Warning: No Lifeguard on Duty

Bloop-oom, Bloop-oom

Some car washes offer brushless cleaning, others tout “hand wash” but if you really want your Mazda to be summer fresh, nothing beats a full immersion in the clorine-rich waters of an apartment house swimming pool.
That’s perhaps what the driver of this hatchback 3 thought as he knocked down the fence and bellyflopped into the unoccupied pool. The Cobblestone at Eagle Harbor apartments in Orange Park Florida had to find somewhere else to do their water aerobics as it took the wreckers 4 hours to pull  the car out, and by then its tires were no doubt all pruny from all that time in the drink.
Long before the Mazda was ready to come out, the driver and his Golden Retriever escaped with the help of a neighbor.
So, if you’re in the market for a Florida sub-compact, and are leaning towards a Mazda 3, you might want to check under the hatch for floaties before buying.
Source: [news4jax.com]

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  1. Age_of_Aerostar Avatar
    Age_of_Aerostar

    I hope the water was warm, otherwise the poor Mazda 3 might have had a bad case of shrinkage going on when it was pulled out to safety.

    1. FTGDHoonEdition Avatar

      Haha! My first thoughts as well! Might end up looking like this.
      <img src="http://image.automobilemag.com/f/6672229+w750+st0/0703_z+2008_mazda_2+rear_corner.jpg"&gt;

      1. engineerd Avatar

        Maybe that's their secret manufacturing process!

  2. joshuman Avatar

    So this is why Amber's car was in the shop!

    1. Ambersand Avatar

      Yeah, bleached the black right off of her too, dangit.

  3. engineerd Avatar

    Somebody watches way too much Mythbusters.
    http://dsc.discovery.com/videos/mythbusters-car-s
    Although, between Kari Byron and Jessi Combs, can you really blame them?

    1. soo΄pәr-bādd75 Avatar

      Kari is just YUM!

  4. Tripl3fast Avatar

    Behind evey shurbery fence lies a pool waiting to swallow a wayward minivan or Rolls. Is that a check box on the homeowners insurance form, In-ground Pool submerged Car deductable $500

    1. engineerd Avatar

      Did someone say shrubbery?
      <img src="http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/e/eb/Knightni.jpg&quot; style="width: 500px; height: 276px; border: 0" alt="imgTag" />

    2. Tripl3fast Avatar

      Yikes. Shrubbery. I blame Monday for my lack of spell check skills…

      1. FuzzyPlushroom Avatar

        "Shurbery" sounds like a village in Massachusetts… or perhaps a delicious dessert.

        1. soo΄pәr-bādd75 Avatar

          Shurbery… don't they make clothing and purses and stuff? I think I might even have some of their cologne.

  5. Feds_II Avatar

    Well, someone may have drowned a Mazda3, but at least it died with a smile on its face.

    1. blueplate Avatar

      + [bajillion]

  6. Alff Avatar

    Glub Glub!

  7. FuzzyPlushroom Avatar

    Jeremy Clarkson remains unimpressed.
    <img src="http://www.tyresmoke.net/attachments/444997-RR.JPG"&gt;

  8. soo΄pәr-bādd75 Avatar

    Tow truck driver Mike Tewkesbury said on a scale of difficulty, "this was a 10, as far as having to use your brain a little bit more."
    So, let's see, dropping the rollback to the ground, hooking up a winch, and dragging a disabled car up on the bed is easier than picking one up out of a swimming pool? You don't say!
    Speaking of using one's brain, how in the hell does a person get his vehicle into a swimming pool to begin with? Unless your car is a Toyota with an ACS manufactured accelerator pedal, there's really no excuse. This guy should probably have been paying attention to driving and not to his iPhone or Golden Retriever.

  9. Sparky_Pete Avatar

    Sham-wow. Problem solved.

  10. CptSevere Avatar

    I'm surprised nobody's said it yet: "Aww, ya flooded it."

  11. jjd241 Avatar
    jjd241

    Just needs a few modifications to make it accross the pool and up the stairs…
    [youtube qRBGr39uJBo http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qRBGr39uJBo youtube]

  12. LTDScott Avatar

    At least they carpooled.

  13. Beatnikid Avatar

    <img src:http://extras.mnginteractive.com/live/media/site5… /> Mazdas always dig a quick swim.

  14. Jenifer Sharbono Avatar

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