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What's the point!!!

Hey all, well I have just paid a good part of £500 on getting all the dents taken out of my bella you see.

Went out this afternoon to my local Sainsbury's and parked well away from other cars, when I cam back I had THREE new dents on the drivers side and TWO new ones on the passanger side.

Not only this but there is a nice long scrape on that side as well.

Why do we bother looking after out lovley looking piece of "art" when stupid prats don't give a ****.

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Sorry to hear that .You don't have enemies by any chance?
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If you go to supermarkets, put some kiddy seats in the car and park in the parent and toddler bays, they are much wider and you won't get any dints
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If you go to supermarkets, put some kiddy seats in the car and park in the parent and toddler bays, they are much wider and you won't get any dints
I just take my dad and park there anyway.
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If you go to supermarkets, put some kiddy seats in the car and park in the parent and toddler bays, they are much wider and you won't get any dints
most supermarkets are starting to monitor the parent and kiddy spaces. If you're seen getting in or out of the car without little 'uns, they'll fine you. Seat or not.

(and a bloody good thing too, I'm sick of all the parent and baby spaces beign taken up, forcing me to park in a tiny space so that I can't get the baby out without the door getting a dink from a pillar or likewise)
 
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people are so f-ing careless and inconsiderate

my car looks like its an etch-a-sketch board it has that many fine scratches on it
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people are so f-ing careless and inconsiderate

my car looks like its an etch-a-sketch board it has that many fine scratches on it
Ditto. It seems to care not how careful you are, even if no one is parked next to you you end up with dents in the doors.... GRRRRRRR!
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i always park in the middle of 2 spaces now. I've had enough of idiots putting dents in my car.

I work in a multistorey car park, and as a result have a silly amount of little dings and scratches all around my 147.
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The amazing thing about supermarket carparks is that no matter which far flung corner you park....someone will always park up next to you!!
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If you pester the supermarker manager, would he let you watch the CCTV to find the culprit?
 
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The amazing thing about supermarket carparks is that no matter which far flung corner you park....someone will always park up next to you!!
I think it's part of the Alfa magnetism !

Seriously though it's very annoying, I think if you parked in the middle of a ploughed field someone would park next to you.
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The only time I EVER park next to another car in my car is when its another Alfa.

Luckily I have access to other cars as well most of the time so usually when an evil carpark is concerned I drive something else.
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I work in a multistorey car park, and as a result have a silly amount of little dings and scratches all around my 147.
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If you pester the supermarker manager, would he let you watch the CCTV to find the culprit?
I too park in the multi-storey car park at work,,, more or less always in the same spot,,, directly under/ infront of the camera.... just incase some idiot prangs my car.... I would defo get the footage and then call the cops... (if they didn't leave there correct details)..

Door dings drive me up the wall too... I don't understand how people can do this... without the blink of an eye...
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... I don't understand how people can do this... without the blink of an eye...
It's quite simple, really.


Their door shows no damage, so it must be ok, innit?


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Not an Alfa but recently someone smashed the front bumper
(new one required) of the good ladys MGF - Morrissons car park up near Durham i think - no CCTV and in a packed car park on a busy saturday afternoon nobody saw anything, oh and manager of shop didnt give a s**t as they have their little "at owners risk" signs up!!!
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What do you go to the supermarket for?


They deliver.
 
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i always park in the middle of 2 spaces now. I've had enough of idiots putting dents in my car.
I can't believe how many people are doing this now. I get tempted to block them in.
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I once came out of Asda (Bearsden) to find someone had kicked in the rear quarter panel of my Punto, the day before I was trading it in!!

It was parked in an end space very near the entrance, mid-afternoon, needless to say I blew my top.
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I take the van, no-one parks near me !!
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Is there not a device that turns the car into one whole electro rod thingy??, it arms when you set the alarm.

So if someone hits their door into our cars they will get the shock of their lifes!!!

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i always park in the middle of 2 spaces now. I've had enough of idiots putting dents in my car.
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I can't believe how many people are doing this now. I get tempted to block them in.
I saw a car parked this way in Waitrose, Ruislip last Saturday. Now, that is a pay and display car park 'cos the local council refuse to sell it to Waitrose (Must be a right good money earner).

Anyhow ther were THREE pretend-plod milling round it and taking photos and sticking things on it, and I don't think they were discussing what a nice car it was!

I hate people who can't get a proper job more than people who park krappily!

BUT not as much as I hate the people who have put a row of dinks down the side of MY Silver 147!

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Could carry cones in the boot to put around the car when it's parked !!
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I can't believe how many people are doing this now. I get tempted to block them in.
More tempting to park over two spaces yourself, right next to them, as close as you can get, mirror to mirror.
 
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So OK a month ago I got my front bumper resprayed to sort out some cracks & missing paint it had, had since I got it 2 weeks later my missus reverses into it not a mark on her car exactly the same damage near enough to mine again I might as well have burnt the cash I nearly killed her (In my mind at least )
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lets face it, nobody gives a **** nowadays (apart from Alfa owners obviously)

you are never going to stop door dinks from happening

If you are bothered, either buy a banger to take to the supermarket (like i have a vectra), or get an "internet delivery"
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