2011 Ford Mustang GT 5.0: Runaway Shopping Cart
April 18, 2011
I went to Costco last week in our Ford Mustang GT. It was a windy night and there were several unattended shopping carts in the parking lot. After loading my groceries in the car, I noticed a runaway shopping cart headed straight towards the pristine, four-month-old car.
I frantically tried to put the car in reverse, but by the time I was in gear, my wife was halfway out of the car, hoping to head off the cart. I couldn't move the car -- if I had reversed, my wife would've been hit by the door. She wasn't able to reach the cart in time and I cringed as the oversized Costco cart (above photo was a re-creation) hit the passenger side front fender.
The dent is roughly the size of a half dollar and did not scratch the paint. This may be a good candidate for the paintless dent remover we interviewed a while back. We'll keep you posted on how this turns out.
Ron Montoya, Consumer Advice Associate @ 6,284.8 miles