But on the commercial…!


Even the owner of the drowned Hummer admits it was “stupid” to test his vehicle’s amphibious capabilities after a recent storm, but the rest of us can still enjoy a chuckle over it, can’t we?

From the Free Press, with a helpful story on why you shouldn’t assume your car can swim.

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5 responses to “But on the commercial…!

  1. alex said on May 25, 2004 at 4:56 pm

    The vehicle for people with a hundred grand to throw down the drain. Indeed.

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  2. Bob said on May 25, 2004 at 11:13 pm

    I sort of expect people who are dumb enough to fall for the TV commercials to be dumb enough to try something like this.

    I few years ago, I saw a twenty-something woman in business attire try to drive a Jeep Cherokee over a huge pile of snow pushed up in the corner of a parking lot by snow plows. The Cherokee ended up balanced atop the snow pile, all four wheels in the air, and with a good three-foot drop from the door to the steeply-angled icy surface. She couldn’t even get out of the car. She sat there with the door open, screaming with rage. As soon as I could stop laughing, I waved bye-bye and drove away.

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  3. Pam said on May 26, 2004 at 9:06 am

    Oh Bob, that story is priceless! I imagine her trapped in the Jeep until the mound melts!

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  4. deb said on May 26, 2004 at 9:58 am

    that is, indeed, priceless. nance, maybe you can work this scene into your next screenplay. it would KILL.

    re the freep column, my favorite part was learning that the columnist — after digging up all this information about how stupid it is to drive through standing water — proceeds do drive through standing water. cautiously, of course, but still. and now he needs a brake job. duh.

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  5. 4dbirds said on May 26, 2004 at 10:52 am

    Spend 20 years in the army, as I did and one will lose any fascination with the Humvee.

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