Last night I stopped by a local Mazda/Dodge/Jeep/Mitsubishi dealer to check out some cars (and a Harley Sportster 883 they got in on trade... mmmm...)..
Walking through the lot I noticed quite a few Dodge Challengers - and having just watched Top Gear USA the night before, I was slightly curious to look them over a little more. Still thinking in my head "I just don't know if I could DODGE..." but still appreciating the car none the less.
The GM was actually walking by and we struck up a little conversation while strolling down the aisle.
As I approached each vehicle (each Dodge Challenger), I noticed a little ding, about the same size and depth - positioned in exactly the same place - on each car.
DeJa Vu! - I gasped.
The strip club? - He was puzzled.
No, it's like a glitch in the Matrix - come look at this.
Every single one of your Dodge Challengers has a dent in the exact same place.
Are you joking me right now? Who did this to my cars?
It's really too perfect to be vandalism, I think it's a defect.
From the factory maybe?
I don't know...
So he walks up to the car, rear quarter over the wheel. Pulls open the gas tank door, and voila! The shapes line up perfectly!
WHAT CRAP! - he says...
Apaprently, the hinges on the fuel door allow the surface of the door to hit the body. So if you're not careful, or put any pressure at all on the fuel door while it's open - it acts as a lever and puts a nice, deep, round dent right in your fender!!
Sorry no rule #1 - but a google search does turn up tons of aftermarket fuel doors for this car. After seeing this last night, I think that's the FIRST thing I'd do if I bought one.