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Old 08-18-2009, 09:39 PM   #11 (permalink)
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In that case I vote Chevy HHR :



The wheels match, and the upper red rectangle are "looks" like the back of the HHR to me.

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I did a little more Googling, and people seem to think it's either an HHR or Aveo.

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I did a little more Googling, and people seem to think it's either an HHR or Aveo.
That was my "gut feeling" when Frank said it wasn't a Smart. Aveo's have 4-lug bolt patterns, but the crash has a 5-lug wheel, just like the HHR. Soooooooooo, I'm sticking with the HHR.

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Escapes have wheels like that too. From 2009 Ford Escape Pictures

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The plot thickens!!!!

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I doesn't really matter, it's not a "small car".

I don't give a damn if it was a HUMMER, any car would have been crushed between those two.
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Escapes have wheels like that too. From 2009 Ford Escape Pictures

Go to Snopes and click on the image, then enlarge it as much as you can. I can get it about 10 steps larger than it's actually posted there b/c of firefox. (CTRL and +). The image isn't as clear or high-res as I'd like to see for this kind of deliberation, but it doesn't seem to have the edge detail on the spokes like the Escape's wheels do, although it does have the 5 spoke and 5 lug with a 60mm +/- center cap.
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How could anyone mistake the fine spoked three lugged wheels of a smart car for 5 lug wheels like that?
Either way, two dump trucks full of dirt and the only thing that might save you is another dump truck, so if you want to be really safe drive a dump truck!
Or don't tail gate.
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Or always try to leave room ahead for an evasive maneuver and use your rear view mirror when slowing & stopped. Rear crash avoidance is an option!

(I've done it once to get away from a transport truck that had locked its brakes after coming into a construction slowdown behind me with too much speed.)

On the vehicle ID mystery... what about an older Chevy Blazer? Has the rim lip detail the HHR is missing.

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Or always try to leave room ahead for an evasive maneuver and use your rear view mirror when slowing & stopped. Rear crash avoidance is an option!

(I've done it once to get away from a transport truck that had locked its brakes after coming into a construction slowdown behind me with too much speed.)

On the vehicle ID mystery... what about an older Chevy Blazer? Has the rim lip detail the HHR is missing.

Close, but the crushed one doesn't have the 4x4 logo embossed on a spoke, and the Blazer/Jimmy/S10/S15 doesn't have the same center cap profile that the crushed one has.
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True and true. The mystery deepens.

(OK, it doesn't deepen. It just continues.)

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