always ASK my girlfriend when she gets out of my car to " watch her door, its windy", she hates that...she's a blonde)

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JUST like a friend and my sister-in-law, I circle the lot endlessly looking for that perfect spot.

 

 

I then resort to following people from the building HOPING they have that perfect spot.

:headspin:

 

 

ab

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I always park all of my vehicles in the back and away from other cars. If I can't do that I will try to find a spot next to some structure that isn't a vehicle.

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I park away from the herd. I'll walk and stay away from the door dingers. However, I someone still hit my car leaving a nice scrape and no note.

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Im with Dingo, I find myself looking for other newer cars, an end spot so only one car can park next to me (and I try to get close to the curb so there is a lot of space between me and the other car), or in the back of a parking lot. I have been known to take pictures of cars parked crazy next to mine and write down the date and time on a note. That usually leads me to do a walk around my car when I come back to it. This is my first new car, so I'm probably paranoid, but I worked hard for it and I want it to stay nice.

 

The other week, some As :censored:ole put gum on the inside of my driver's side door handle. I was pretty upset, but that's the kinda stuff I want to avoid. Hence why I do the above. Luckily, I was able to get the gum off by holding ice on it for a few minutes to freeze it. It came off without a fight and no damage to the car.

 

GUM!? Wow what jerks.

I'm just happy that I'm not the only one who does this as all my passengers hate me for parking far. I don't try to park the farthest but I also do try to park where only one side of my car can be hit. I'm just always in awe of those people with the super nice cars who park like they couldn't give a damn about it!

 

If say I'm at school and I really have no choice in where to park, I always try to park near a camera that way at least I have some sense of emotional security! LOL. For me school is the most frustrating as some idiot decides to stick student parking near the baseball diamond!!

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I always park near a store camera. That why if something does happen it should be on tape. I try to avoid parking next to ricers and black people. Just kidding on the black people part.

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I park at the back of the parking lot because alot of people around here ( hicks) have crap cars or just don't care about they're cars and I hate when I find a ding in the side of my car.

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Way out in the parking lot where nobody else wants to be. Walking is good for you. It seems like half the time when I come back a junker is sitting next to my vehicle so I make it a point to ensure that not the least thing of value is visible inside.

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Check out this rock star parking! This is how I roll!

 

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Who said you could shop at my Target?

I'm closer to it than you are... :)

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JUST like a friend and my sister-in-law, I circle the lot endlessly looking for that perfect spot.

 

 

I then resort to following people from the building HOPING they have that perfect spot.

:headspin:

 

 

ab

 

Get many stalking complaints?? Hehehhehehe

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I'm with kc300c, stay away from kid haulers. Basically, away from anyone that doesn't understand how to value a car's appearance and worth. Old ladies, guys in 2 door beaters, and the SUVs that have those stickers indicating a small clan is on board.

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Check out this rock star parking! This is how I roll!

 

20120419_195027.jpg

 

Dingo be careful though, my mom parked somewhere like that and some idiot decides to park their buggie on the side of her car :angry22: ...there are some people who hate nicer/newer cars.

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Dingo be careful though, my mom parked somewhere like that and some idiot decides to park their buggie on the side of her car :angry22: ...there are some people who hate nicer/newer cars.

Yeah, unfortunately, you can only minimize the chance of damage, not eliminate it entirely.

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Check out this rock star parking! This is how I roll!

 

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You left your lights on...oh wait...I bet you have the auto off option...

 

I'm with CCL123, I think I would have used the space on the opposite end against the curb, less foot traffic; even though there is a cart corral next to which encourages proper parking of the carts.

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It depends on the circumstance because like others I try to park where only 1 car can park next to me. If I shop early in the morning, I like to park close and by a curb, but later in the day, I tend to park farther away because of the crowds. I try to park away from someone who is too close to the line, over the line, or that drives an absolute crappy vehicle since they are more likely to ding mine. Overall, though, it is luck, and I know that a vehicle can't stay new forever. In addition, most of the scratches are from me anyway.

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You left your lights on...oh wait...I bet you have the auto off option...

 

I'm with CCL123, I think I would have used the space on the opposite end against the curb, less foot traffic; even though there is a cart corral next to which encourages proper parking of the carts.

The row I was in is all handicapped.

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Heck of a nice looking rig, Dingo. I've only ever seen one 2011+ Sport around here and it was black. They are a bit pricey though at over $55,000.

 

I normally park a safe distance from wherever I am going. I don't mind walking. With an aging population, it's just not worth the risk of someone attempting to 'park by feel'.

 

My GMC Terrain had an option to tilt the outside mirrors toward the ground when you shifted into reverse so you could park closer to a curb without risking damage to your wheels. I wish Ford would implement something like that.

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My GMC Terrain had an option to tilt the outside mirrors toward the ground when you shifted into reverse so you could park closer to a curb without risking damage to your wheels. I wish Ford would implement something like that.

The problem with the auto option is when you may have to back into a long driveway (like I do). I simply leave my mirror selector on the right and just move it down as I'm backing in my parking space against the curb at work.

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