m4ff3w
m4ff3w Dork
8/28/09 10:02 a.m.

Front Shot Photobucket

Right Wheel Right Wheel

Left Wheel Left Wheel

Undercarriage Under Vue 1

Ouchy! Was being towed behind a motor home and they left it in Park.

jstein77
jstein77 HalfDork
8/28/09 10:09 a.m.

Look in Webster's under "oblivious". Same pictures.

Tim Baxter
Tim Baxter Online Editor
8/28/09 10:13 a.m.

I wonder what eventually tipped them off that something wasn't right? The shower of sparks? The smoke? The awful screeching? The parade of people pointing and laughing?

Karl La Follette
Karl La Follette Reader
8/28/09 10:28 a.m.

chance to get one of those chrome oil pans

alex
alex HalfDork
8/28/09 11:11 a.m.

Coming from motorcycles, I've always thought of asphalt as an abrasive. I never thought to use it to grind down the entire underside of a car, however.

44Dwarf
44Dwarf HalfDork
8/28/09 12:15 p.m.

OMFG

andrave
andrave Reader
8/28/09 12:19 p.m.

you'd think it just would have broken park gear.

I saw an aztec drive by my house with one completely flat tire and another tire down to the rim. Just some old guy, throwing sparks, doing 45 mph.

You could hear him coming from about 2 miles away.

jrw1621
jrw1621 HalfDork
8/28/09 12:19 p.m.

Is it true that towing a car behind a motorhome can really have a affect on mpg?

How much HP do you need to drag a Vue around the highway?

dean1484
dean1484 Dork
8/28/09 12:38 p.m.

I can here the husband / wife argument about that one lol

sachilles
sachilles Reader
8/28/09 12:44 p.m.

Can you imagine when you finally stop and go back and look.

WTF did my tires go?

mistanfo
mistanfo Dork
8/28/09 1:07 p.m.

The good news is: they still have hubcaps.

Ian F
Ian F HalfDork
8/28/09 1:11 p.m.

"Look dear. Isn't traveling by motor home nice? All of these people are passing by waving at us."

Strizzo
Strizzo SuperDork
8/28/09 1:33 p.m.

there was something similar a couple years ago where someone pulled an explorer sport trac in park. it ground the wheels, brakes, and started into the axle housing before they finally stopped.

neon4891
neon4891 SuperDork
8/28/09 1:39 p.m.

So I take it that it is a FWD Vue

Feedyurhed
Feedyurhed Reader
8/28/09 1:44 p.m.
Tim Baxter wrote: I wonder what eventually tipped them off that something wasn't right? The shower of sparks? The smoke? The awful screeching? The parade of people pointing and laughing?

Ya.........you would think they would have noticed that right away.

jharbert
jharbert New Reader
8/28/09 1:52 p.m.

I see the problem. The wheels are supposed to be round.

alex
alex HalfDork
8/28/09 1:56 p.m.

And now they're probably going to sue GM for letting them be this stupid.

WilD
WilD Reader
8/28/09 1:58 p.m.
alex wrote: And now they're probably going to sue GM for letting them be this stupid.

Probably will sue, for not honoring the warranty...

Tyler H
Tyler H Dork
8/28/09 5:22 p.m.

I wonder what it will cost their insurance to re-pave 10 miles of interstate?

Feedyurhed
Feedyurhed Reader
8/28/09 6:29 p.m.

Kinda like one of those low riders with the skid plates that throw the sparks but not in a good way since it has no skid plate, is not a low rider and it was not intentional..

aussiesmg
aussiesmg Dork
8/28/09 7:08 p.m.

Quick jack it up and nobody will notice

porksboy
porksboy Dork
8/28/09 9:12 p.m.

Saw an old Ford pick up being towed in Arizona that they had forgotten to take out of gear. Column shift was in gear and the engine was puking oil and smoke. I stopped them on the side of the road and they took it out of gear. I dont know wxactly what happened, they tried to explain and thank me but they were Mexican and spoke no engrish. I dont speak Spanish very goodly.

Wally
Wally SuperDork
8/29/09 2:06 a.m.

Clark: Oh, you can't think I'd do this on purpose? Look... I tied him to the rear bumper while I was packing the car. It was very confusing. I must have forgot. I'm very sorry, I feel terrible.

Motorcycle Cop: How do you think that little dog feels?

Clark: Look, I told you I was sorry. It really was an accident.

Motorcycle Cop: Well, I guess I can buy that, sir. But it is a shame. I had a pooch like this when I was a kid.

[both Clark and the motorcycle cop sorrowfully look at the empty road behind them]

Motorcycle Cop: Poor little guy. Probably kept up with you for a mile or so. [tearing up]

Motorcycle Cop: Tough little mutt...

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