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  1. Unknown
    May 9, 2015 @ 1:25 pm

    Neat idea, Hunsbloger! My guess is either a Chevrolet Malibu, Nissan Altima or a Toyota Prius. My gut feeling is it's the later because that's the preferred vehicle of most gangbangers (that's a "Weeds" reference!). WARNING: language.

    youtube.com/watch?v=sZJjTEmXaf8

    • Unknown
      May 10, 2015 @ 3:08 am

      I'm probably alone, as usual, but I've been reading all of the DTer guesses and it makes me chuckle that we'll never know what kind of car that is, exactly. We can guess all day but it won't confirm what make and model it is. Still fun to guess, though!

    • Unknown
      May 11, 2015 @ 3:31 pm

      Who leaves their mail in the box overnight? Lesson learned here; get your mail before the mailbox marauding crim-crims do.

    • Maximus
      May 12, 2015 @ 3:35 am

      I probably pull my mail bi-monthly. Only because I know there is nothing I need in there.

    • Unknown
      May 12, 2015 @ 11:48 am

      Very interesting, Maximus. I'm sure there are plenty of folks that do exactly what you do. But if there's something important and worth stealing, who would do that? I still read a lot of paper media, so I get mine every day. I even know my postal worker, they know me and when it's delivered every day.

  2. w. neff
    May 9, 2015 @ 2:44 pm

    Looks like a Honda Civic to me (and a rather recent model).

  3. M5
    May 9, 2015 @ 3:04 pm

    I agree with the newer Civic. Mail theft must pay reasonably well!

  4. Rene
    May 9, 2015 @ 3:19 pm

    [img] google.com/url?sa=i&source=imgres&cd=&ved=0CAkQjBwwAA&url=http%3A%2F%2Fblog.caranddriver.com%2Fwp-content%2Fuploads%2F2013%2F09%2F2014-Honda-Accord-hybrid-placement1-626×382.jpg&ei=wRZOVd7CLIKyyASwhoGIDg&psig=AFQjCNEzA7lvdQqE8_telvUQ1QP0OIRlLQ&ust=1431267393809668[/img] I think Honda also

    • Rene
      May 9, 2015 @ 3:34 pm

      BTW, I hope your local police department follows through and does a good job since this is a serious crime. In my experience most police departments blow everything off. However, they sure follow through with revenue collection (tickets) and wanting me to vote for more funds. It seems they lost sight of "protect and serve". So I have been losing faith in our justice system.

      That said, I am now excited to say that maybe my faith in the justice system has been renewed!
      The Oklahoma Attorney general Office is getting the job done in the case against Robert Jackson of Swedish Ops that has bilked us of our funds for undelivered product and no refunds.
      See article at this LINK

    • doctordel
      May 10, 2015 @ 4:33 am

      That's fantastic to see. Unfortunately, I fear you will never see any reimbursement. Karma, however, is soundly in your corner for this one, though.

  5. Fleetwood T. Brougham
    May 9, 2015 @ 4:11 pm

    I was on board with the Honda Civic too, until I paid closer attention to the headlights. Those headlights clearly curve upwards along the fender line, and the civic doesn't do that–the civics go more outwards. Here are my suspects (in my order of suspicion) based on the things we can tell—headlight shape, shape of side greenhouse, and the fact that there appears to be an open area of black surrounding the front plate.

    Hyundai Elantra
    [img] imganuncios.mitula.net/2012_hyundai_elantra_springfield_mo_98074136042925436.jpg[/img]

    Kia Forte
    [img] car-pictures.cars.com/images/?IMG=CAC40KIC111C121001.png&WIDTH=624&HEIGHT=300&AUTOTRIM=1[/img]

    Dodge Dart
    [img] wheels.theadvocate.com/images.aspx/id-538902020-w-492-h-369/2015-dodge-dart-020-p2.jpg[/img]

    • SecondMouse
      May 9, 2015 @ 4:36 pm

      Good catch! I think the headlight clues are distinctive. There are not too many cars for which that much headlight on the far side of the car would be visible at that angle. The Hyundia/Kia fits the bill. The photo of the Dart is about the right angle, but no passenger side headlight is visible, so I would rule it out.

    • mrkwong
      May 9, 2015 @ 5:16 pm

      Elantra looks a good bet re headlight/taillight and rear door window contour.

    • Brian P.
      May 11, 2015 @ 6:45 pm

      My first thought was elantra also. Headlights and wraparound taillights seem to point that way.

  6. SecondMouse
    May 9, 2015 @ 4:32 pm

    Almost certainly a late model Japanese import. Clearly a four door – front door handles too far forward to be a two door. Wrap around rear taillights look pretty pronounced in the second shot. The wheels are somewhat distinctive. It looks a bit like a 2014 Prius like this one, seen in similar profile: wot.motortrend.com/1402_toyota_recalls_more_than_700000_prius_hybrids_for_software_fix.html/2014-toyota-prius-three-quarters-drivers-view-001/

    The most distinctive feature in the photo are the rear taillights seen from the side in the second shot. The previous model Altima (circa 2011) also fits the bill. It has chrome in places where it appears the subject vehicle is brightly reflecting. It also has a body line that appears to be illuminated a bit in the second photo.

    Good luck!

  7. Mark T. Jordan
    May 9, 2015 @ 5:43 pm

    I'm with SecondMouse. I'll say Altima. Notice the chrome window surround and the wheels, which are clearly a 5-spoke design. It's definitely not a Prius. Gangbangers and other miscreants don't drive Prii, a used Altima is a much more credible, cheaper, and favored by those on a tight budget. Fleetwood T. Brougham's suggestion of a Kia Forte is a good one, too, but the security pic makes it look longer.

  8. kaibeezy
    May 9, 2015 @ 5:54 pm

    I'm going with Prius based on overall shape, headlights, wheels, window shape.

    [img] upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/4/41/Toyota_Prius_Life_%28ZVW30%29_front-2_20110116.jpg/320px-Toyota_Prius_Life_%28ZVW30%29_front-2_20110116.jpg[/img]

    • Gianni
      May 9, 2015 @ 6:17 pm

      Car in pic 2 seems to have Crome trim around the windows. Does the Prius have Crome trim. I only see black when I image search the Pious.

  9. Rene
    May 9, 2015 @ 6:16 pm

    I am now in the Elantra camp based on the 'C' pillar swoop.

  10. Hunsbloger
    May 9, 2015 @ 6:19 pm

    Thanks! We are working with the Postal Service who are quite responsive and take this very seriously. Our neighborhood is split between two different jurisdictions one side of the street is local, the other side is county.
    I'm leaning towards the Hyundai Elantra because that body crease runs right through the door handles and the window shape at the rear quarter window seems correct and the roofline seems to flow properly.
    The tough part is the the lighting and distortion because I think it stretches the image a little.
    Re: The Prius… rump is too abrupt on the Prius
    Re: The Altima.. the quarter window behind the door kicks up too abruptly
    I'm in no way the definitive answer on this, I'm just commenting on what I'm seeing in the pictures.
    I'll just be sending this link to the appropriate people.

    • Rene
      May 9, 2015 @ 7:21 pm

      Hello Mr. Hunsbloger,
      We have filed your case under "high priority" and you should hear from us soon.
      [img] google.com/url?sa=i&source=imgres&cd=&ved=0CAkQjBwwAA&url=http%3A%2F%2F futuremusic.com%2Fnews%2Fimages%2Fraiders-of-the-lost-ark-warehouse.jpg&ei=XU5OVZPLDIiHyATd74CQDw&psig=AFQjCNGCOZi6RcGiwPL24dctKyudSKHjxA&ust=1431281629287992[/img]

  11. M5
    May 9, 2015 @ 8:12 pm

    I change my vote to the Elantra. The stock wheels seem to match well too. Good Luck!

  12. DRV
    May 10, 2015 @ 2:02 am

    It's dfinately the Honda Civic, not that all of he new cars don't look the same. My dad said when I was a kid that all cars will look the same at some point with safety and aerodynamic requirements.

  13. Anonymous
    May 10, 2015 @ 3:18 am

    Elantra or Sonata. With the stretched appearance it's difficult to determine the size (mid size vs. compact). Sitting at a light daydreaming, I'd say it was a Sonata.

    • Unknown
      May 11, 2015 @ 3:54 am

      I'm gonna say sonata as well. I know the pic seems elongated but i still think it's too long for and elantra

    • Unknown
      May 11, 2015 @ 3:56 am

      I'm gonna say sonata as well. I know the pic seems elongated but i still think it's too long for and elantra

  14. Anonymous
    May 11, 2015 @ 9:44 pm

    Based on the taillights I was thinking Altima/Maxima

  15. Maximus
    May 12, 2015 @ 3:34 am

    I was thinking Hyundai right off the BAT, no pun intended. It could be one of the others, but I don't see a Honda in there.

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