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our brand new MDX, which we took delivery last week, got the first dent yesterday!!!

it's on the driverside front door panel, the size of the dent is bigger than a quater...

we have BSM on, but that only protects against sedan's doors... the dent we got aparently was the result of a door from a SUV, it lines up alongside the door handle (maybe a couple of inches lower)....

so my advise: if you have BSM, then try to park your MDX between two sedans, NEVER park it alongside SUVs!!!

anybody in the Dallas area got his/her dent fixed recently? i need some advise on that issue...

thanks...

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jj_mdx said:
our brand new MDX, which we took delivery last week, got the first dent yesterday!!!

it's on the driverside front door panel, the size of the dent is bigger than a quater...

Ask you dealer if they have dentless repair,and if its complimentary. I know a dealer round here, has complimentary paintless dent repair for 90 days from when you take delivery.
 

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Never park near other suvs, they get jealous

Anyone else on the forum had their X for over a year without a dent. I sometimes circle a parking lot 3x like a shark to find the safest spots. My bumper once got a small scrape last year, but that was an easy fix, no denting.
 

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Never park near anyone!

Exercise is good for you. We never (if we can help it) park near another vehicle. We have no hesitation in parking in the last row if necessary. We always choose ends when available and choose passenger sides if we have to park next to another vehicle. This has been our policy for 25 years and it pays off. The total number of dings through the years has been quit low.

The MDX has one small ding:mad: obtained at a hotel last summer on a trip. We will install BSM soon; ordered it from Tim yesterday. The ding is very near where the BSM will go so I am hoping it will be covered up.:)
 

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I had the privilige of seeing a DMP with BSM at my dealer the other day. I was not impressed with the BSM from the few pictures I has seen. But seeing it in person convinced me to call Tim. It was especially helpful to see it in my color, but I want to say again the BSM looks much better in person than the photos do. I immediately called Tim and placed an order.:D
 

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Got 1 small ding'n'crease on the rear wheel well since Jan01. The rest is flawless. We also park strategically -- end spaces, passenger sides, etc.

Our Lexus, 2.5 yrs old, has ZERO dings and no BSMs. I'm the only one driving it. Therefore, I have concluded that I am a better spot-picker than MrsWorm :)
 

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thanks for the tips... i guess i will be selecting my parking spot more 'strategically' from now on.... :)

i am going to contact my sales person later, will definately try to persuade him to throw in at least one free dent removal.... i will keep you guys updated on the result....

wish me good luck....
 

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Parking rules

Stealing from other posts above:

1) Park far away enough to allow space even if the lot fill s up

2) Choose an end spot, preferably parking next to other car's passenger side (assuming many cars are occupied by driver only)

3) Parallel park if available (so no cars can park on either side)

4) Never park next to a car with 2 doors (like a Camaro)

5) Never park next to a car with dinged up door edges

5) Stay away from family vehicles like SUVs and Minivans

6) Park next to expensive sports cars that look meticulously maintained if you have to
 

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Re: Parking rules

Markedoc said:
Stealing from other posts above:

3) Parallel park if available (so no cars can park on either side)

Not in New York City. People bump their way out of the spots in front and behind you. No dings, but scraped bumpers!!
 

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Parallel

Good point. Used to live in Philly and it was acceptable to play bumper car to get into a space.

My point was more for the burbs where they spots are lined, metered, not tightly packed in, etc.
 

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Good job with the rules ...

... but I would expand number 6.

I also consider the car I am next to. Any newer/nicer vehicle is to be preferred over an older/clunker.
 

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Tell yourself you're on a new exercise regime and need to do all that extra walking....maybe lose about 10 lbs while you're at it!

Which brings up a good point...do MDX owners live longer because of that added exercise? Hmmm.....
 

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all right... after calling the sales person twice, the dealership is going to contact their dent-repair-specialist (contractor?), and he is going to take a look at the dent on the MDX and give me an estimate.... i tried to talk them into doing it for free, but that seems unlikely to happen....

i will post another update when i get the estimate...

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got an estimate

well, it all came down to this: to fix the dent, a contractor of the dealership will come to my house next tuesday morning and fix it for somewhere around $75... not too bad, but the fact that the dealership won't do it for me for free kind of pisses me off, a little bit...

an update of the repair will be provided in a couple of days...

i will be careful from now on when parking the MDX, all suggestions above will be considered, seriously.... :p
 

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That is not a bad price

I've seen very similar estimates in the Houston area.
 

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thanks for the information....

i acturally called several local repair shops... service king asks for $75-100, but i have to leave the car there for at least half a day... this guy (the contractor) will come to my front door and finish the repair onsite, before i leave for work... the only issue that kind of bothers me is how much i can trust him doing the repair work.... service king does offer 'lifetime warranty' even on dent repairs...

any thought on that?

thanks...
 

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AZmutt said:
Which brings up a good point...do MDX owners live longer because of that added exercise? Hmmm.....
No-- because their Type A personalities(10 rules to find the perfect parking spot) increases stress which leads to increase in medical problems. besides, quite often the MDX owner's stress level increases when they get a door dink!;)
 

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Re: Parking rules

Markedoc said:
Stealing from other posts above:

1) Park far away enough to allow space even if the lot fill s up

2) Choose an end spot, preferably parking next to other car's passenger side (assuming many cars are occupied by driver only)

3) Parallel park if available (so no cars can park on either side)

4) Never park next to a car with 2 doors (like a Camaro)

5) Never park next to a car with dinged up door edges

5) Stay away from family vehicles like SUVs and Minivans

6) Park next to expensive sports cars that look meticulously maintained if you have to
I pretty much follow all of these, especially avoiding 2-door cars and I do prefer to park next to expensive vehicles, since my guess is they are just as worried about dings as I am. I have noticed that I often park further away too--- the exercise is good anyway. So far (knock on wood), I'm ding free. However, I've only parallel parked once--- still nervous about knowing the ends of my X.

The only one I would add is that I also sometimes pay attention to the color of the car I park next to. My X is white, so if worst should happen and the ding leaves a paint mark, I'd rather get swiped by a light color car vs. something dark or red.
 

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Just so you are aware.....

The technical name for this "strategic far away place" you are looking for in parking lots is called: "The Boonies"! ( In the South, anyway!);)

We have found this to be the most valuable tool in the prevention of vehicular blemishes. Our older vehicles also find themselves in "The Boonies". The '95 Blazer is a piece of junk mechanically.......but it sure does still look great!!:rolleyes: ;) :D
 
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