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Where to park my new Mini

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My car should be arriving soon and I'm wondering what is the best way to go about parking it?

Here in the States we seldom park on the street. Most of us park in parking lots in front of stores. This means there is usually a car parked on either side of your car.

Obviously I don't want my car to get any dings or scratches, so the other option would be to park it on the outskirts of the parking lot (further away from the store), where there are fewer cars parked and chances are you can park without having a car right next to yours.

I'm worried about parking farther away because this will make my Mini stand out, and would this make it more likely to be vandalized?

So which is best, parking it among other cars and risking someone slamming their door into your car, or parking far away and risking it drawing attention?

Sorry if I sound paranoid!
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I try go with the paranoid parking frame of mind, but I wonder if its worth the worry?

I got keyed (see my recent thread) parked on a Naval base when parked next to a disabled bay which is always empty.

The only reason I can think of as to why this happened is that I stole somebody's favourite spot. I guess you can overthink these things, at the end of the day if someone is a vandal/careless you can't avoid damage to your car unless you've constantly got eyes on it.
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