Dude, what is my car?

I’m not going to lose many words about TNT’s winter filler show Major Crimes, mostly because there’s not much to say about it. Possibly also because I actually like it even though Mary McDonnell seems to be on Valium most of the time. How she got nominated for an Oscar ages ago is absolutely puzzling as she can’t act for shit. But hey, I love me some Lt. Provenza!

On the latest episode (5×19) I spotted quite the blunder which I’m going to write about. Can’t stop me now!

The team is looking for someone who killed a young cyclist by running him over with their car. Thanks to debris left at the crime scene, the detectives know what car they’re supposed to be looking for:

Good news, we know it’s an SUV made by either Chevy or GMC between the years 2000 and 2006.

Well, that certainly narrows it down a bit, doesn’t it? All that’s left is finding the correct car. After a while of frantic searching, the team is in luck! The mother of another car accident victim – who ironically was killed by the now-dead guy – owns one of these cars:

And she has two vehicles registered to her name. One is a 2006 Chevy Tahoe.

Unfortunately, that car is nowhere to be found as it’s probably in the shop to repair the damage from the hit-and-run. So the team is looking for the garage and, by some ways and means, discovers the car:

Can’t see it here but there are scanlines on an image from a digital camcorder. – Image (c) TNT

Yeah, there’s really nothing wrong here. Except the huge GMC logo on the grille where the Chevrolet emblem is supposed to be. Oh, and the entirely different front. If I didn’t know better, I’d say it’s not a 2006 Chevrolet Tahoe at all, but what do I know? I’m not the detective here!

This is a 2006 Chevy Tahoe, by the way. Spot the differences! – Image (c) momentcar.com

The car they actually found is a 2006 GMC Yukon – at least they got the year right! Unfortunately, that doesn’t prove the soccer mom they’re arresting is guilty.

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