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Has anyone else noticed their G is more prone to Car park dinks in the doors than other cars they've owned?

Had mine 6months and now have 2 small vertical crease dinks in the doors from where some myopic idiot has banged their door into mine while the G was parked ...

Had 2 MINIs over 9 years and never a dink, Mrs has a Micra which gets parked in the same (works) car park as the G - no dinks ... do ARs have 'thinner (lighter)' metal?
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I take the other car if going to a car park except at work where I get in early and bag a good spot. The curvy panels do allow thinner metal to used like those big old fridges!
Our other car is corrugated down one side from a park and run in my wife's work car park with deep grooves along the full length. Unbelievable
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Oddly I thought that they were pretty good. Our Mito seems to be much worse. I managed to open my GT's door on the front wing and thats left a big vertical line and theres two on the rear wheel arch where doors have been opened on it.
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If you live in the Midlands, Dave & Andy from Dentcraft in Sheldon are magicians.

The took a load out of the GT a couple of weekends back
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If you live in the Midlands, Dave & Andy from Dentcraft in Sheldon are magicians.

The took a load out of the GT a couple of weekends back
will look 'em up, thx
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Don't use carparks!

If you have to, go for a distant corner space, apart from a 50% risk reduction as your only exposed on one side, people are lazy and don't want to walk further than they have to from their car so will usually park in nearest spot not the furthest corner (unless you meet me in a car park that is )
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I think there is some truth to the theory that G's are more prone to dinks. I've had about 4-5 dinks fixed by my local guy (a true genious), and according to him, there is an overrepresenation of Giuliettas at his shop.
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It maybe a bit of an expensive option, but I find having two kids helps as you can park in the wider bays . Maybe just buy a child car seat?
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I think it,s the shape of the panels which show up dings more than on some other makes,the 147 showed them badly because of the swage line which ran front to back,and the giuli shows them because of it,s delicate shaping on it,s panels.(none on my bella yet)
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Thanks for the tip SR - appreciated
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156 was the same, its no worse than any other car with doors designed the same...
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Thanks for the inputs guys; all sorted now, thanks to Ady @ Mobile Paintless Dent Removal At Dents First in Nottingham & Derby - top job
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any car without the plastic protectors will be vulnerable.
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Some t055€r has done the passenger side door of my Brera
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