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Old 05-06-2019, 22:10   #1
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How protective are you?

Ok, so I've waited over 20 years to be in a position to own an Evolution. It's only a IV, nothing expensive but after all these years she's mine.

I'd never dream of leaving her in a supermarket car park, or any other car park for that matter, unattended for any period of time.

Luckily I live in a quiet Close, where she's parked on the driveway.

Just the thought of someone knocking into her brings me out into a cold sweat.

Am I being over protective? What's your views and thoughts.

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Old 05-06-2019, 22:45   #2
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No you have a cool classic car which needs to be cared for, get yourself a diskloc the proper one that covers the whole wheel about £130 to stop the chancers
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Old 05-06-2019, 22:58   #3
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we can wholey see why your as you are ,youve clearly wanted one for such a long time

there KOOL cars you dont see them at all these days being driven ,i try to avoid close quarters car parks and prefer to park out the way in my mondingo ST ,im not protective over my car that much ,i just cant be bothered with other folk lack of respect for folks rides
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Old 06-06-2019, 06:29   #4
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I've always been over protective of my cars, even my daily beater gets parked as far away from everyone or in quite car parks to avoid others. Doesn't help that my old s2000 got hit by a delivery van on my driveway so I'm still a bit paranoid. I currently park my Evo behind the feista on my drive so it's fairly safe although I still worry her indoors will attack it with the Wheely bin. In the process of clearing out my garage so it can go in there (don't hate me).

Glad you've finally got the car you've always wanted enjoy it.
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Old 06-06-2019, 07:44   #5
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Just be mindful and be aware of your surroundings. If something does not feel 'right' then don't be afraid to park it or move it somewhere else. But remember at the end of the day it is just a car and it was meant to be driven. This car should give you joy (is that not the whole point of having an evo in the first place?), not an extra burden You own the possession... don't let it own you...
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Old 06-06-2019, 10:12   #6
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Just be mindful and be aware of your surroundings. If something does not feel 'right' then be afraid to park it or move it somewhere else. But remember at the end of the day it is just a car and it was meant to be driven. This car should give you joy (is that not the whole point of having an evo in the first place?), not an extra burden You own the possession... don't let it own you...
Very wise words , thank you.

Parked up yesterday while the Mrs nipped into to local shop. I noticed a begger in a door front. Thought nothing of him, next minute he’s knocking on my passenger window. Before I could lock the car he opened the door and asked for spare change “babes” he stank of booze. Told him I had none, he slammed the door. The Mrs turned up, so just drove off. I could of punched his lights out, but that could lead to more danger.

Before that though, I was waiting in Sainsbury’s carpark and a group of 20 year old lads were clicking their fingers and bowing, one said ‘omg a real life evo’ think it made their day lol

Like you say, just got to be aware of surroundings but not get too paranoid.
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Old 06-06-2019, 12:30   #7
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Mine spends its life in the garage pretty much. Combination of lack of time and wanting to keep it clean. Never take it to the supermarket.
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Old 06-06-2019, 14:58   #8
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It's a difficult one this. I'm in a similar boat, I waited a very long time to get my evo, it may not be the best example in the world but its not bad and I love it. I don't use it as often as I would, but I do avoid leaving it for too long unattended because I worry. I love driving it (this is what these cars are built for) so try not to be too precious about it. It's very a fine line between caring for, enjoying it and being overprotective.

A good friend of mine has a mint 30k miles r34 gtr, between mots this year he did 300 miles. To me, that's a bit of a waste of an absolutely amazing drivers cars. But he's happy with how he uses, so I guess that's all that counts really.

As said, if you're worrying so much its a burden, then maybe that's when you've got an issue.

Its your car, you've put alot of time, effort and money into it, enjoy it however you see fit.

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A good disclock and/or a tracker help with security.

There is some solace to be taken in the knowledge that most car thiefs are after newer vehicles, easier to strip and sell parts on. Things like Golf R's are terrible for theft now for that very reason.
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I just use mine on dryish days (not in winter at all as they salt the road up here)


I do park in supermarkets but very carefully and miles away from anyone else. That said you come out and some numpty parks right next to you

Been ok in 6 years that way
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I just use mine on dryish days (not in winter at all as they salt the road up here)





I do park in supermarkets but very carefully and miles away from anyone else. That said you come out and some numpty parks right next to you



Been ok in 6 years that way
I hate that!

There's hundreds of spaces free in the car park and some idiot always parks 2inches away from your door handle

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Just the thought of someone knocking into her brings me out into a cold sweat.
It's going to happen at some point
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Protect your IV like your child ��. I park mine 100 miles away from the nearest car in the car park
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I fear the trolley mongs in the supermarket car parks. They have no consideration for others and don't realise that the small ding/ dent they have created can cost a few hundred to repair.
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