YouTube is a great place to show off your vehicle and your driving skills, but more often than not, it just helps to prove that vehicle stunts should be left to the professionals. Take this particular driver, for instance. While jumping a sand dune in a Toyota FJ Cruiser, things go very wrong very quickly.

There is no indication as to the condition of the driver, but we that hope he or she is okay and has learned a valuable (if expensive) lesson. The brief video of the would-be stunter is posted below.


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        Hernan
        • 1 Year Ago
        Offroad insurance would probably cover this. A friend of mine flipped a jeep end over end over a dune in Dubai (much like this) and it was covered.
      Drakkon
      • 1 Year Ago
      When you are stupid, your whole body suffers.
      Noah
      • 1 Year Ago
      Love how nobody filming anything unexpected can maintain a fix on the subject. Makes for really engaging video when there's an impact... and immediately you're staring at the ground.
        EchoOfGecko
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Noah
        I know, right? Almost as if it were shot by an amateur and not a professional.
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      miketim1
      • 1 Year Ago
      Lesson learned .
      telm12345
      • 1 Year Ago
      "Y'all watch this!"
      billups.robb
      • 1 Year Ago
      How would Consumer Reports rate this jump? Also, being a Toyota, did the accelerator pedal get stuck?
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        • 1 Year Ago
        @billups.robb
        Well sh|t. How clever of you.
        • 1 Year Ago
        @billups.robb
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          Dark Gnat
          • 1 Year Ago
          I hope I didn't sound snarky. It was a legit question. I've always figured that an airborne vehicle would not be affected by the throttle or braking, as no contact is made with the ground. Then again the actual jumps last only seconds (if that) so proper positioning would be important once ground contact is made. This looks like it might be a fun science experiment. I just need some volunteers and donor cars.
          Dark Gnat
          • 1 Year Ago
          How does accelerator position affect an airborne vehicle?
          Ross
          • 1 Year Ago
          In the same way that the brakes and handbrake change the pitch of the car while flying. Almost any rally enthusiasts can tell you that brakes and gas in the air are used to land the car properly (or not so properly). Jumping a car is not just a "gun it and hope you are going the right speed to fly far enough," it actually involves a little bit of work with the brake and gas to level out a vehicle (or in stage rally to dip the nose down if landing on a downhill slope).
        md_stew
        • 1 Year Ago
        @billups.robb
        Lol
      carfan
      • 1 Year Ago
      allah akbar
      Ross
      • 1 Year Ago
      Betcha they hit the brakes after the front wheels left the ground. That is a great way to bring down the nose while jumping a car. Slamming on the brakes (or the gas or handbrake) while in the air changes the trajectory of the car. This is the main reason why you see people nose dive their car into the ground in rally and rallycross.
      Alfonso T. Alvarez
      • 1 Year Ago
      Looks like this driver thought he could replicate the abilities shown in Who Framed Roger Rabbit! Hint - this vehicle is not, and has never been capable of being driven aggressively off road! I laughed at one of these the other day - pathetic moron had it jacked up, wheels too big for the wheelbase and track width and had some lame looking graphics on it - I saw him leaving the parking lot at a restaurant and told him it looks like a cartoon!! Seriously, it needs premium, has lame departure and approach angles and simply doesn't belong trying to play in a sand box! toyota has serious off-road vehicles - this is not it in any way, shape or form!!
        F_Monk
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Alfonso T. Alvarez
        Nice story, dude. We all totally believe you told some guy his rig looks like a cartoon. Ohhhh, BURN!
        S.
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Alfonso T. Alvarez
        Doesn't need premium. That's been debunked by Toyota Mo Co
      CycleGolf
      • 1 Year Ago
      Toyota FJ's are the goofiest looking vehicle out there. Thank God they stopped making it. It looks like a Barbie Malibu beach cruiser. Just awful.
      carfan
      • 1 Year Ago
      a stupid jump like this one is funny only when done with a toyota, any toyota (but especially funny with this cartoonish looking POS)
        • 1 Year Ago
        @carfan
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        mikoprivat
        • 1 Year Ago
        @carfan
        thanks for the corrections...still learning
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