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      09-03-2019, 04:44 PM   #23
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No way.

I daily drive in NYC. If I have to see the daily accumulation of damage on a regular basis, I'd go insane. There's no avoiding it here, just let it happen and save yourself the stress. Take care of it with a good detail/paint correction after winter.
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      09-03-2019, 07:18 PM   #24
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No way.

I daily drive in NYC. If I have to see the daily accumulation of damage on a regular basis, I'd go insane. There's no avoiding it here, just let it happen and save yourself the stress. Take care of it with a good detail/paint correction after winter.
Oh man...I can't imagine my car in NYC. I'd go crazy.
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      09-04-2019, 09:39 AM   #25
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No way.

I daily drive in NYC. If I have to see the daily accumulation of damage on a regular basis, I'd go insane. There's no avoiding it here, just let it happen and save yourself the stress. Take care of it with a good detail/paint correction after winter.
I couldn't imagine daily drive in NYC, would drive nuts...

edit: I drive my car on weekends only...
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      09-04-2019, 09:54 AM   #26
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Oh man...I can't imagine my car in NYC. I'd go crazy.
Complete nightmare.
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      09-04-2019, 10:42 AM   #27
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yes car had a gas leak from lock ring not being tightened all the way during walbro install. tpms innactive with new 666m wheels, gotta check the air often.
that and ive had my car spit on in parking lots and spoiler and GoPros stolen off trunk mount.
im going to wrap it myself soon, so then after, ill be checking even more so.
windshield washer pump needs to be installed, i check the car even more when i go to the gas station to wash my windows for free. (i fill at halfway mark; e85)
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      09-06-2019, 06:12 AM   #28
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I recently had someone splash soda on the passenger side of my car. It's my DD Mazda CX-5, I park by myself and never take up 2 spots or any other douche move.

Well, after 3 days in the hot summer, the acid went straight past the clear coat. Pretty much half my rear passenger door.

Moral of the story: check your entire car once a day
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      09-06-2019, 09:25 AM   #29
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No, what am I gonna do fix every little ding? Just setting myself up for more annoyance.

Mines a 2013 though, so hasn't been showroom quality in sometime!
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      09-07-2019, 05:38 PM   #30
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You can see it then:

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Thatís a bad bitch as my wife would do the same lol.

I do the walk around of my 335 before I drive it once/twice a week. As for my DD 320, daily. As a car enthusiast I just need to know, ya know?
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      09-08-2019, 09:48 PM   #31
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Nope. No need when it sits in the garage. I only inspect after a long drive or after parking in a parking lot.
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      09-09-2019, 01:06 AM   #32
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Every time I wash my car I do, or when I leave a parking lot and someone parked real close.

I try to park as far away as I can from everyone where the lot is empty, but there's always some clown who will decide to park next to you when there's about 300 spots open nearby.
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      09-10-2019, 04:32 PM   #33
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Only if I park in a crowded parking lot. Other than that I inherently give it a close inspection while washing.
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      09-10-2019, 05:42 PM   #34
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LOL before I go to bed I open the garage door and look through as I click on the garage lights to check on her! this totally annoys the wife that I do this every night lol!
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LOL before I go to bed I open the garage door and look through as I click on the garage lights to check on her! this totally annoys the wife that I do this every night lol!
How would you sleep not confident she's safe and comfortable there? The wife is naturally jealous. I can't find a link to the quote but I believe Jeremy Clarkson said something like "If you don't turn around to look at the car when walking away from it you chose a wrong one.".
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      09-13-2019, 08:45 AM   #36
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      09-13-2019, 12:31 PM   #37
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Just did it again today.
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      09-14-2019, 11:46 PM   #38
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Every time I get into it after being in a parking lot. Also check out cars on both sides.
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      09-26-2019, 01:36 AM   #39
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Yup, I like to check on our family fleet most nights. Make sure they are locked up, nothing visible inside them, no new dents or scratches. I may talk to them if I am feeling chatty.
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      10-01-2019, 05:54 AM   #40
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Glad to know Iím not alone! Usually do a cursory inspection every couple of days myself.
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      10-19-2019, 11:32 PM   #41
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I have been dong visual inspection every time I see my car. Looking for new chips or scratches. And of course under the bonnet. So far so good. The minor scratch or tiny chip im not too concerned about until I come to sell it
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