I am highly insulted by your disregard for our bigger, superior American cars and films! I challenge you to a race!!
Does Vimeo still offer the option to download the original video file? Could you post one there or somewhere to see what the original looks like?
Also, could you open it with Avidemux (open source video editor) and under Tools use the Bitrate Histogram to tell us the maximum and average bitrates? For instance, a #11 keychain shows 6552 and an old SanDisk Vmate shows 3722.