Protective Parking - 2012 Audi A8 Long-Term Road Test

2012 Audi A8 Long Term Road Test

2012 Audi A8L: Protective Parking

October 11, 2012

Sure, door dings are a fact of life, but it can be fun to try and come up with ways to beat the system. Carroll certainly had the right idea in this post. But in my experience, even when you park on the far, deserted end of a parking lot, chances are you'll return from your shopping or whatever to find that some other driver has ignored the 2 billion other empty parking spaces to park right next to you. And he's probably dinged your door.

That's why I do a happy dance inside whenever I nab parking spaces like the one shown above. Wall on the left, column on the right. Virtually ding-proof.

Warren Clarke, Automotive Content Editor

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