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|13th November 2009, 03:04||#31|
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My simple solution: when you are parking, park such that a car parked to your left will have enough space to open the driver-side door, and there is just about enough space for you to crawl out of your car's driver-side.
Most cars are driven alone, and hence your car's left sides are good. The car parked to your car's right, if driving off with a passenger, wont have enough space for the passenger- hence the driver has to get in and take the car out for the passengers to get in
Improvising on this idea- park it very very close to the car on your right, and get off the right side of your car (creating way too much space in the left and way too little space in the right)!
|17th November 2009, 02:15||#32|
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@pho3n!x: Nice idea, Might work for you but not for me. I would rather prefer to get down from left side of the car doing some gymnastics inside the cabin to get to the other side .
Buy 2 rubber strips of atleast 2 inch thick and fix it to the doors and forget abt scratches happening in parking area.
I used to have stainless steel bars in front and side of my '89 model Premier Padmini and did work as no one ever dare to come near my vehicle.
|17th November 2009, 02:36||#33|
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|17th November 2009, 14:32||#36|
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|17th November 2009, 14:33||#37|
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Actually one keeps door defenders only when they park. There was one more which you hang from your basement parking between you and your neighbours car.
I recently bought for the Altis very small corner protectors for all doors. This prevents someone in my car opening the door to wall or a high kerb and chipping the door paint in the corner.
|17th November 2009, 14:37||#38|
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^^ Doordefender - Expect a low life to just yank it off and make away with it within a few min of parking at a public place. These things are not meant for India.
On the contrary, manufacturers should provide a black strong strip, surrounding the entire circumference of the car as a protection. And make it thick enough and easily rub'able and polishable.
This should be an important design aspect.
Something similiear is there the newer model Santro and Getz and even on the Octavia. They look far better (integrated) than those after market strips and corner protectors.
|17th November 2009, 14:44||#39|
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EDIT: the door defenders are pretty expensive. $120 for a pair plus shipping!
Last edited by Tejas@perioimpl : 17th November 2009 at 14:46. Reason: see edit
|17th November 2009, 20:51||#41|
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My mom's U-VA has those rubber door protectors on the door end in order to prevent scratching the door of the 'other' car!
Maybe we can build a radar or something(miniature radar system) - Guardian Alert: How it works
Another interesting read - Smart Cars
Here's an innovative concept that can be modified to be used as a radar system! - Radar car collision prevention systems put to the test
- Infineon Brings Radar Technology to Mid-Range Cars - Infineon Technologies
Though primarily preventing accidents, they can also be used as a driving aid! (thus reducing the chances of scratches)
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