How and where do you park your car.

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    I try to park in such a way that I can pull forward as well as back out. I try to ensure that I have a clear view of my vehicle as I both leave and approach it. I also try to park under or near a light, and I try not to park right next to another vehicle. If I have to park right next to another vehicle, then I try to park next to a high-end sedan (I figure they care about their car at least as much as I do and would be careful as they open their doors, pull out of their spot and so on).

    I prefer parking a bit further out as well as it's less crowded.
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    I park pretty much where I want to park. Don't bother to lock the doors and usually leave the window(s) open or the top down.
    So, I do have to look inside when approaching the Jeep and before entering it. If anyone is hiding on the other side, I have a good shot at their feet and I don't worry about dings in the doors (when they're on). The rock guards usually prevent that!

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    When I had my Crew Cab I always backed in as it was easier than backing out later.
    Other than that I take one trip down an aisle to the front of the store, If I see a space I take it. If not, I just go up the next aisle to the first available space and park their.
    I do not believe there is any "safer" space in the lot.

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    It makes me sick thinking of backing over someone.It splatters on my clean truck!
    Screw backing up until its last ditch.If someone messes with me in a parking lot,they have 3 options.Leaving,being shot,getting their arm broke off.My only parking spot preference is somewhere with light.I can back up just as well as i can go forward,not worried about that.

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    It's unfortunate that a lot of people refuse to put their carts in the corrals, opting to leave them next to your car or in a position that causes them to roll into a car. There is a Kmart I shop at and the parking lot is a downhill grade, so the further away you park the more steam a rogue cart picks up before it nails your car. I use a different strategy there and end up parking at the fabric store next door (no carts) to protect my car and maintain high SA to protect myself during the longer walk.
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