2009 Dodge Ram: Scraaaaaaape!
December 02, 2009
OK, let's hear it. Call me an idiot. I can take it.
I was pulling into a parking space in Inside Line's test-car garage, and scraaaaape, POP, went the right side of the full-size Dodge Ram.
"Shoot," I muttered. (Not really, just trying to keep it clean).
I scraped the truck's side on an, uh, inconveniently placed cement pole.
Based on the loud noise, I feared the damage would be much worse. Turns out, the loud popping noise wasabody panel cringing and flexing back into place.
Still, I managed to take out three separate panels, a feat my boss, Editor in Chief Scott Oldham wasn't afraid to point out: "What did you do? Confirm you made contact and then floor it?," he asked.
No estimate yet, but rest assured I'll be paying my stupid tax for some time to come.
Kelly Toepke, News Editor (and Ram Wrecker)