...in NYC yesterday morning (before daylight). It nearly knocked the fillings out of my teeth. I drove around the block to see what I hit and it was approx. 10" deep. I haven't gotten a chance to look under the car or at my struts (for leakage) but the car feels OK. I had an alignment done about 3 montha ago and I assume I now need another. The steering wheel is still staight and all feels well but I guess I won't know for sure until I have it checked. Is an alignment mandatory or sometimes not needed because your wheels were straight? PS: I stopped this morning to look at the hole (with my digital camera) and they already had it filled.