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2012 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Roadster Long-Term Road Test

2013 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Roadster: Caged Animal

March 6, 2013

2013 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Roadster

Went to take our long-term 2013 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Roadster to the office the other day, and...surprise! Can't leave my driveway, thanks to the apparently brain-dead owner of this red Mazda 2.

Hello, 311?

2013 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Roadster

After a few hours (long story), I heard the sound of sweet vindication: the Mazda's front tires moaning in protest as the car was moved prior to being towed to its new, temporary and expensive home at the impound yard.

Here's the visual result of said dragging.

2013 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Roadster

This just goes to show that not everyone's eye is caught by a quarter-million-dollar scarlet drop top.

Jason Kavanagh, Engineering Editor


Comments

  • fordson1 fordson1 Posts:

    Wonderful - poetic justice. So this guy can't see a curb cut, and also can't see a pair of 10-foot-tall drive gates. I have a corner lot, with driveway entrances on BOTH streets. I get this crap a lot.

  • quadricycle quadricycle Posts:

    Good job on getting it towed. One of our neighbor's friends/family members/acquaintances would sometimes park in front of our mailbox during the day. When the post office notified us as such, I said that they could tow it should it happen again. Honestly though, I wouldn't wish that dragging on them, that hurts to look at!

  • hank39 hank39 Posts:

    This post put a smile on my face.

  • yellowbal yellowbal Posts:

    That's interesting that the tow truck driver didn't put the front wheels on dollies. Then again, the tow truck is not liable for damages.

  • bryan__t bryan__t Posts:

    Yellowbal, given how that dude parked, I bet his front bumper was right on the butt of another car. So the tow truck driver may not have had much of a choice.

  • stovt001_ stovt001_ Posts:

    I live in an apartment with one garage space per unit and street parking is at a huge premium (mostly because all other residents fill their one garage space with useless junk and park their expensive cars outside) but whenever we park adjacent to a driveway, we make sure we're not blocking it in any way and won't try to fudge it if it is close. I'm happy to see justice was served. People need to embrace the idea that your convenience shouldn't come at the expense of others.

  • chrisej chrisej Posts:

    Thats pretty rude to block someone's driveway...

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