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I valet with the same service at a local shopping area all the time. Same service also washes my car, etc. The valets every time I drop it are asking me about it, taking photos, etc. So this last time, I took a photo of my odometer as I dropped it. When I got it back, there was a 1.2 miles added on. Now they did have to drive it across the street and less than a block to have it washed and drive it back, but they definitely, at the very least, took the long way around the entire block there and back. In any case, all I can picture every time I drop it is the scene from Ferris Bueller.
 

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if it's a regular thing chuck a dash cam in there and catch them as that's a very wide road they crossed ;)
 

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Not sure what city you are in but 1.2 miles is like 9-12 blocks, assuming 8-10 city blocks /mile. Does 9-12 blocks seem like too much driving?
 

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I thought about this exact thing when I used valet for the first time on Sat night. I did not want to, afraid I would get the car back with an error message, but we were running late. It's a popular place and it was still the first Giulia the valets had seen. They asked me a bunch of questions and practically fought each other for the keys. I did not make of a note of my mileage, though.
 

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for my 30th bday, I had a Murcielago for 4 days (actually two as my brother got one). After a 500 mile trip through Death Valley I drove into the hotel and gave the keys up as I staggered into the casino... I could still hear the valets blasting the **** out of it.. don't trust them :D
 

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got my 30th bday, I had a Murcielago for 4 days (actually two as my brother got one). After a 500 mile trip through Death Valley I drove into the hotel and gave the keys up as I staggered into the casino... I could still hear the valets blasting the **** out of it.. don't trust them :D
Definitely not. A buddy of mine used to valet at the Boca Raton Hotel & Resort here in south Florida. He said every driver would leave the front entrance and then mash the throttle to "try out" the cars. And that was at one of the swankiest joints in town.
 

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I thought about this exact thing when I used valet for the first time on Sat night. I did not want to, afraid I would get the car back with an error message, but we were running late. It's a popular place and it was still the first Giulia the valets had seen. They asked me a bunch of questions and practically fought each other for the keys. I did not make of a note of my mileage, though.
I almost wish there were red and black keys like for Hellcats. Or maybe just admonish them not to touch brake and accelerator pedals simultaneously?
 
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I usually slip the valet $20 and tell him I got to park it myself......
 
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Yup DMD, me too. I can not stomach the idea of a Bueller or any of it's ramifications. Yusef at the Radisson is top notch and the very first time he offered a VIP space in front and guided me in. He does take the keys but the car has never moved. I've parked there many times. The valets in the North End have never driven my car either although we wave as I cruise by. The attendant up at the garage on Atlantic Ave, at Hanover street, let me park it near the desk although it was down the ramp and not visible from the street. The Radisson is great because it's covered overhead right in the Theatre district.
 
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