Rental cars aren’t babied…we know this. I’m guilty of this…reverse donuts in a Dodge Stratus, e-brake skids in the snow in a Corolla, and don’t ask what happened to the Ford van that got rented in California about ten years ago. Let’s just say that someone way above my pay grade got to deal with the very, very angry Enterprise agent once the van came in on a rollback…with it’s front suspension arriving on the second truck. From the horror stories of the Shelby GT-H of years past to the guy who pays for the walk-away insurance and proceeds to test out every last fail-safe a modern car comes with, rental cars have a reputation for being some of the most thrashed-on rides out there.
Now, I might be guilty of having a little fun with a rental, but I’m a saint who drives like a top-rated limo driver compared to whoever last rented this Dodge Charger. It’s a V6 model, so you can count out any Hemi-induced hijinks, but judging from how mangled the front end is on this particular car, I’m willing to bet there was a co-pilot who was screaming out the first few notes of “Dixie” as this car took flight…before auguring down onto one very solid rock with the crossmember.