RS3 Extreme Parking

jaypers777

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I started a similar thread to this on the 8v S3 forum many moons ago for a bit of a laugh and it still proves popular. Seeing as we are all a bit bonkers, we probably all share the same fears of leaving our babies in car parks……..personally it fills me with dread and I do everything I can to park somewhere out of the way. There is then nothing more annoying to come back and find someone has parked next to you! Strange but true. Anyway, let’s see your defensive parking pictures. I’ll kick off with my favourite spot whenever I stay in a particular place.

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That colour is stunning, what's the paint code.
 

jaypers777

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Love that space, but my fear would be bird poop or tree sap from the overhanging tree ;-)
I know but lesser of 2 evils. Can easily deal with trees or birds.
 

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garethdj

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I started a similar thread to this on the 8v S3 forum many moons ago for a bit of a laugh and it still proves popular. Seeing as we are all a bit bonkers, we probably all share the same fears of leaving our babies in car parks……..personally it fills me with dread and I do everything I can to park somewhere out of the way. There is then nothing more annoying to come back and find someone has parked next to you! Strange but true. Anyway, let’s see your defensive parking pictures. I’ll kick off with my favourite spot whenever I stay in a particular place.

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Looking good in the sun


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AndyVWR

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Oh my goodness that is best space ever
I started a similar thread to this on the 8v S3 forum many moons ago for a bit of a laugh and it still proves popular. Seeing as we are all a bit bonkers, we probably all share the same fears of leaving our babies in car parks……..personally it fills me with dread and I do everything I can to park somewhere out of the way. There is then nothing more annoying to come back and find someone has parked next to you! Strange but true. Anyway, let’s see your defensive parking pictures. I’ll kick off with my favourite spot whenever I stay in a particular place.

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ashrs3

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I started a similar thread to this on the 8v S3 forum many moons ago for a bit of a laugh and it still proves popular. Seeing as we are all a bit bonkers, we probably all share the same fears of leaving our babies in car parks……..personally it fills me with dread and I do everything I can to park somewhere out of the way. There is then nothing more annoying to come back and find someone has parked next to you! Strange but true. Anyway, let’s see your defensive parking pictures. I’ll kick off with my favourite spot whenever I stay in a particular place.

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Cracking colour pal. Gonna look a million dollars once it's back from the detailers!
 

jaypers777

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So if I do say so myself, had a moment of ‘genius’ this morning (Jeremy Clarkson voice on the word!!). Either that or pure luck. Knew I would have to venture into an Asda car park today, the thought of which being the stuff of nightmares. Anyway, found this handy little space at the end of the row of wider disabled spaces. Miles from the shop, but that’s not important :)

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Snake Pliskin

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So if I do say so myself, had a moment of ‘genius’ this morning (Jeremy Clarkson voice on the word!!). Either that or pure luck. Knew I would have to venture into an Asda car park today, the thought of which being the stuff of nightmares. Anyway, found this handy little space at the end of the row of wider disabled spaces. Miles from the shop, but that’s not important :)

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hmmm ... that walkway right next to the car could provide 'risk' though ;)
 

8YARWY

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hmmm ... that walkway right next to the car could provide 'risk' though ;)

Out of control trolley / being pushed by a women with 10 kids

Or some bad tempered soul with a chip on their shoulder…… lol seen too many Tesla Sentry clips of this


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jaypers777

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You guys aren’t good for my paranoia at all :) ……..maybe I’ll just never leave it anywhere other than in my garage!!
 

jaypers777

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@Spinstorm ……..I need a lie down after seeing your pic! Nightmares.
 

jaypers777

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jaypers777

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I worry even about spaces like this, which I guess are relatively good. I then see what @Spinstorm has to deal with and I start to wonder if I’ve got a problem! Generally, I just don’t like parking next to anyone.

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jaypers777

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8YARWY

10th fastest 8Y in the world.........lol
Imagine having this doodle do doing this near you.

Everything that gets car enthusiasts a bad name.



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Spinstorm

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The RS3 is an amazing car but you are all too precious about it.

I don’t seek out tight spaces but if I have no alternative I’ll park between cars. I certainly would never drive across the car park looking for an empty corner or park half on grass…
 

kayemill

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The RS3 is an amazing car but you are all too precious about it.

I don’t seek out tight spaces but if I have no alternative I’ll park between cars. I certainly would never drive across the car park looking for an empty corner or park half on grass…

It’s not just our RS3 I use that spot for or any other where I choose wisely. My Polo sits in that spot most days and uses the same corner spot at Tesco every visit. I just don’t trust people to be decent.

The way I see it the left car in your pic had to hit your car to get out. You may have been lucky but I would never take the chance personally.


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jaypers777

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The RS3 is an amazing car but you are all too precious about it.

I don’t seek out tight spaces but if I have no alternative I’ll park between cars. I certainly would never drive across the car park looking for an empty corner or park half on grass…
This is a very healthy and balanced attitude. Unfortunately, many of us on here are a little unhinged when it comes to normal things like car parking spaces :p
 

8YARWY

10th fastest 8Y in the world.........lol
This is a very healthy and balanced attitude. Unfortunately, many of us on here are a little unhinged when it comes to normal things like car parking spaces :p

Unhinged lol, it’s the potential big bill from having a dent / scratch etc sorted out, if a dent can’t be done via a removal specialist then it’s a nightmare having a car sprayed, as generally it’s going to have to be blended onto the panels either side, in my experience not cheap to be done correctly.

Plus not everyone will buy a car that’s had paint, even if for ‘genuine’ reasons.

It’s always someone else’s stupidity that costs a careful owner.


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Mike.46

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RSt3ve

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The RS3 is an amazing car but you are all too precious about it.

I don’t seek out tight spaces but if I have no alternative I’ll park between cars. I certainly would never drive across the car park looking for an empty corner or park half on grass…
For me it's not an rs3 thing, it's a looking after your possessions thing, I'll always park between the lines but in the best space available and have done in every car I've owned. Door dings are not pretty and they never come out like new.

Tongue in cheek, but wasn't it you going on about wanting to PPF/protect the gloss black gear switch surround for fear of swirls?
 
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