Captain Ned wrote:
At some point all car owners realize that keeping the body pristine is not worth the time or effort, especially for a commodity car like a Civic (nothing personal, I've owned one).
I tried to make it clear that I wasn't interested in pursuing a remedy that was complicated, time consuming, or expensive. I guess you didn't get that or were simply preaching to the choir? Either way the car isn't even 8 months old and I already pretty much realize that it's just a Civic. Thanks for the other tips.
I am going to get a $7 suction cup and try it out. If that doesn't fix the dent then I am not going to bother with anything else.
The funny thing is, the only other imperfection on my car happened earlier in the year when I hit a runaway wheel cover at 65mph down the freeway. Pretty nice sized gash in the middle of my front bumper thingy. This didn't bother me at all because I recognized that it was the "natural" result of driving and therefore the price of doing business.
On the other hand, the newest dent on my car door is obviously the result of either a malicious or downright sloppy/ignorant/careless person who slammed his car door into mine. Seeing the dent reminds me that most members of the human race are all jerks to strangers and have little concern for other people's property. That just bothers me, I don't consider it the price of business, and if I can fix the dent for $7 to solve my humanist issues, so be it.