Would you let a valet park your new C7?

  • Yes.

    Votes: 1 3.0%
  • Depends if he looked responsible.

    Votes: 2 6.1%
  • No.

    Votes: 30 90.9%

  • Total voters
    33
I had our car in for its E-test the other day. I asked if the guys were familiar with these cars, no key and all that stuff. Oh yes, was the answer. When I went out to take the car home, the door was ajar. It wasn't in reverse and the emergency brake hadn't been applied. Just little things but I wouldn't want any kind of a stranger driving our car and it's a 2005. For that matter, I really don't want strangers driving any of our cars. There are just too many horror stories of idiots at the wheel smashing cars up.
 
Quite a few years ago, my wife and I were out with another couple at this
restaurant in downtown Vancouver... on Hastings St.
We didn't do valet parking, but they did have valet parking at this restaurant.

After we had been in the restaurant for 15 or 20 minutes, we noticed another couple
arrive in a Porsche. They obviously handed their keys to the valet.

They were escorted to a table where they could NOT see out the window.

But we were at a table which had a fine unobstructed view out the window.
Of course..... we saw that Porsche drive by at least 10 times......
each time with a different driver.
They were obviously letting each other from various "valet establishments"
try the car out.

Being "car people" we made a point of mentioning the incident to the Porsche
owner (or maybe he only borrowed it). Surprisingly they did nothing about it.

Oh well.

Would I let a valet (or anyone else I didn't know) drive any of our cars ??????

Fat Chance !!!!
 
Anyone remember Ferris Bueller's Day off (Circa 86')? I would trust the valet with my 2013 Z06.....it's just a car......now passing over my wife is a different story altogether!
 
In a simple world where there are simple folk who have no problem asking the tired old question "when do I get to drive it" I simply answer with "As soon as I get to drive your Stingray!"
 
I would valet the car if the place was an extremely high-end restaurant, a hotel, or another place with insurance. I would also take a photo of the mileage before leaving the car though, and also be choosy about which places I would valet the car at.

That being said, I prefer self-parking anyways, so have only used a valet service a couple times--always at a hotel.
 
Quite a few years ago, my wife and I were out with another couple at this
restaurant in downtown Vancouver... on Hastings St.
We didn't do valet parking, but they did have valet parking at this restaurant.

After we had been in the restaurant for 15 or 20 minutes, we noticed another couple
arrive in a Porsche. They obviously handed their keys to the valet.

They were escorted to a table where they could NOT see out the window.

But we were at a table which had a fine unobstructed view out the window.
Of course..... we saw that Porsche drive by at least 10 times......
each time with a different driver.
They were obviously letting each other from various "valet establishments"
try the car out.

Being "car people" we made a point of mentioning the incident to the Porsche
owner (or maybe he only borrowed it). Surprisingly they did nothing about it.

Oh well.

Would I let a valet (or anyone else I didn't know) drive any of our cars ??????

Fat Chance !!!!


In that town, it could have been a different Porsche each time, or even more likely was that was the actual valet service for the restaurant. Since parking is non-existent, let our people just drive it around while you order your meal!

I don't think you can get out of first downtown in Vancouver anyways :)
 
I would valet the car if the place was an extremely high-end restaurant, a hotel, or another place with insurance. I would also take a photo of the mileage before leaving the car though, and also be choosy about which places I would valet the car at.

That being said, I prefer self-parking anyways, so have only used a valet service a couple times--always at a hotel.
:agree: I've used Valet before but I check the mileage and I let the service know that I consider it grand theft for a potential joy ride .Give 'em a decent tip and smile .
 
I would avoid Valet anytime I can specially if they will be parking my vehicle offsite -- even if its not a Corvette!

I went with my family to Niagara Falls last summer and we opted for the Valet Park option. An hour later when we wanted our car back so we can go for a drive and go for dinner later they couldnt find our keys. We waited in the lobby for 1 1/2 hr before I got my car back. By that time it was past sunset so no driving by the Niagara Falls. We went straight for dinner. Needless to say they didnt charge us for Valet Park but we were not impressed.
 

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