Runaway Shopping Cart - 2011 Ford Mustang GT 5.0 Long-Term Road Test

2011 Ford Mustang Long-Term Road Test

2011 Ford Mustang GT 5.0: Runaway Shopping Cart

April 18, 2011

Shopping Cart Mustang.jpg

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.

Mustang Dent.jpg 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

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