Chevy Equinox Crab Walks Down The Road: Video9
Running the GMC Hummer EV in Crab Walk mode is a surefire way to impress onlookers, but this crab-walking Chevy Equinox doesn’t have quite the same effect, as seen in the following video.
Recently finding its way onto social media, the video is pretty straight-forward, even if the Chevy Equinox isn’t. The video looks as though it was shot from inside the cabin of another vehicle following the Chevy Equinox is it screeches down the road. The Chevy appears to be stuck sideways, its rear tires dragging against the pavement in permanent oversteer as the driver tries to keep it between the lines. Considering the circumstances, one might expect the crossover to be swaying around quite a bit, but overall, the driver manages to stays in one lane, for the most part at least.
Exactly what led to this scenario is uncertain, but judging by the damage to the rear driver’s side quarter panel seen blowing in the breeze, it appears as though this Chevy Equinox was in a heavy collision that mangled the rear suspension and alignment. It’s not totally clear, but it looks like the driver’s side rear wheel is bent inwards, while the passenger’s side rear wheel and front two wheels are “straight.” Again, though, it’s not totally clear.
What is certain, however, is that watching this thing cruise down the road is absolutely absurd. The driver’s side rear tire emits a shrill howl as a trail of bluish smoke follows from behind. It’s a head-scratcher how this driver hasn’t been pulled over.
The other big question is what exactly prompted the driver to take their Chevy Equinox out on the road in such a condition? Is the driver late for work? Are they taking the car to the junkyard, or possibly to get it repaired, and simply didn’t want to spring for a tow truck? Maybe this video was shot immediately after the collision that caused the damage, and the driver simply isn’t thinking clearly? Regardless, it should go without saying, but if your Chevy Equinox is crab walking and you didn’t install a new GMC Hummer EV powertrain under the skin, then you should probably leave it where it is.
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Jealous of the new EV’s crabwalk capabilities, this gas Equinox driver decided to mod his vehicle to do the same.
OK, maybe not, but what some people do to avoid paying for a tow…
It’s times like that where I wish I were still a police officer. I’d pull the moron over and ticket them for everything I could. Too bad people like that can’t be arrested for aggravated stupidity.
Anyhow, off my soapbox now. It’s amazing how often you will see stuff like this. Just the other day I was in an Uber on my way back to the dealership when we came up behind a newer Toyota Camry with the entire back smashed in. The trunk lid was bent upwards blocking any rear visibility. The exhaust tailpipe was bend totally forward. Zero taillights or any rear lights for that matter. Metal and plastic just hanging there with the bumper cover sticking out of the trunk and not secured. Gawd the stupidity in this world.
Car was probably involved in a hit-and-run or carjacking and the driver is trying to run from the cops.
Looks like Lane Keep Assist is working splendid here.
That’s not the new Hummer!!
If you want to see more nonsense there is plenty on You Tube. The best ones for me are those people who drive with no tires. You cant make this up. Here in Quebec this would have been stopped very fast.
Some kid that smacked up his mom’s car and is going to try to hide the fact.
That looks like Big Altima Energy there
With that kind of damage, I would think that the dash would light like a Christmas tree telling the driver that something is wrong with the car.