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  • IanMunro
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    The other neighbor you ranted to about parking has had a word with this one, and they’ve decided to accidently dent your car on a regular basis.
    Time to move, or buy an old landy or hilux 🙂

    LOL – no, it has been going on since way before the other neighbour and I had our little fall out. And I heard on the grapevine (through another neighbour) that she admitted she was a grouchy old cow and felt bad about what she had said. Still hasn’t apologised though.

    Spongebob
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    Errect a fence!

    Premier Icon wwaswas
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    I get the impression it’s communal, nose to the kerb, type parking, bob.

    you could buy him some of those little rubber things that clip over his door and cushion the blow a bit?

    Premier Icon BigDummy
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    I realised the other day as I tried to find a break in the solid wall of parked cars on my street wide enough to get the Big Dummy through to get to my gate that owning a car would be an absolute pain in the neck.

    It is at the end of a lane, side by side so the doors open into the opposite car. We ‘could’ erect a fence, but it would make it more difficult for us to get in and out as it is relatively narrow anyway. And as we are about to have twins, I think that giving ourselves less room to get in and out of the car will cause more problems than it will solve.

    RudeBoy
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    Gaffer tape a bit of carboard, over some bubble wrap, onto the door.

    Not pretty, but will prevent further damage.

    Premier Icon Coyote
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    Torch his car. He won’t do it again and the burnt out husk will serve as a warning to others.

    Dust-off and nuke him from orbit, only way to be sure.

    mrsflash
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    And as we are about to have twins

    do you set yourself a challenge to get this info into every post 😉 😆

    mrsflash
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    anyway I think the correct advice is either wee in his shoes, or own him with bombers.

    Premier Icon Speshpaul
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    Next time you are chatting mention that some idiot in a car park has ****tted your door again. The message might sink in.

    do you set yourself a challenge to get this info into every post

    Not a challenge but, as you can imagine, I am VERY excited (especially as it is 36 week scan this afternoon)!

    Sorry – will try not to mention that we are having twins again. 😉

    Rich
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    Coyote – Member

    Torch his car. He won’t do it again and the burnt out husk will serve as a warning to others.

    😆 😆

    Premier Icon pedalhead
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    Are these your first kids? Give it a few weeks and you’ll be so knackered you won’t give a flying **** about the car 🙂

    My wife’s car is normally parked outside our house and recently I have noticed the odd scratch and one proper dent on the side nearest to where our neighbour parks. Up till now we have had no reason to be certain it was him so we had just put it down to the usual inevitable marks cars get.

    This morning I saw another dent and, as the car has not been moved since Sunday when I washed it, we know for certain it was him.

    So – my question is – how do I approach it? I don’t want to go in all guns blazing and accusing him. He is an older bloke with a car with big doors and it may just be that he doesn’t realise what he is doing, but at the same time I want him to know we are not happy.

    Now where’s the T-Cut?…

    Premier Icon wwaswas
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    and give it a couple of years and the interior will look like a badly filled skip and you’ll be grateful for the distraction of the dents in the doors.

    hora
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    Its a no-win situation. He/his passenger will know that his car door knocks against yours. Its obvious isnt it? So he obviously thinks its not an issue so would look at you like you are mad/he wouldnt agree. Ideally you want him to say ‘oh, I didnt realise (shock look on face), Im really sorry etc’.

    Trust me, my GF thinks opening a car door against a wall etc is no problem- she thinks I have a problem as its ‘only a car’ and they are meant to be scratched with wear and tear.

    Its a fence- then your guranteed/peace of mind.

    Premier Icon takisawa2
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    Oooh….if this annoys you it will pail to insignificance at the frustration of the selfish arseholes parked in the parent & toddler bays when you’ve two babies to get in / out of the car….

    I’m with burning his car.
    But I’d move yours first.

    Premier Icon robbo1234biking
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    Oooh….if this annoys you it will pail to insignificance at the frustration of the selfish arseholes parked in the parent & toddler bays when you’ve two babies to get in / out of the car….

    Is that the ones in convertibles without kids who simply must pick up a bottle of wine on the way home from a hard day at the office…?

    Premier Icon pedalhead
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    ..and on that subject…why are there always loads more disabled parking spaces than parent/toddler ones? I mean, surely there’s a higher proportion of people with kids than those with a disability? oh well.

    RudeBoy
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    Yes, but maybe more people with kids could manage to park a little further from the main entrance, whereas it could be more difficult for someone with disabilities to have to travel the extra distance.

    Premier Icon pedalhead
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    you haven’t met my kids

    ski
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    Had the same thing with our next door neighbour, again did not relizied it was here until we spotted it happening.

    Again, elderly and she did not know she was marking the car, she used to swing out the door of her car as far as it could go, then lever herself out using the door, which left little vertical scratches to our car.

    TBH I did not mention it to her, she was a great neighbour and had enough on her plate to contended with.

    MF – Could your neighbour park his car the other way round so his door does not open onto your car, or is there scope to jiggle the space so it makes it easier for both of you?

    Premier Icon wwaswas
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    I always thought the disabled bays were put close to the store to give able bodied bmw drivers somewhere convenient to park?

    mrsflash
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    Not a challenge but, as you can imagine, I am VERY excited (especially as it is 36 week scan this afternoon)!

    Sorry – will try not to mention that we are having twins again.

    You know I know that 🙂 Mention it as much as you like and let us know how scan goes 🙂

    Premier Icon ourmaninthenorth
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    MF – wait until those twins(!) arrive, and then make sure every time you open your car door to get the little tots in and out you give his car a good belt. It’ll soon concentrate his attention.

    Then, when he starts out of his house to moan about it, you need only reply with:

    “We’ve got twins, you know. I haven’t slept for 72 hours and willyougetoutofmyf***ingwayplease.”

    (PS Hope the scan goes well)

    Premier Icon Mr Agreeable
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    Watch and learn.

    Could your neighbour park his car the other way round so his door does not open onto your car, or is there scope to jiggle the space so it makes it easier for both of you?

    It is a difficult one – we try to park far enough across that his door will open plenty, but his doors are huge so we couldn’t get far enough across. I doubt he would want to park the other way as it would mean his door opening straight into his gate.

    MF – wait until those twins(!) arrive, and then make sure every time you open your car door to get the little tots in and out you give his car a good belt. It’ll soon concentrate his attention.

    His is an old and relatively battered car – I doubt he would care/notice if that happened…

    Nitromorse his car. Its the only way you will get some peace of mind.

    You ask him to stop it – Fall out LOSE
    You ignore it – You get more and more wound up LOSE
    You ask him to park another way – Fall Out LOSE
    You put a fence up – You cant get in easily LOSE

    You nitro his car – You watch whilst he goes mental trying to work out who did it. Chances are he will ask you if you have seen anyone suspicious around. You drop into the conversation that you are also looking for the person who keeps opening their door into your car and damaging it. Say that there are some really horrible people in this world and walk off. This way if he keeps damaging your car, at least you have the ‘upper hand’ in the damage stakes to his car and if it stops you get the result you want as well.

    Go buy some Nitro

    Premier Icon takisawa2
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    You could always pay for a gull-wing conversion on his car.

    Or park so close that he cant get to his door.

    uplink
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    Trust me, my GF thinks opening a car door against a wall etc is no problem- she thinks I have a problem as its ‘only a car’ and they are meant to be scratched with wear and tear.

    That’s pretty much my take on it too – I always wondered why cars are made so shiny & easily damaged & then expected to spend their whole lives in a hostile environment.

    As for the OP – It may be worth just going to see the fella & asking if you can make it any easier for him to get in & out of his car & see where it goes from there.

    Premier Icon Mr Agreeable
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    Cut off his head, and display it on your satellite dish as a warning.

    hora
    Member

    Ok, leftfield here. How about a foam block or similar etc that you can place against your car everytime you park up?

    Hide in the car, so when he does it again you can leap out and give the old bugger a heart attack, he won’t do it again EVER RIP! Job done.

    hora
    Member

    Is this on the Scirroco? I was looking at one this mroning- its got the same big/wide open flanks as my old Altea- door-dingtastic 🙁

    Cut off his head, and display it on your satellite dish as a warning.

    Oh my! How I LOLed at that one!!!!!

    Premier Icon DezB
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    Might be stating the obvious, but can’t you say “Excuse me old bean, looks like you might’ve bumped our car with your door. Would you mind being careful when you open the doors please?”

    Maybe, hold a claw hammer in your hand and while you say it whap it into the palm of the other hand.

    Rich
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    Hehe, this forum is funny sometimes! 😀

    help him out and remove his doors!!

    Premier Icon ourmaninthenorth
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    help him out and remove his doors

    Easier – weld his doors shut..!

    Premier Icon D0NK
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    Some people are just utter utter feckwits who dont give a **** about the world and things around them. I was on a course last year and we had to go to the local pub for lunch, one lady who was driving kindly offered to take a few of us non drivers down there. Some fatty gutbucket, sat in the backseat, upon arrival opened the door til it hit the car next to us then dragged his considerable heft out easing quite a bit of weight off the suspension causing a 3″ vertical scratch on the next car and no doubt taking some paint off the edge of the nice lady’s door.

    Point it out to your neighbour and ask him to stop doing it, make it clear your not going to be suing him for it or otherwise going apoplectic – you don’t want it escalating, he may realise what a tit he is being.

    Yes it’s only paintwork and I wouldn’t worry about the odd scratch but if this happens everytime he parks up your car will end up pretty tatty.

    PS some bloody funny suggestions made me giggle 🙂

    Well I spent an hour with T-Cut last night and the surface scratches have come out, but I am left with three nice dents along the back door.

    Decided to let it lie this time but I will have to say something if it happens again.

    mrsflash
    Member

    How was the scan yesterday M_F?

    All was fine thanks Mrsflash – mum and babies all doing fine so they are happy for her to keep carrying them and wait for a natural labour rather than inducing.

    Thanks for asking 🙂

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