- Feb 1, 2007
- Dallas, Texas
- 00 4Runner | 02 919 | 87 XJ6 | 86 CB700SC
Please tell me this isn't legally allowed to drive around ...
Technically, it's allowed to drive around without a trunk lid at all, though it will fail its next inspection for other reasons. Hoods are also not required in Texas, only that the driver's forward line of sight not be significantly obstructed.
To be totally fair to the driver, I didn't see any rust at all, not even flash rusting (which would form overnight on exposed Corolla sheet metal), on the exposed metal where the paint had cracked off in whatever incident sodomized the Corolla - so it's entirely possible the driver was simply limping their freshly-damaged vehicle to a shop or home. The GMT400 was considerably scarier to be sharing the road with.