In Reply to: argh - ding on the M's left rear fender posted by costasz on September 25, 1999 at 22:02:39:
i used to think that guys who have ferraris, etc., and never drive them anywhere are wimps. i thought if you have it, use it. after almost a year of experience with the M coupe, i've modified my attitude. cars like this are to be driven, yes - on cool twisty roads, in autocross, or on the track. if any wear and tear occurs in the process, so be it. those are battle scars. but IMO these cars should not be PARKED. i'm moving into my new house, so now i will have the garage space - and the first purchase will be a beater car (probably a ford focus). going shopping, going out on the town, whatever - the M stays in the garage. i just don't want to subject it to carelessness of others (mine already has a door ding). besides, the attention the M gets is drawback for me, so any time i go someplace where i would park, i'd rather have something less conspicuous.
that's my solution to the problem... i feel your pain!
: I park in places where this should not be happenning.