CarDomain/TTAC Schoolyard Fight Continues

Justin Berkowitz
by Justin Berkowitz
cardomain ttac schoolyard fight continues

Jen Dunnaway, editor of the CarDomain blog writes this week:

“Yesterday in New On The Net, I poked a little fun at TTAC’s whiny diapers, and considering the gentleness of my goading, the results were nothing short of hilarious. Better yet, in the midst of the ensuing brouhaha, TTAC finally got some dealer to take pity on them and hand over the Challenger test car they’d been dreaming of! No need to thank us, guys, just enjoy that car.”

While “gentle goading” seems to be a self-identified strong suit for Ms. Dunnaway, reading is not. Our original story was not whining that a dealer wouldn’t give us a Challenger SRT8 to test drive: it was news that Dodge dealers are probably screwing themselves out of sales by denying actual shoppers a test drive of any Challenger, down to the lowly V6 model. So Ms. Dunnaway was 0 for 1. No big deal, surely she’d get it right on the second try, right? Erm, no. Sajeev drove a friend’s Challenger SRT8 for his review, not a dealership car. Oops, 0 for 2. As it happens, no dealer “took pity” on the fact that TTAC, because our insistence on integrity, is barred from access to Chrysler’s press fleet. Fortunately, Jen needs no pity to drive the Challenger – only a free plane ticket to One Lap of America in South Carolina, and a free hotel stay, free food, and then free time on the racetrack in a new Challenger (with free race gas) and some Dodge engineers. And all she had to do was say that the 4140 lb car “ stuck to the track like it was on rails.”

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  • Mike Solowiow Mike Solowiow on Sep 08, 2008

    @ 66Satellite, And where was that stated in the blog? And that means Dodge didn't really give you a test car either... hmm....

  • Aggrazel Aggrazel on Sep 09, 2008

    Honestly, this is juvenile. This bickering between websites is what will ultimately cause me to drop TTAC from my RSS reader. Who cares what someone on some blog thinks? Ignore that stuff and just do your own thing, you have a fine blog, don't ruin it with garbage like this.

  • Kazoomaloo Kazoomaloo on Sep 09, 2008

    Again, allow me to reiterate my disdain for these catty little blogsquabbles. This crap is so lame, it makes all of us look like dippy teenagers. Also, are you guys going to try to work us into a high dudgeon every time some 15 year old posts "OMG TTAC is so sucky i cant belive it!" on their MySpace? This stuff is nonsense. You're better than this.

  • JuniorMint JuniorMint on Sep 11, 2008

    Those of you who think THIS is petty and juvenile really need to spend some time on the tC boards over at ScionLife. It's hard to get worked up over this when I see comments like "no YOUR gay!!!111" on a daily basis.