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Old 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)!
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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.
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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)!
I do the very same thing! It's worked most of the times. The only fear i have is that the driver of the car to the right should not be a newbie with a pathetic judgement because he might end up crashing into my car while 'reversing out and turning'. That would leave a MUCH BIGGER dent than a door
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the only way that really works is to leave all the dents as they are. Once people see all the dents, they'll figure you're a rough driver and give you a wide berth
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Now, who in their right minds would fit a DoorDefender on their cars?

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"GTO" This should be one of the best and innovative move on safeguarding the doors. But i think we have to cover the whole car with this padding due to the fact that if the cars are parked parallelly then this will work, but what will happen when the car is little bit on the front end /back end side and the door opens on the front/boot side

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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.
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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.
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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.
Where did you get them from? Can you post some pics?

EDIT: the door defenders are pretty expensive. $120 for a pair plus shipping!

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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!


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Though primarily preventing accidents, they can also be used as a driving aid! (thus reducing the chances of scratches)
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