- Want a big splash? Use a big thing. Screengrab from a video courtesy of Ben Gregers.

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In the aftermath of storm Cristoph, water crossings have been running high, but that's not stopped some plucky motorists from giving it a go!

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Obviously, some of what you're about to see is dangerous, ill-advised and laughable, you could damage your car, but that would make the following videos funnier. You have been warned. That being said watching a pillock bin their car in the swollen waters of Rufford ford brings immeasurable joy. And that joy isn't just limited to the residents of the small village in north Nottinghamshire. Conveniently a chap called Ben Gregers has been out documenting the success and failures as people try to cross the swollen ford in the Midlands.

So enjoy this, the latest compilation of catastrophes, splashes, and a swimming Citroen C1!

As hinted, this is the eleventh in a series of videos documenting people giving it a go, and that Corsa has been there for a while, with one unsuccessful recovery attempt seeing a team use the rear door catch as an anchor point...

Other highlights? Video 9, right at the beginning when someone bins a MK5 Golf, and then someone bins a Ford Kuga and has to dejectedly get out and wade to dry land. So treat yourself to 10 minutes of levity watching Land Rovers go sploosh. Unless you live in Manchester, in which case, get dry soon.

Oh, and of course I had to give it a go! Albeit back in October 2019 when I lived up that way. So here's the Jimny going for a splash filmed by a passenger.

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Again, this was filmed by a passenger... totally...

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Comments (13)

  • I’ve been watching these for days now. Amazing how many people think their cars can swim!!

      1 month ago
    • It’s laughable but a great way to pass the time

        1 month ago
    • Indeed, watching the overconfidence of people in 4x4’s that break are the funniest ones.

      There are some normal cars that are better at wading than premium 4x4’s which are based on normal cars. Some people however just don’t get that.

        1 month ago
  • So interesting to watch different styles of driving. The BMW driver went way too fast and was lucky not to trash his bumper, as did some of the other drivers, but I was impressed by how most of them clearly know how to Ford a stream. Particularly impressed by the C1 driver properly demonstrating that they know how to drive.

      1 month ago
  • Is there anything a Citroen C1 can't do? My friend has a 12 year old C1 and it is quite literally amazing!

      1 month ago
  • O m f g

    This is greaaaat

    I could watch this all dayy longgg

      1 month ago
  • Someone actually bought a Dodge Journey in the UK?

      29 days ago
    • Yup. I went to school with a guy who’s mum had one. Or was that a Nitro. Either way it was metallic red, chintzy and awful.

        29 days ago
    • It’s so weird to see them outside of NA, because I just can’t imagine anyone buying one (they sell like hot cakes in NA)

      Still enjoyed the MAN HX60 splashing through tho 😂

        29 days ago