+1, my father always likes to park as far away from other cars as he can......and inevitably has someone park next to him or comes out to find a ding, or worse
I used to do that too but found I was still getting dings, now I just park as close to the front as I can, not that I circle around the parking lot looking for a prime spot and I guess if I saw an old rusty wreck or someone parked on the line or even over into the open spot, I'd probably look for another spot.
I do truly believe some people see a nice car away from others and think to themselves, do they think their special, don't want their door dinged, and may indeed go out of their way to cause a problem
AFA people not liking my Leaf, personally I wish it looked more mainstream, basically like many ICE vehicles, I don't particularly like how it stands out. I've also had a few people remind me that my Leaf isn't truly emmision free
as the power plant that produces the power the Leaf uses produces emissions.......I don't even want to get into the debate that solar doesn't really produce any emissions, then they'd probably counter, well producing the solar cells produce emmisions
best to just say oh and move on