Maybe don’t buy your raging hormonal son an extension of his teenage angst
As long as there are sports cars unfortunatly, there’s going to be an endless supply of inexperienced drivers to wreck them. Hey, those are the facts.
Case in point, according to one San Antonio-area tow driver who shared his story by proxy (someone screenshot his post) on Facebook’s “Anything Wrecked” he had the honor of securing a less-than-week old 2021 Dodge Charger with a salvage title-earning gouge into the front of its hood, effectively wrecking the $30,000+ muscle car.
Check out a screenshot of his post and some blow-ups of images below.
The post reads,
“OK, so I thought I’d come up with “The driver of the night award.” This driver was a 17-year-old kid, Dad just bought him a brand new Dodge Charger, barely 5 days old, still had the new car smell and paper plates.
Showing off last night and ran into the back of a parked semi-truck. It took me forever to figure a way to tie the hood down before I loaded it up on my flatbed.”
If this story sounds awfully familiar to the dozen readers who come back to my blog, it’s because back in October I wrote some words about a 16-year-old in South Dakota who took her 10-day-old 300 HP Chevrolet Camaro out for a rip and slammed it into a tree. You can check out that story here.
Although the V6 Charger starts out at $29,995, once you go up the performance powertrain options, you can easily double that MSRP.
I and other bloggers/writers have gone over ad nauseam how it’s a good idea to start your teen in something not so new or powerful. It’s understandable wanting to get your teen into something safe, but then there are cars that are just asking for trouble. Dodge Challengers, Chargers, Ford Mustangs, and Chevrolet Camaros are expensive to insure for a reason.
Let this parent’s poor choice in car become yet another cautionary tale to add to your memory bank the next time your kid asks, “When are you going to buy me a new car?”