Cars less liable to attract car park criminal damage

Because of persistent criminal damage to my 13 year old BMW 5 Series in Farnham car parks, I have decided not to replace it unless forced to do so by a write-off. It is still an excellent, comfortable vehicle, with its original battery that still returns 35mpg by driving outside busy periods and sticking to the speed limits

What cars are least likely to be damaged by other vehicle doors? My budget is £35,000 with consumption no problem so the preference is for a six-cylinder petrol engine, without a turbo. I find the whine of turbos too irritating.

Asked on 11 January 2013 by overtaxed

Answered by Honest John
I can't think of any new 6 cylinder petrol engines that aren't turbocharged. They need to be for efficiency. I'd say the vehicle leas likely to be damaged by other car's doors is a LandRover Defender. Alternatively, something with big, thick soft pads down the side. Any car with unprotected bare metal doors is vulnerable, and even cars with pads (such as my FIAT) get damaged by doors that hit above the pads.
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