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How is your precious Giulia parked at work? Take pictures and show us. Is it protected from the sun? Do you park many spaces away from the crowded parking lot? Do you park in a garage and park on the highest floor? What measures do you take to avoid door dings?

Below is mine.. I park it between a pillar and an elevator wall on the second to highest floor :wink2: Its parked in a garage during work and at home so it barely sees sunlight. Only for a couple of hours during the weekend.
 

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In a parking structure. I am kind of surprised there aren't others and am hoping she will have some company soon.
 

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Hi everyone,

How is your precious Giulia parked at work? Take pictures and show us. Is it protected from the sun? Do you park many spaces away from the crowded parking lot? Do you park in a garage and park on the highest floor? What measures do you take to avoid door dings?

Below is mine.. I park it between a pillar and an elevator wall on the second to highest floor :wink2: Its parked in a garage during work and at home so it barely sees sunlight. Only for a couple of hours during the weekend.
Great spot! :D
 

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I have to park in a surface lot, but I'm one of the 1st to work each day (morning radio) so I always park under my office window, next to a co-worker who gets in before me. I would park in the end spot, but it has short palms next to it and when the wind blows I don't want the palm fronds hitting my car. Wish I had covered parking!! At home it is garaged.
 

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My wife is retired, so no work there.
I'm in college, so no work here.

We don't have indoor parking, yet. Working on that. We only have off-street parking for one. The Giulia being the newest gets that only off-street spot putting my 4C on the street. If things work out, in about six months we'll have a new garage with room for three cars.

So, yes, full weather all the time. But hey, she's a car.
 

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I have to park in a surface lot, but I'm one of the 1st to work each day (morning radio) so I always park under my office window, next to a co-worker who gets in before me. I would park in the end spot, but it has short palms next to it and when the wind blows I don't want the palm fronds hitting my car. Wish I had covered parking!! At home it is garaged.
I would be so afraid of that honda! But they park very well where you work. In Miami where I live, people dont know how to park let alone drive. They dont respect cars over here. They swing the doors open like if their cars are on fire.
 

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in the parking garage at work. Smack dab in the middle.

On the roof of the airport parking garage. I do make the effort to park in a space with no one on one side.
Very nice... You also park next to nice cars so hopefully there is a mutual respect to prevent door dings.
 

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How many have braved the potential perils of parking valets?
 

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How many have braved the potential perils of parking valets?
Don't get me started on that....

The Giulia: Only once so far. The valet gave us a nice compliment and also said this was his first Giulia. He didn't have and problems driving off.

The 4C: I'd rather take my chances parking on the street than tossing the keys to ... pimple faced strangers. The one time I did, the kid that tried to return my car to me couldn't do something and got another valet to drive her to me.
 

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Don't get me started on that....

The Giulia: Only once so far. The valet gave us a nice compliment and also said this was his first Giulia. He didn't have and problems driving off.

The 4C: I'd rather take my chances parking on the street than tossing the keys to ... pimple faced strangers. The one time I did, the kid that tried to return my car to me couldn't do something and got another valet to drive her to me.
My worst experience was the valet who somehow managed to get the key out of my 1984 SAAB 900 without putting it in reverse. You'd have thought if he knew where the key went, he'd know the rest of the drill. :mad:

I am waiting for the day when I find a Giulia to park next to, or find one parked next to me. So far, the closest I have come to that is a Fiat Spider. A very pleasant cousin.
 

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Don't know whats worse. Letting the sun beat down on it or finding some shade under a tree and risk sap/shat/etc... I opt for the tree however.
 

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Don't know whats worse. Letting the sun beat down on it or finding some shade under a tree and risk sap/shat/etc... I opt for the tree however.
Eeek! I'll stay away from the tree... sap is horrible and the constant oil that certain leafs produce is bad for your paint. Especially if it rains and the water seeps down from the leaves collecting all sorts of bad and dropping on your car.

Wax your car with a good liquid carnauba wax if you must leave it out in the sun. The sun rays will deteriorate the thin wax layer instead of your shiny clear coat. Of course nothing beats having your car in the shade for keeping the new car look the longest.
 

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No door dings

I'm the first one into my building and I take this spot everyday and park it this way everyday.....NO DOOR DINGS...!!!!
 

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That's pure art. Good for you.
 

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I'm the first one into my building and I take this spot everyday and park it this way everyday.....NO DOOR DINGS...!!!!
That's serious skill! how many turns to the wheel does it take to get to the center of that parking space?

Miami drivers are as& holes so if they see a car parked like this, they would either purposely park really close to you or go as far as keying the car.
 

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Thank you

1) Turn and back in
2) Turn and go forward
3) Straighten out go back
4) Done

I have had some people get closer than they should...we have a parking lot attendant that looks out for me....Spots are fairly tight and there are many SUV's that park there....Building landlord gave me grief in the beginning...I told him I would move at any time so that someone can access the spot behind me if necessary...

Much easier now with cameras and sensors....with my 164 S, I look at the reflection of the car in the glass vestibule...!!
 
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