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Do you sub-consciously (or consciously ) park with other Leaf owners?

Mon Apr 26, 2021 9:47 am

As the subject says, do you find yourself parking next to other random Leaf owners without realizing it or do you like to do it as kind of a fist bump to another Leaf owner? :D
I only ask because it seems like anywhere I go, I park my Leaf in a spot that is not always the closest to the merchant doors because I don't mind the walk and space. Come back some time later when finished shopping and you are surrounded by other Leaf owners. Was it luck they all park around you or were they surfing through the parking lot and thought, safety in numbers? :lol:
Mine was in the middle, seems that happens a lot more than random chance, but well, this is one of those kind of topics, have fun!

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Re: Do you sub-consciously (or consciously ) park with other Leaf owners?

Mon Apr 26, 2021 10:09 am

Not often unless I feel like it. I could imagine such a subconscious condition does it apply for Suburbans or Corollas or such?
Somewhat related is I did a drive electric earth day event on Saturday and we went out of our way to make sure the cars were mixed so LEAFs were not all together or Tesla was not all together etc. We had quite a variety and it makes it so we don't form sections or cliques. I had my LEAF far away from another LEAF. Mine was next to a Chevy Spark with a Taycan in front of me.

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Re: Do you sub-consciously (or consciously ) park with other Leaf owners?

Mon Apr 26, 2021 10:39 am

I think that people do this because it's safer. The odds of a Leaf driver vandalizing another EV are slim compared with the odds of a random Redneck doing it.
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Re: Do you sub-consciously (or consciously ) park with other Leaf owners?

Mon Apr 26, 2021 10:48 am

That does make sense. I see plenty of videos of vandalism to Tesla cars, sentry mode helps with that. Have you heard of LEAF vandalism due to not liking EVs?

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Re: Do you sub-consciously (or consciously ) park with other Leaf owners?

Mon Apr 26, 2021 10:51 am

I've heard of it happening to Priuses.
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Re: Do you sub-consciously (or consciously ) park with other Leaf owners?

Mon Apr 26, 2021 10:56 am

Wow missed out on that and I have had a Prius a long time, it will eventually be swapped for an EV. What we have recently is catalytic converter theft which I understand is particularly easy in the Prius. There is coal rolling here even to some like the Bolt which I am surprised a diesel truck would recognize. Maybe I should start parking next to other "eco cars".

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Re: Do you sub-consciously (or consciously ) park with other Leaf owners?

Mon Apr 26, 2021 2:03 pm

The coal rollers love to hate Priuses in large part because some of them can outrun one. It's not as much fun to generate a huge cloud of soot, only to have an EV zoom away, leaving them to breathe their own waste.
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Re: Do you sub-consciously (or consciously ) park with other Leaf owners?

Mon Apr 26, 2021 2:20 pm

LeftieBiker wrote:
Mon Apr 26, 2021 2:03 pm
The coal rollers love to hate Priuses in large part because some of them can outrun one. It's not as much fun to generate a huge cloud of soot, only to have an EV zoom away, leaving them to breathe their own waste.
That was awesome :lol:
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Re: Do you sub-consciously (or consciously ) park with other Leaf owners?

Mon Apr 26, 2021 11:37 pm

No, because I usually try to park away from other cars and away from entrances, to hopefully avoid door dings and hit and run parking mishaps.

My former Maxima got dinged badly several times and then my former Z got a dent in a bad spot from a door ding.

The strategy worked for my former Prius as it was pretty much free of dings.

My Bolt has been the victim of a hit and run where someone hit the side of the rear bumper cover, causing tons of deep scratches and cracking the bumper cover. I have no idea when and where it happened. It was only when I was showing someone at my work who wanted to see my Bolt that he spotted it. :( Could've been there for weeks but not noticed due to my Bolt being silver and dirty. I just know it wasn't there months before, when I'd washed the car myself.

Above dude sold his Model 3 and bought a cheap Rav4 (ICE-only) to replace it: viewtopic.php?p=580130#p580130.

That said, my Bolt doesn't have any significant door dings, AFAIK.

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Re: Do you sub-consciously (or consciously ) park with other Leaf owners?

Tue Apr 27, 2021 12:29 am

knightmb wrote:
Mon Apr 26, 2021 2:20 pm
LeftieBiker wrote:
Mon Apr 26, 2021 2:03 pm
The coal rollers love to hate Priuses in large part because some of them can outrun one. It's not as much fun to generate a huge cloud of soot, only to have an EV zoom away, leaving them to breathe their own waste.
That was awesome :lol:
I hit the recirculate button with my hand and the accelerator with my foot! As far as parking--I try to park away from the store entrance and as far from other vehicles as possible to minimize the risk of door dings.
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