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.''
For some reason the wisdom of smaller-than-standard size vans evaded North America until mid-2009 when the first Transit Connect arrived. The vehicle immediately won North American Truck of the Year at the 2010 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) and has proven itself popular with buyers ever since.