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      10-01-2012, 10:28 PM   #23
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Man, the last time i used the valet absolutely nothing happened. But the time before that they parked my car next to a Acura. The effing nerve of these people!! WTF?!?!?
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      10-02-2012, 10:40 AM   #24
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I worked as a valet for a few months in college during the summertime. I drove many nice cars. Unfortunately the great cars get to park up front. Lambo's, Ferrari's, etc. But the owners usually just throw a $20 or more for the tip. I got to drive them a whole 20 feet or so. Nothing like having the car stalling in front of the customer, but they are not easy to drive without experience. The clutches are super stiff and not easy to get it right on the first shot without riding the clutch. We had a few people scratch and dent a few cars. They were fired and the owners were not happy. Who would be?

I personally I do not Valet. If anything I tell them I will park it myself and will still pay. They usually get it, but have had times where there was almost a huge argument. Ask for the manager and pay $20 to park up front if you absolutely have to Valet.
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I tried having my car valet parked once. I hand the guy my key fob and started to walk around the front of my car headed toward the entrance of the restaurant. I got to about right at the kidneys grills and the dumbass redlined my engine in park. I just stopped in my tracks and stared at him sitting in my driver seat. Walked back to my driver side, he rolled down the window and before he could apologize, say anything, whatever he was opening his mouth to say I told him to please get out now and I'll park my car somewhere else and I did.
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      10-02-2012, 12:29 PM   #26
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Not to mention I'm 6'4", and have my seat back a fair amount because of my height. Most times, valets mess with it and change the settings. It's like... don't mess with my settings. Oh, and half of the time I've dealt with valets, they change the radio. It's like, you're going to be driving my car for less than 5 minutes. Don't turn on your music station. Deal with the seat being back and the radio off and just do your job.
I can see the radio, but I don't get you getting upset at them moving your seat. If you want it to be driven safely, ie. actually reaching the pedals if they are short, then they should move the seat back. It has a memory button anyway doesn't it?

That said, I haven't used valet, and always park my own car.
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I worked as a valet for a few months in college during the summertime. I drove many nice cars. Unfortunately the great cars get to park up front. Lambo's, Ferrari's, etc. But the owners usually just throw a $20 or more for the tip. I got to drive them a whole 20 feet or so. Nothing like having the car stalling in front of the customer, but they are not easy to drive without experience. The clutches are super stiff and not easy to get it right on the first shot without riding the clutch. We had a few people scratch and dent a few cars. They were fired and the owners were not happy. Who would be?

I personally I do not Valet. If anything I tell them I will park it myself and will still pay. They usually get it, but have had times where there was almost a huge argument. Ask for the manager and pay $20 to park up front if you absolutely have to Valet.
Same here. Tried part time valeting in college. After seeing what other valets would do to cars, I avoid them at all costs now.

I had a pretty famous baseball player watch me parallel park his S class in the front of a restaurant once. Talk about being nervous.
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      10-02-2012, 03:02 PM   #28
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I tried having my car valet parked once. I hand the guy my key fob and started to walk around the front of my car headed toward the entrance of the restaurant. I got to about right at the kidneys grills and the dumbass redlined my engine in park. I just stopped in my tracks and stared at him sitting in my driver seat. Walked back to my driver side, he rolled down the window and before he could apologize, say anything, whatever he was opening his mouth to say I told him to please get out now and I'll park my car somewhere else and I did.
i would've done the same thing i don't think they should let people park cars that they don't know how to handle
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      10-02-2012, 03:34 PM   #29
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i would've done the same thing i don't think they should let people park cars that they don't know how to handle
I really thought how stupid could he have been to do that right infront of the owner. Even if it was an accident.... Never ever again.
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      10-02-2012, 04:04 PM   #30
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In order to have service done to my car you have to leave it with Valet. I can't stand it and there's no other way around it all. I can't stand the fact that if I roll up behind another car to drop it off. That they must get in my car and move it literally 2-3 inches closer to the car in front of mine..

Here's another good one: I dropped off my car for an alignment and other things to get done last week. On the dash, I leave a note and it says "NO FUCKING WASH". I go to pick it up the other day and I see him driving my car out of the drive-thru car wash. STUPID Fucks!
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      10-02-2012, 04:16 PM   #31
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no surprises itt.

i usually take the dd (lexus es300), not fun enough to really joyride. the m3 has somewhat become a personal trademark... it's usually in the garage unless i know exactly where i'm going (and definitely no valets, i don't even take it to car washes anymore)
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      10-02-2012, 05:13 PM   #32
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i have come to learn that most people could care less about a car that isn't theirs
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      10-02-2012, 06:09 PM   #33
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I dropped off my car for an alignment and other things to get done last week. On the dash, I leave a note and it says "NO FUCKING WASH".
wow you sound like a dbag
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      10-02-2012, 06:38 PM   #34
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wow you sound like a dbag
Wow, you actually think I'd leave a note on my dash like that for everyone to look at? C'mon man think!
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alright gais, just pick up vw old beetle or altima and let the haters joyride that
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Wow, you actually think I'd leave a note on my dash like that for everyone to look at? C'mon man think!
You put it in quotes which indicates the note was verbatim. Sarcasm/exaggeration does not come across clearly on the internet sometimes. But I'm glad you didn't actually write that
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You put it in quotes which indicates the note was verbatim. Sarcasm/exaggeration does not come across clearly on the internet sometimes. But I'm glad you didn't actually write that
Nah.. How could I? I mean they're working on my car. It just sux now because I'm gonna need a whole day to polish
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      10-03-2012, 01:45 AM   #38
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alright gais, just pick up vw old beetle or altima and let the haters joyride that
I picked up a Mini for that exact reason.
Sometimes paying them to let you park it doesn't work, they get insulted.
it's like be happy you're getting paid to slack off even more than your slacker job

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You put it in quotes which indicates the note was verbatim. Sarcasm/exaggeration does not come across clearly on the internet sometimes. But I'm glad you didn't actually write that
Same, I also didn't catch the sarcasm!
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I only used Valet once in my E90, it was at a high end Japanese steakhouse. He just parked it right in front of his stand. He got out really quick and told me, "I like the CF trim, Ill take care of your car and keep an eye on it". He actually did keep an eye on it .
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Whenever I "have to" valet my car, I always take a picture of my mileage making sure the person driving my car sees me do it.
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Whenever I "have to" valet my car, I always take a picture of my mileage making sure the person driving my car sees me do it.
Sounds like a good method of getting them pissed, resulting in a discrete keying incident you won't notice until later.
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valet are the scum of the universe

they have no appreciation for other people's property
they took the job so they can ruin cars for others
Seriously? LOL. Somehow I doubt that when considering employment as a valet, ruining people's cars would be on their top ten reasons for getting hired.
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I just drive right by the valet kiosk and park it myself, even in mandatory valet situations. Just don't roll down the window and if they get in your way keep going, they'll move. I have certainly gotten nasty looks from the valet staff doing this. Others look disappointed, like they missed their chance at a joyride or something.

On that note, is it even ethical to force someone to let another person drive their car?
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Pretty well known restaurant in Chicago:

Valet "You have a nice car sir, but something is wrong with your car. It just doesn't accelerate well"
Me "What do you mean? Why were you trying to push the car hard?"
Valet "We weren't"
Me "We?"
I get in and turn off valet mode on JB4
Me "It accelerates fine kiddo (probably older than me but I was annoyed), don't abuse client cars"

I could see his jaw wide open in my rear view mirror as I took off.
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