OK, I feel a bit daft asking this question but MNs appear to be the fount of all knowledge so you may be able to help me.
I was knocked of my motorbike yesterday and have a few minor injuries including a fracture. However it was a hit and run. Because I was injured the police are prepared to investigate it a bit more than they usually would but I cannot identify the car involved. In my befuddled state after being sprawled out on the road I only caught a fleeting glimpse of the car.
So here goes...see if you can suggest a make of car from this description.
It was old (about 10-15 years) and an old shape, hatchback about the size of an Astra but definitely not an Astra. The rear lights were in a row above the bumper, not in a cluster or a triangle like more modern cars. It was quite angular shape not curvy like new cars. I'm almost certain it would be a Japanese make...Nissan or Mazda. It was definitely not an Astra, Escort, Peugeot, Citroen or Rover
So any suggestions? Not a lot to go on but the police said that they may be able to trace the car just from the colour and the model.
Pacific.......are you OK? Hope you're not in too much pain. I'm surprised you got the info you did, were there no other witnesses? Sorry I'm not much good with cars but hope they get him (ooer suppose it might be a her!)
The lights were horizontal. I also am going to stalk a car park later but at the moment i am a bit too sore.
Thank you for your concern Janh and Luckymum. I'm a bit bruised down my right side but I've broken my big toe! It's hardly life threatening but very, very sore! And I can only wear slippers. We are going to a big family occasion this weekend so I will be all dressed up to the nines with my lovely new outfit on......and my slippers.
Go to W H Smith and try and find a Haynes Manual - they have pictures of the cars going back a few years - if not look on Ebay at their car bit they have lots of old cars for sale and there may be a picture - I will have a search for you anyway.X
I'm pretty sure it was a Toyota, Hyundai, Honda or Nissan. Very old but banger rather than classic. (DH is a classic car nut and I can identify most of the classis cars) If I could only see pictures of the rear, I could identify it straight away.