We were driving along a Forest Road in the mountains when I caught sight of this. Somebody went off the road! And the car caught fire! But it must have been a few years back, as the vegetation is all green.
I’ll let you decide what it is.
That hubcap has to have been put there later by a fellow hiker who picked it up some distance away (whether or not it originally came off this car) since the car’s burned out.
Wheels say Accord, 4-lug so 4 cylinder.
Agreed, mid 90’s Accord. There’s even a small Honda script on the alloy wheel.
Watch for poison ivy. It’s making me itch just seeing it in the pics.
I’d say a 5th generation Honda Accord, likely a pre-1995 facelift version.
I was going to say 1993-1995 Accord but the wheels are throwing me off.
Ah! looks like the wheel is ’93 only premium wheel.
Well, I was going to say 2005 Fusion but they have a round gas door, so that’s not it.
One burned out modern sedan looks pretty much like another. I remember seeing a burned out 1960 Pontiac when I was a kid, no mistaking that!
That’s funny – 1st gen Fusion was my first thought. Taillights I guess.
Yeah, I thought Ford Fusion or Mercury Milan. Or possibly a Camry.
That’ll buff right out.
Being right next to the road makes me wonder how some scrapper hasn’t pulled it out for a trip to the scales.
Scrapyards typically demand a title, even for a heap like this.
That must have been a pretty severe punt!
Having been in a not dissimilar accident once, albeit without the fire but with a double rollover instead, I can attest it’s not easy. Hopefully, the occupants were/are OK.
Looking at it now, it maybe hit a tree that then fell on the car, hence the roof damage and the obvious effort to get the rear door open.
In the UK, the insurer (effectively the owner now) would be expected to have had this removed to a suitable facility, assuming the police did not need to retain it for evidence
I’m guessing this is the disposal site, not necessarily a crash.
Yah, and all the junk in the back seat area says this heap has been through some changes since it last moved under its own power.
Interesting Roger, here I’m seeing crashed cars remaining in place for weeks at a time unless I guess they are insured and dragged away to be assessd for repair, police tape around them means they’ve been noticed and reported and checked for bodies, broken down cars often get stripped of parts before they are removed.
You never told our mam about the double roll!
All burnt up.
That’s what it is.
I’m thinking Volvo S60 – taillights, read door shape, trunklid shape with that horizontal crease. I almost bailed on that because of the 4-lug hubcap, but as metioned above, it must have been put there.
Scratch that. It’s not a hubcap. Thus, it’s not an S60.
Yeah as mentioned above, it’s a 5th gen Accord, specifically a 96-97 looking at the trunk panel (the seam gives it away as a facelifted model). The wheel on the rear however is from a 1993-exclusive Accord SE.
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