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What do you (not) do when your car gets stuck in the beach sand?
Posted by: Speedy
Date: June 03, 2021 04:42AM
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Re: What do you (not) do when your car gets stuck in the beach sand?
Posted by: richorlin
Date: June 03, 2021 06:37AM
A real genius! Why in the world would someone leave their car in gear and then open the door and get out?
The only solution would be to let it run out of gas and then call for a tow.



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Re: What do you (not) do when your car gets stuck in the beach sand?
Posted by: macphanatic
Date: June 03, 2021 07:01AM
The video says it all. Idiot thinks because he has all wheel drive that he can go anywhere. Gets out of a running vehicle that's in gear and closes the door. Common sense is definitely on the endangered species list. Hopefully, the tow truck driver charged the stupid driver fee.
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Re: What do you (not) do when your car gets stuck in the beach sand?
Posted by: mrbigstuff
Date: June 03, 2021 08:51AM
The awd works!
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Re: What do you (not) do when your car gets stuck in the beach sand?
Posted by: Speedy
Date: June 03, 2021 09:01AM
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richorlin
A real genius! Why in the world would someone leave their car in gear and then open the door and get out?
The only solution would be to let it run out of gas and then call for a tow.

Hopefully the tires hold up which likely they would once the car bottoms out.



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Re: What do you (not) do when your car gets stuck in the beach sand?
Posted by: pdq
Date: June 03, 2021 09:18AM
Well, at least he didn’t try to get someone to pull it out with ski tow rope tied between a metal hook and another car.

Seen/heard about some baaad outcomes for both cars/windshields and occupants of towing car in those cases.
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Re: What do you (not) do when your car gets stuck in the beach sand?
Posted by: raz
Date: June 03, 2021 10:37AM
Odd. I've never had a car whose driver door remained locked when I got out. To pull that off, I would have had to manually lock the door, then close it with the handle extended.



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Re: What do you (not) do when your car gets stuck in the beach sand?
Posted by: space-time
Date: June 03, 2021 10:44AM
Do we know for sure the doors were locked?
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Re: What do you (not) do when your car gets stuck in the beach sand?
Posted by: space-time
Date: June 03, 2021 10:45AM
Notice the wheels appear to spin in opposite directions. An optical illusion but interesting nevertheless.
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Re: What do you (not) do when your car gets stuck in the beach sand?
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: June 03, 2021 10:54AM
.....well......son of the......beach......



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Re: What do you (not) do when your car gets stuck in the beach sand?
Posted by: richorlin
Date: June 03, 2021 12:57PM
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Odd. I've never had a car whose driver door remained locked when I got out. To pull that off, I would have had to manually lock the door, then close it with the handle extended.

On newer cars, once the doors are closed and the the car is in gear, the doors automatically lock when the car reaches approx 10mph.



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Re: What do you (not) do when your car gets stuck in the beach sand?
Posted by: mikebw
Date: June 03, 2021 12:59PM
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Notice the wheels appear to spin in opposite directions. An optical illusion but interesting nevertheless.

I'm no expert, but I think this is expected behavior, at least with the front axle of an AWD vehicle with no traction, where the differential has no resistance and will spin the wheels on opposite sides of the car in opposite directions. No sure how that applies to the rear, and we cannot see both sides so I am speculating here.
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Re: What do you (not) do when your car gets stuck in the beach sand?
Posted by: raz
Date: June 03, 2021 01:19PM
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raz
Odd. I've never had a car whose driver door remained locked when I got out. To pull that off, I would have had to manually lock the door, then close it with the handle extended.

On newer cars, once the doors are closed and the the car is in gear, the doors automatically lock when the car reaches approx 10mph.

OK. Then, how did the car start accelerating from 0 to 10mph? Really. Just asking. Did the idiot turn on cruise control and walk out?



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Re: What do you (not) do when your car gets stuck in the beach sand?
Posted by: N-OS X-tasy!
Date: June 03, 2021 01:21PM
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Odd. I've never had a car whose driver door remained locked when I got out. To pull that off, I would have had to manually lock the door, then close it with the handle extended.

On newer cars, once the doors are closed and the the car is in gear, the doors automatically lock when the car reaches approx 10mph.

Those wheels are spinning at a rate that would fool the car's computer into thinking it was moving faster than 10 MPH.



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Re: What do you (not) do when your car gets stuck in the beach sand?
Posted by: Buzz
Date: June 03, 2021 01:51PM
Like they'll get *THAT* fixed in a Noo Yawk minute....
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Re: What do you (not) do when your car gets stuck in the beach sand?
Posted by: Speedy
Date: June 03, 2021 05:59PM
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raz
Odd. I've never had a car whose driver door remained locked when I got out. To pull that off, I would have had to manually lock the door, then close it with the handle extended.

On newer cars, once the doors are closed and the the car is in gear, the doors automatically lock when the car reaches approx 10mph.

OK. Then, how did the car start accelerating from 0 to 10mph? Really. Just asking. Did the idiot turn on cruise control and walk out?

My guess is he left it in gear and got out to push. He could have wedged something against the accelerator pedal.



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Re: What do you (not) do when your car gets stuck in the beach sand?
Posted by: RAMd®d
Date: June 04, 2021 12:21AM
Did the idiot turn on cruise control and walk out?


On my car, the door will lock at ~5mph, once a minimum distance is traveled.





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Re: What do you (not) do when your car gets stuck in the beach sand?
Posted by: Diana
Date: June 04, 2021 02:01AM
Try this experiment: (Those with manual transmission cars need not apply)

Start the car. Drive to a flat location, safe and free of others and cars. Stop the car. Come to a complete stop. Just do it. Now just take your foot off the brake and DO NOT touch the accelerator. Just rest your foot away from the petals. Observe what happens; give it a few minutes and report back as to what you found, and what speed, if any, you attained.

I’ll wait for the report.

Also, I don’t have to hold the handle or any such shenanigans to lock the car. Just push in the door lock and close that sucker. Even accidentally hitting it getting out of the car and closing the door will do the trick. And my car (2013 Mini Cooper) isn’t that old, nor is it the only one out there that has this “feature” and please don’t ask how I know.
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Re: What do you (not) do when your car gets stuck in the beach sand?
Posted by: MindMeld
Date: June 04, 2021 07:11AM
My cruise control will not engage until I reach ~25 MPH,
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Re: What do you (not) do when your car gets stuck in the beach sand?
Posted by: space-time
Date: June 04, 2021 10:07AM
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Diana
Try this experiment: (Those with manual transmission cars need not apply)

Start the car. Drive to a flat location, safe and free of others and cars. Stop the car. Come to a complete stop. Just do it. Now just take your foot off the brake and DO NOT touch the accelerator. Just rest your foot away from the petals. Observe what happens; give it a few minutes and report back as to what you found, and what speed, if any, you attained.

I’ll wait for the report.

Also, I don’t have to hold the handle or any such shenanigans to lock the car. Just push in the door lock and close that sucker. Even accidentally hitting it getting out of the car and closing the door will do the trick. And my car (2013 Mini Cooper) isn’t that old, nor is it the only one out there that has this “feature” and please don’t ask how I know.

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Re: What do you (not) do when your car gets stuck in the beach sand?
Posted by: Rick-o
Date: June 04, 2021 10:43AM
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My cruise control will not engage until I reach ~25 MPH,

My Chevy pickup will allow cruise at 24 MPH.

The doors lock as soon as I put it into drive.



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Re: What do you (not) do when your car gets stuck in the beach sand?
Posted by: RAMd®d
Date: June 05, 2021 12:21AM
All of my cars ever have idled fast enough that I could to 5+ mph east, idling.

One car might have reached 10mph if I let it roll longer than 15-10'.

Until I got my current car some 20yrs ago, I always lowered the idle to about 500rpm after break in.

I need some form of computer access to do that now, and a fast idle is part of the emissions control system, so that might be a problem on a smog check.

If my car was stuck in sand, and I exited with shutting it down, the doors would definitely lock with enough wheel spin.

So getting out with the car in gear wouldn't happen.

Locking the door(s) otherwise require pushing the door lock button or using the fob.


Why did he get out of the car with the engine running/in gear?

Would the doors lock when the car is in reverse?

I've never had occasion to notice, in my ride.

Can anybody with that year/model BMW advise on its auto-locking protocol?





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Re: What do you (not) do when your car gets stuck in the beach sand?
Posted by: Speedy
Date: June 05, 2021 06:36AM
Our Volt doors lock as soon as I shift into D. As Diana alludes, it will also move in D without actuation of the accelerator because it is designed to emulate an ICE vehicle with an automatic transmission in D. The regenerative braking is shutoff at 5 MPH and slower requiring application of the brake pedal to stop forward motion at traffic lights, etc.



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