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These Are the Dumbest Things You've Done to Your Cars

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CountersteerYour true stories of good and bad things that happen in cars.

Sometimes you’re young and stupid, and sometimes you’re, uh, not. Sometimes you get into that head space that says doing that One Thing to your car will make it cooler. You’re not always right.


Last week, I called for the dumbest things you’ve ever done to your cars. Did you do a stunt that ended poorly? Strap on an aftermarket exhaust with zip-ties? Did you apply stickers?


Listen, Jalopnik is a safe space. We’re not laughing at you. We’re laughing with you.

Battle Van (Long_Voyager_2nd_Edition)

This, sir, is NOT DUMB and I wanted to share with everyone.

Jaaaag (Mr. Wateva)

Holy hell.


Orloved (ArmbrusterPorsche81)

You’ve done Orloved yourself.


Impressed (CarsofFortLangley)

I assume she was impressed somewhat if she married you.


Wow (greyreap)

Take a look at that!


Horns (Stang70Fastback)

Other people might think this is dumb. I think it’s brilliant.


Boooooost (Farty McSprinkles)

Boost that octane.


Car Sailing (thejustache)

Some ideas shouldn’t be acted upon.


Hill (Rollin Hand)

That one hill!


Flip (amart591)

This reads like a comic.


Anger Issues (marvthegrate)

Rage against the machine, literally.


Push It (aktif8)

Cars roll, who would have known?


Bug (Badass Mcawesome Powers)

Well, it looks awesome now.


Spin (Romeo Reject)

I would have loved to witness this.

Writer at Jalopnik and consumer of many noodles.

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The train horn is so fucking stupid. I think I have the right to say that because when I was 17, I put a Heathkit police siren with PA in my Trans Am. I only occasionally set off the siren...I didn’t have a light package of course, but I and my friends loved dicking around with the public address. Want to talk to the pretty girl in the next car? Grab the mic and say ‘Hi!’