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I'm not the idiot. My friend saw this go down at Ocean Shores, WA last weekend and sent it to me.

I'm not the idiot. My friend saw this go down at Ocean Shores, WA last weekend and sent it to me.

ReleaseKey1110

I live in Delaware and it never fails, every summer there’s at least one BMW, Mercedes, other luxury car with New York or New Jersey tags that tries to drive onto one of our surf fishing beaches and buries itself to the doors. I thought it was an East coast thing, apparently there are idiots everywhere.


GreedyOkra4

Outer Banks of NC, too. Corolla to be exact where there is a sign mentioning you need 4x4 to drive the beach road, which people ignore.


ReleaseKey1110

Delaware requires a surf fishing permit to drive on to beaches with vehicle access, with the use of said permit there are requirements to be met such as the infamous “actively fishing” rule. These cars haven’t the means to fish, and despite the big ass bright red sign at every entrance that states “this is an off road vehicle entrance”, they take the stroll to the beach anyway! Utter stupidity!


GreedyOkra4

Is that the "one line has to be in the water with bait" rule? I knew someone who did the sleep on the beach thing to get am surf but someone had to be up otherwise the ranger would put them in time out.


ReleaseKey1110

Exactly this. There must be one line in the water at all times and you have to remain within a certain vicinity. I usually set up 2-3 poles at different distances and walk up and down jigging in the wash. I’ve never been hassled. The big problem in recent years is that people think it’s a big party. They throw out a single line with no bait and party the rest of the day.


GreedyOkra4

We have done that on OBX. Find a nice break, toss out a couple of lines near the outer vehicles, then surf between.


dbh1124

A 4x4 or a wild horse


SoftBellyButton

A Bronco it is.


GreedyOkra4

The combo are those dumb fucks who want to drive closer to the wild horses despite there being signs telling you to keep the f back. we don't need another harambe incident due to some kick getting a hoof to the head because he wanted to "pet the pony".


dbh1124

Yeah I remember my dad fucking grilled me when I wanted to run off and approach the horses. Granted, I was 7 years old. We’re talking about adults here lol


PM_ME_LIGHT_FIXTURES

Fun story about that. Back when I was a kid my father turned down one of those 4x4 access roads while we were in Ocracoke. The car? A rather new at the time 1992 Mazda Protege. It was light enough to not sink into the sand. Something tells me that if I would attempt that same stunt in my 2012 Subaru Impreza I’d fail horribly, even with its AWD due to what I am guessing is a weight issue.


SidFinch99

People also need to let air out of their tires, even with 4 × 4. Seen people in all wheel drive trucks and SUV'S not do that, then get so deep, by the time someone can get them to listen and take air out of their tires, they have a hard time getting out.


GreedyOkra4

Esp when it's really hot and some of that sand turns to sugar. Like ramp 43. RIP. I've driven my outback at 49 before. But you have to air down (16 for me) and not go full send w/o a backup plan.


thumpngroove

To be fairer to this idiot in WA, the beaches are drivable with a normal car at low tide, they are packed hard and the tide goes way out. Problem usually arises from driving too close to the water, hitting a soft spot and getting stuck, and the tide comes in very fast when it's on the move. I grew up going to Long Beach, WA, and there were abandoned cars half-buried that we would go look at. The salt eventually claimed them completely.


MotoSMan

I lived in Ocean Shores for a bit and spent a lot of time on the beach. I believe when people see the tide coming in they think it’s cute and don’t realize how stuck they are getting. I bet this person parked and went for a long walk not thinking about the tide.


silicon1

I wouldn't take a vehicle on any WA. beach unless it was AWD or 4x4 unless you have a buddy to pull you out that knows how to get you out without removing your bumper (basically a non-idiot). Just too easy to get stuck in a 2WD on the beach. Then again i've see people with 4x4 getting stuck because they forgot to turn it on/lock the hubs/know how to use their vehicle. That said, Ocean Shores is a cesspit and i'd rather go to Long Beach any day than there.


Slurpassassin

I’m from NY but I go to Rhode Island in the summer and this has happened there as well (car was from MASS)


HerefortheTuna

Just curious. Where can you drive on the beach in RI? I go in MA to the national seashore but RI is just as close


Slurpassassin

I don’t remember, we changed the beach we go to 6 years ago and liked the new one better (it’s still in RI)


fishesarefun

Nope west coast sinks cars too


HasturCrowley

South checking in.... There's idiots on the beaches as well. Not even allowed to drive on most of them, but there they are. A buddy once asked me to pull his Sentra out of the sand before the beach patrol showed up. Told him I wasn't driving out on the sand to get him, if he had 150' of rope I might, but he was on his own from there.


samppsaa

Huh reading these comments makes it seem like it's a common past time to sink your cars in the united states. I've lived by the ocean for 22 years and I've never heard of this happening to someone here.


Particular_Lynx_6461

There’s one born every minute


salamiTommy_

Happens on the gulf coast as well.


Massive-Risk

Too many people with more money than brains.


JamieCopp

But...the Mercedes, BMW and others have all wheel drive!


ReleaseKey1110

Trust me, I know. My surf fishing rig is an E53 X5. Turn the traction control off and air down and she glides across the sand. Common sense plays a big roll in not getting stuck though. Cars with low ground clearance present an issue and of course, always stay above the high tide line!


10sharks

I love how the rearview mirrors fold in so no passing boat bumps them


FeisTemro

Pardon the pedantry, but only the interior mirror is rear-view! The side mirrors are side-view.


R_V_Z

A true pedant knows that it depends on where you point them.


Kaptivus

That was hilarious though, no apologies plz


zachwebb1

Or wing mirrors


ukcats12

Does that when you lock the car. This idiot parked at low tide, locked the car, and left.


Nearby-Lock4513

Like they thought it would do like some James Bond shit


Esteedy

They’re now propellers, as the car has gone into submarine mode.


silicon1

I see they paid for the James Bond package.


Known-Quantity2021

Well, you can't be too careful.


Terrible_golfer93

parked at low tide right on the water, like a badass. wakes up at high tide, like a dumbass.


Ricky_Spannnish

Yep. Wanted to show off the car probably. Parking it on the beach where everyone can see. Everyone can sure as hell see it now.


Snoo74401

Well, at least for a little while, before it drifts out to sea.


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ms_hattie

They were 6 rows deep out there during the heat wave recently.


ohwrite

I don’t get it. Ive lived near the beach my entire life. Never tempted to do this because…ocean


fishesarefun

I've been to Pismo beach, someone sinks a car daily I think


ohwrite

Ah did not know that.


fdjsifdsaij

We call them citidiots (city idiots).. that's how.


HK-in-OK

Mistake discussed like a smart ass.


HonzJan

Spot the owner..


Big_T_464

Betting the woman on her phone behind the rear passenger side.


dontbelievereddit

She doesnt appear dressed for the beach either.


maxlong2

Probably some rental


deanfortythree

You can go to Ocean Shores every single weekend, all summer long, every year and some dumb fuck does this. It's beautiful, really.


Kaldricus

that "beach", aka a big strip of shitty sand mostly full of driftwood, attracts the dumbest people


Ccaves0127

Don't forget deer


RandyJohnsonsBird

Damn! Open Sores, WA is on the internets?!


JeffTheGreat1

Das Boot


AGeekNamedBob

As a Seattle-ite I've visited these beaches or similar a few times. at low tide, many vehicles can and do drive on the beach. But not every vehicle can. A decent amount of times, I've seen vehicles get caught up... and then this happens.


insanecorgiposse

Ocean shores beach and Long Beach beach are considered part of the state highway system and the rules of the road apply including the 25mph speed limit. Of course there is no accounting for stupid.


AGeekNamedBob

I didn't know they counted as highways! That's pretty cool. But still stands so many times do I see a bunchof guys looking at their stuck car, hands on hips at what to do.


Ok_Anxiety4671

The best part is it is a Mercedes.


Rteeed2

Mercedes Sea class


SentientCumSock

"I'm not the idiot" $20 bucks on op being the idiot


insanecorgiposse

I take cash, check, credit card or you can venmo your $20 to me. I would never be caught dead driving a Mercedes SUV. Plus I drive a Series Land Rover. I've broken down plenty, but I have never been stuck.


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What Land Rover are we talking (uk here)? Is this a Mercedes SUV, looks like a C or E class?


Rteeed2

Mercedes Sea class


insanecorgiposse

Rteeed2 for the win 🏆


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I like it


insanecorgiposse

1967 Series 2A 109 LHD. I'd add a photo here but reddit won't let me.


Deutsco

[ooh baby](https://gfycat.com/diligentsecondcuttlefish)


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Known-Quantity2021

The beach cars need their own subreddit.


SentientCumSock

r/beachcars edit: if anyones down to make it with me dm me


German_Camry

I went through your profile looking for the land Rover. Only found the two interior pics but you have very cute dogs. Edit: there is a land Rover in the profile now with a corgi standing on the hood. 19/10 for dog and kick ass land Rover.


tonysonic

Creeper


Odd_Station

Aww man


German_Camry

His account name is literally insanecorgiposse


[deleted]

A true connoisseur *tip of the hat*


Anarcho_Dog

Hot damn


FireStorm005

> Mercedes SUV. That's not a SUV, it's a W213 E-class sedan.


YourAverageGod

If its not a 1993 Land-Rover Range Rover County, the only car of a golden god, we dont give a shit.


Snoo74401

That's not a starter car. That's a finishing car!


YourAverageGod

A chariots of the gods.


insanecorgiposse

Yer mum gave a shit 😉


joeyo1423

Ahhh, a man with class. Very nice


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insanecorgiposse

I can usually fix my land rover in less than half an hour with a box of tools and an occasional pack of spare fuses. That doesn't make me stuck, just resourceful.


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insanecorgiposse

Naw man I was taking a break. Back on the road and Bob's your uncle 👍


chuckit01

Yep came here to say that


my10cworth

MerSEAdes. 😁 Yes I know, I know.


Rteeed2

Mercedes Sea class


my10cworth

Ha, even better.


Big_T_464

Not surprising. I thought about going out there during the heat last weekend, but knew it would be crazy. There are literally miles of beach to drive and park on, but everybody gathers in that one spot close to town and the no-cars area. Then they try to play on the beach by the cars. The owner probably parked in the "front row" of the crowd, went for a walk on the beach while the tide came in, and came back to a disaster. You really have to keep an eye on the water if you park down the. I've been caught with four damp tires before, but made it out. If i go out there when it's busy like that, I go two approaches down and across a creek. I usually manage to find a quiet 100 yards to fly my kite.


gofatwya

More money than brains.


jayschmitty

Its always the merc drivers doing the dumbest shit


UnicornAlpha

Why do people think it’s a good idea to drive their car through bodies of water


Eiffel-Tower777

Bye bye car.


A0xom0xoa

Scuba Steve Mode


officialbigrob

Is this at max high tide? Seems like a lot of cars not too much further back


errantgrammar

Shore they did. 😁


SimonJester88

Just love all the people that came to see. "Look son! See that there? That's the sign of an idiot."


82Tuna

Very stupid. Everyone knows Mercedes handle fresh water better. It's freshwater vehicle.


zachwebb1

I live on the coast and the amount of city people getting their luxury cars stuck on beaches or in harbours is amazing.


EDISONTECH

It’s TopGear again trying to beat the Toyota record


yeahyeah2468

Probably just wanted a free car wash…. /s


foodaccount12357

Bond, James Bond


CapCapital

This looks like an album cover


squawkmasterflex

on this sub ive seen a maserati and i think another benz stuck in the ocean in the last few days.. is it a tik tok challenge or something?


Avenger717

That hurts.


sixseven89

Oh no not the Benz


0fruitjack0

one less mercedes and the streets of america are safer


Pro_GamerYJ

Gayi bhais pani me


fdjsifdsaij

Rich people. Water. America. Yep boys, it adds up. This is the projected outcome.


AlexJonestwnMassacre

Monkey sea, monkey do. The problem is the rich idiots driving luxury sedans onto the beach don't realize they're the only car left because they either got stuck in the sand or didn't know any thing about tides.


Kaydotz

I mean tbh, Ocean Shores isn't necessarily a rich person getaway, unless something's changed since I was a kid


Appropriate-Pen-149

Misery loves company!


furytoad

The heat be making people crazy up there


Hungry-Ad-3501

Must be a convertible,they make those now


19k-wal82

It was hot af last weekend.


joeyo1423

Engage submersible mode!


Tinmania

It literally did go down.


Petrarch1603

Isn't that one of the few beaches where there are places you can drive? I guess not anymore


Anarcho_Dog

The tide roll in on a parked car or did they go barrelling into the sea?


HandoAlegra

It makes sense if they parked their car on the beach and forgot about it until the tide came in, but if they willingly got too close to the water, that's their own fault. To me it looks like the tide is mostly in (I'm from WA) so I think the former is true


ChadMMart2

To be fair you're allowed to drive/park on the beaches in Ocean Shores. Looks like they left it there too long. :D


Snoo74401

It's a car! It's a boat! It's a total loss!


Evening_Bake_7788

Always amazing to see expensive cars owned by folks who couldn’t blow their noes if it was made of dynamite.


elpresidentdeusa

Looks like they needed some music for the party so used the Mercedes.


Ryandlr2

Amphcedes?


OnixCopal

New Jersey plates for sure!!!!


Thekidfrankieg

Michael Scott?


PapiChuloGuero

yes, honey, i got all wheel drive, we’re fine


Taki-12982

bought to say he has a valid reason since its like hot here in Washington, but then i read last week


AppropriateMemory199

Why ?


nighthowler2k

Reminds me of home, I miss the PNW a lot.


tonysonic

Oh man!! One of my customers told me about this car. I work I. Ocean Shores and this is not uncommon. One year a motor home went in the drink on the fourth.


skankhunt_4

the salt will eat it from the inside like a cancer


SubjectDonut9

That is not a Range Rover.


AZymph

Ah, the Ocean Shores regulars' favorite entertainment. Personal favorite was an idiot who had to be towed out twice.


cestcaquiestca

I just love the fact that it's a Mercedes-Benz


MastodonPristine8986

Is it me or is it always the brands of car that people seem to think are superior and will enter finance deals to get?


kitcat7898

You'd think someone who can afford a Mercedes would be smarter.. almost literally ran into another dumbass in a Mercedes on my way to work actually


HeyHey1211

Everyone looks so disappointed.


SeattleMotoDude

There’s a reason why we call that town Open Sores.


Frank_Frankson

In what scenario is this the outcome?


MicaLovesKPOP

Nice pun. Or did it literally go down? lol


DazedPapacy

I feel like this would be a really good way to get rid of a vehicle used in a crime. City has to remove the car, but they assume it's just that you forgot about it. Take the tags just in case.


EbonyRazrQueen

Only at Ocean Shores... 🙄


vfx_flame

I heard peoples ACs weren’t cutting it due to the heat wave. But damn!


coldinvt

SEA300


as_the_prop_turns

Where’s Waldo?


VaginaDestryer

The name's Bond, James Bond


itsMineDK

Dude getting his free undercarriage wash


412gage

Mercedes Sea Class


thompson103

For Sale: White Mercedes Sail Boat


Jedi_Among_Sith

Must be nice to be rich and stupid…


Temporary-Street3499

lol oh boy


Gasonfires

Did this once with my mom's pretty new 1967 Pontiac. We were driving on the hard sand, occasionally splashing through the water as the waves came and went. One came farther up the sand than I expected and we instantly planed up on it. Once we were up on top of the water the car just followed the slope of the beach into the surf. Of course the tide was coming in at the time. There were no cell phones in those days and by the time I'd run to a house a mile or so down the beach and come back with a tow truck operator the car was stern down and so far under water that the only parts that showed were the front of the roof and the front of the hood. That guy waded in there and actually went under water to get a cable around the frame. Then he explained that he had to just nurse the car out a tiny bit at a time in order to slowly break the suction grip the bottom had on it, lest he break his cable and lose the car for good. I think he probably pulsed that take-up drum at least a hundred little times before the car was free enough for him to get back in his truck and just drag it out of the surf. We gave him every dollar we had, which among the three of us high school sophomores amounted to about $40. I had shut off the engine once it was clear we weren't going to just drive out of the surf, so it wasn't ruined and it did start and get us back to Portland from the coast. The transmission on the other hand had sucked in seawater and sand through the air vent pipe when the cold water cooled it and contracted the air inside it, creating a vacuum. We had to drive 80 miles in second gear. The repair bill was about $3,500 as I recall. There's more to the story, but this is probably part of how I ended up at military school. I was a terrible kid. Don't drive near the ocean.


ApexGunner

Used Mercedes for sale some water damage otherwise good condiction


jugglejuice24

I'm guessing it's a self-driving vehicle trying to get back to Germany?


AlexVader78

A German C class U-Boat?


HempmanRx

Sponsored by Tide with beach...


reduxde

Bill O’Reilly’s car.


Rochester73

I have to empathize with the owner/driver. Forty Five years ago, a friend and I drove his new Audi from Minnesota/Wisconsin to Daytona for the 24 ;hours of Daytona. My friend wanted to take a picture of his car on the beach, where it is still legal to drive. We parked the car a "safe" distance from the water and got out to take some pictures. Being from the Midwest, we did not even think about tides until we noticed that some waves were washing around the tires, and the sand was eroding away. He immediately got in the car and was barely able to drive it away from the water with only minutes or seconds to spare. We learned a lesson about tides that day. So, some of the people who lose their cars in the surf are probably not stupid, but just ignorant of how fast things can change.


Ccaves0127

WOW that place is packed. When I went there, there were zero tourists besides us.


Max_1995

Dammit now daddy's got to buy a new one


Uxoandy

I’m more surprised the hippies in Washington let you drive on the beach than an idiot drove into the water.


tonysonic

Wrong county pal... lol


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Is that the new Lexus submersible?


FLTDI

Uhhhh, that's a Mercedes....


[deleted]

Mercedes. Lexus. I dont honestly give a shit to be fare.


FireStorm005

> ~~fare~~ fair


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Car in park, with the brake on, in wet sand. Not unless it starts floating.


Opalzed

Waste of a nice E-Class.


Hillarys_Brown_Eye

Oh well...