So here goes, I literally just picked up the little MX5 we were stuck in traffic on the motorway ( me and a car behind), so decided to take the back roads home as it wasn't far to go at all. As we went through one of the lanes home ( it was wet) I obviously tried to exit the corner with a bit too much accelerator pedal action then back end kicked out and started spinning knowing exactly where i was heading! tried to catch it. spun it 180 degrees luckily, and went side on into a good 6foot ditch full of water!
As the water was rushing in through the window, i unwound it as fast as i could, turned off the engine and climbed out! At this point it was filling up fast.
1st thing to malfunction was the clifford alarm! as it's now going mentle in a ditch flashing away. one bloke pulled over to see if i was alright, , i was fine and way more worried about getting the car out before it flooded.
I couldn't believe my luck i was no further than 1 miles away from home as well! got the second car to go home, grab my car while i tried for a tow truck. tried using my other car to get it out with a tow rope! haha what was i thinking, we had no chance! at this point water was up to the dash.
i ran took my other car to the closes garage i could find,m luckily there was a tow truck there! got him to give us a hand!
I hooked the winch up to the Toe eye on the front then climbed back into the car to sort the steering so it would come out at a good angle and not roll onto it's roof.
an hour later we managed to get the thing out!
Funny thing was only 2 people stopped! To busy i guess!
Got it towed home for £60 disconnected the battery then left her to sit for a bit.
Water was still everywhere in the car and the amount of swamp mud/ stuff that was under and inside the car was insane.