If by different you mean the valets in the States take better care of the cars, I am not sure that is always true. One of our local TV stations did a segment on valets stealing from the cars they parked. They put a camera in some cars and showed the valets stealing just about anything not attached.rusper - 3/8/2005 5:07 AM
I only ever had my car (S-class merc) valet parked once and it was crashed.........never again. I suppose things are different in the States.
However, as mentioned previously, there are some places in and around LA where valet parking is the ONLY parking as there is no other parking close by and the restaurant/club etc, will not allow you to park your own car. LA is so spread out that taxis are not a feasible option. Could use a limo but then I would look like a celebrity (or a tourist)!