• Feb 16, 2007
This winter continues to take a toll. Tribalwar member "dweeb" (no comments necessary, his name speaks for itself) has had his Honda involuntarily transformed into a quiescently frozen confection. Apparently, a water main burst in dweeb's Columbus, Ohio neighborhood, sending many gallons of water flooding into his grapeity purple econobox.

Follow the jump for the full story and several more pictures.

[Source: tribalwar]


Upset, and still attached to his clearly distressed and sinking vehicle, dweeb was beside himself. Cars kept driving by and splashing more water on the poor little car. The main was fixed, and failed again. It then occurred to dweeb to take pictures of the horrors unfolding in front of him. He wanted to document the damage being perpetrated on his innocent car in case he needed to file insurance claims or go toe to toe with the city.

Acting on possibly dubious advice to plug the exhaust and run the engine (kind of a self-negating practice -- the engine doesn't like to run too long with no way for exhaust to escape -- not to mention the CO seepage that's a much bigger danger), dweeb was dutifully making regular visits to his car, where water had invaded the footwells. The cherry on top of this sundae (eh... looks more like Italian Ice) is what happened next. Keys in. Switch on. Dweeb out. Door locked. Like we said, the bright spot here is that he'll likely be getting some kind of insurance check. We certainly wouldn't want the car back. We can only imagine how fetid it'd be after sitting in a parking lot in the summer. It'll take this thing 'til the spring to thaw.



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      • 7 Years Ago
      iibbmm:
      I am most certain you purchased your Honda Civic for the status associated with driving an imported car instead of a lowly low end Escort, Neon, or Cavalier. So driving a pink/purple car probably did not get you the status you wanted huh? Maybe you should not buy imported crap.

      laserwizard made a valid point to start pointing out all the shortcomings of Japanese cars, since everyone has beat up on Ford, Chrysler and GM for so long. It's time to start sharing what odysseys Japanese cars really are. I forgot that Honda named one of their vans "Odyssey"; no pun intended just another poor example of second-rate machinery, even in the naming of their "cans".

      Realist:
      Did you even read your statement? "You should like trash. You are one. Of the trailer variety." So basically you are saying: "You are [a trash]" to laserwizard. Wow! English obviously was not your first language. You probably own a pink/purple Honda too!
      • 7 Years Ago
      You should like trash. You are one. Of the trailer variety.
      • 7 Years Ago
      ahh, why didn't he just move it a few blocks away?

      Time to pay the stupid tax.
      • 7 Years Ago
      kinda reminds me of honda styling, frozen in time.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Just for the record, no one who has graduated beyond 7th grade still uses "pwned" or "p4wned" any more. You might as well have a sign on your back that says "I'm a prepubescent dateless dumass". No offense, just trying to help a brother out.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Wow,so much hate for the japanese car.....i guess it was faulty machinery that caused it to be frozen over! Must be it! A problem like this could not have happened with a ford! they're built tough!.......Either way,i'd vote this ride of the week
      • 7 Years Ago
      This is a wonderful story. A Honda is ruined. Let's start collecting stories of more Japanese trash biting the dust.
      • 7 Years Ago
      we had this happen here in mich. a few years back, it was sick
      http://locaswt.com
      • 7 Years Ago
      Ah, poor Civic :(

      • 7 Years Ago
      A buddy sent me the pic on the following page a long time ago...a quick Google of "frozen Porsche garage" dug it up:

      http://www.swapmeetdave.com/Humor/Workshop/Frozen.htm

      Triple p4wned!
      • 7 Years Ago
      My first car was a 1994 Civic LX in that same color.

      Everyone called it purple or pink :(

      It's RED PEARL damnit! The inside of the door said so!

      • 7 Years Ago
      Why do you think this is a big deal? This happened to my Saab more than once in Michigan, and it thawed out and ran fine.
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