A lottery winner in the U.K. tried to drive through a flooded road but miscalculated the level of water and ended up stranded when his Bentley got three feet deep.
Robert Johnson was on his way to a business meeting when the incident happened. Just a few days after the car was rescued and declared a complete loss, he went out and bought himself a spanking new Mercedes-Benz.
''I don't know what all the fuss is about, it's just a flooded Bentley,'' he said. ''I've gone out and got a new car. Job done.''
At the same time as my esteemed colleague was off driving the new 2015 WRX in the Californian sun, I was stuck at home in well-below-zero temperatures and snow behind the wheel of a '14 Subaru Impreza. While the two may seem worlds apart, they are borne of the same basic instincts, and that's saying something.