Oh heck yeah! I'm not proud of having done this, but my mom's 2001 Highlander, AWD, all stock, managed to get mud up to the door, and jump like Bo Duke on all 4 wheels.
Circa 2011. Mariposa County. Chowchilla Mountain Road after a rainstorm. Just got my license
And then there was that time I managed to pull a F150 out of mud with the same car.
You can't even try to kill those cars. Can't happen. You'd have to drive it off a cliff or set the thing on fire
Still ran and drove like normal, minus needing one hell of a wheel alignment!
Dec 28, '17
I have no hairy auto stories other than having been a passenger in a flipped 1966 (or so) Corvair; though we went airborn, briefly, and we landed on the roof, there was 3 1/2 feet of snow to cushion our landing. All that was required repair-wise was the dent being taken out of the roof, and cleaning up the groceries (specifically the new box of Cheerios, which had somehow opened itself mid-flight, so that Cheerios were scattered all throughout the cars interior.)
Hubby has been driving the same Toyota pick-up (capable of 4-wheel drive if needed) since 1993...takes a lickin' and keeps on tickin'...so to speak. Do you know,he STILL has to pay taxes on it? A whopping $20-something dollars per year. Stoopit!
So that's MY contribution to "Cah-Tawk".
[Yes I am from the same place as Frick and Frack<don't drive like my brother> The Tappet (Tappit?) Brothers...may one of 'em rest in peace.]