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Old 21-09-2018, 08:56 AM   #11
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Fitted as standard on a Skoda Kodiaq so wouldn't be surprised if they started to be fitted on all the Skoda range.

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Old 21-09-2018, 09:26 AM   #12
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Difference between a Citroen Cactus and a real cactus?

On a real cactus the pricks are on the outside...
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Old 21-09-2018, 11:49 AM   #13
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as above, for me its not my door edge that needs protecting, its every f***er else in the car park that needs bubble wrap on the doors.

Sick of parking up, nice and far away from a car, only to return to a different car next to me and nice dent in my shiny black doors that seem to show every little ding.

I can see why people park across two spaces now.
The worst bit is when you're the only car in the carpark and someone still parks right next to you. They could park sideways and take up four carpark slots anywhere in the carpark. No one would care. No. They want to park right next to you.
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Old 21-09-2018, 01:42 PM   #14
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The worst bit is when you're the only car in the carpark and someone still parks right next to you. They could park sideways and take up four carpark slots anywhere in the carpark. No one would care. No. They want to park right next to you.
Don’t get me started (oh, you have). Only 2 weeks ago we were out at a place which was really quiet, with really big car park probably a quarter full. I parked well away from the entrance but came back to a people carrier parked right next to me and very close too! I honestly think there is a sub-conscious magnetism which draws people to park close to another car.

I also have often observed people spending 2 minutes trying to squeeze into a space because it’s near a door/entrance when the next row of spaces it empty. That, however is just down to pure laziness!

My other half always says “Could you have parked any further away”, to which I say “no”.
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Old 21-09-2018, 02:08 PM   #15
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The worst bit is when you're the only car in the carpark and someone still parks right next to you. They could park sideways and take up four carpark slots anywhere in the carpark. No one would care. No. They want to park right next to you.
I think we've all had that. Some people are like sheep. Must be some primeval herding instinct that makes them feel safe.

If I can't park with clear space either side I avoid being next to the big 4x4. Worst I've seen is the mini adult trying to get out of the rear door as follows
1. Open door as far as they can
2. Shuffle across seat with both feet on door card
3. Push both feet as hard as you can. Voila door open and has an inbuilt stop on the car next door

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Old 21-09-2018, 03:31 PM   #16
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A few reports on ford forums of the mechanism jamming and damage being done to the door and bodywork!
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Old 21-09-2018, 03:39 PM   #17
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If I can't park with clear space either side I avoid being next to the big 4x4.
Also, avoid being next to a people carrier / 7 seater. Far more likely an eager child is going to open the door against yours.

I loved being in America (although not even in my own car) as the spaces are so big to not only accommodate the larger vehicles but also to let you open the doors.

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Old 21-09-2018, 04:19 PM   #18
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The Skoda Kodiak has it as well.

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Old 21-09-2018, 06:29 PM   #19
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As others have said i dont need such a gimmick as i can open a door without crunching it.
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Old 21-09-2018, 09:41 PM   #20
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Our kodiaq has it. Fantastic feature and works well
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