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Old 10-30-2014, 01:42 PM
 
Location: Grand Rapids, Michigan
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It happens almost every time I'm in a parking lot, I see the back up lights on a GM and I'm thinking parking spot, nope just some one hitting the button to lock/unlock their doors, and one of these times I'm going to think there is no one in that car so I'll just keep going, and KER-PLOW I get nailed.....Just sayin'
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Old 10-30-2014, 01:53 PM
 
Location: Minneapolis
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I know. Who at GM thought that was a good idea?

I always slow way down and cover the horn because it looks like the driver is going to back up any second. Then I notice there is no driver (the driver is almost to the front door of the store), it's just the reverse lights on time delay. Stupid GM.
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Old 10-30-2014, 02:19 PM
 
Location: Pikesville, MD
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it's so when you park your car and lock or unlock it at night, the area around the car is illuminated while you leave the car or walk up to enter it. I think it's a GREAT idea. If you ever noticed, the headlights are on, too. I love being able to see around the car when walking from it in the driveway to the front door, or to illuminate the area when walking up to it on a dark street.
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Old 10-30-2014, 02:21 PM
 
Location: U.S.A.
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I have experienced those lights many times... big deal.
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Old 10-30-2014, 02:24 PM
 
Location: Orlando
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Park in the back, avoid door dings, time looking for a spot, and a walk.
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Old 10-30-2014, 02:34 PM
 
Location: U.S.A.
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Park in the back, avoid door dings, time looking for a spot, and a walk.
I would appreciate it if you did not encourage people to do this. A few others and myself sincerely enjoy not dealing with the "herd" at the front of the parking lot, we like our far away open space and the extra 15 seconds of exercise.
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Old 10-30-2014, 02:41 PM
 
Location: Grand Rapids, Michigan
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it's so when you park your car and lock or unlock it at night, the area around the car is illuminated while you leave the car or walk up to enter it. I think it's a GREAT idea. If you ever noticed, the headlights are on, too. I love being able to see around the car when walking from it in the driveway to the front door, or to illuminate the area when walking up to it on a dark street.
On my Lincoln it had lights on the under side of the mirror for that very reason. Made parking lots a lot less confusing
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Old 10-30-2014, 02:48 PM
 
Location: SW France
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Having just had a ding taken out of my driver's door I too will park away from others whenever I can.

What hacks me off though is that you can place your car in the most out of the way place and somehow the bloody car becomes magnetic.

The most extreme example of this, and this is not made up, was when I parked in a totally empty car park with capacity for 400 vehicles.

I parked away from parking meters, buildings, paths- anything that might attract another vehicle.

I watched a car enter the car park and zig zag five lanes to then try and park next to me.

I blocked the driver by opening the driver's door, got out and said 'Why?'

She reversed at a fair rate of knots and parked well away from me.
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Old 10-30-2014, 02:51 PM
 
Location: Minneapolis
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it's so when you park your car and lock or unlock it at night, the area around the car is illuminated while you leave the car or walk up to enter it. I think it's a GREAT idea. If you ever noticed, the headlights are on, too.
No kidding! Seeing is good. But GM's GREAT idea makes it look like a running car, in reverse, that's about to back out blind from from the other side of that blacked out Suburban.

So I'm obligated to be extra careful, like I always am when driving near a running car that's in reverse.

Only it's all just a ruse. As I get close enough, I eventually notice that the car that looks like it's running and in reverse isn't running or in reverse, there isn't even a driver in there.

Ghost car!

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Old 10-30-2014, 02:53 PM
 
Location: Birmingham
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Some people just need to take a deep breath, and let it out real slow.
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