Has a Valet Parked Your TM3

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#21
I have never and will never — just personal preference.

I think it’s simple enough to explain, but there is that chance they pull the manual release getting out of the car.
Second day I had the car my mother-in-law goes to get out and says "how do i get out, oh here" and pulls it before I could say anything. I politely explained why its a bad idea to ever do that lol while my stomach dropped.
 

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#22
Do we have actual examples of damage done to the door seal by using the manual release (in non-freezing weather) ?
I've had several guests pull it on the RH front door of my car (I had forgotten to mention the little pushbutton and it's very natural, when groping for a "handle" to open the door, to find and use the manual release), but there is no sign of damage to the seal or window mechanisms and the door remains perfectly watertight.
Since this thread started a software update somewhere along the way added the window drop to the manual release so it’s now a lot safer.