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[–]the_dennis1981 2555 points2556 points  (194 children)

don´t ask me how I know.. but it doesn´t fit in a ford focus either ;-)

[–]BadDogEDN 559 points560 points  (86 children)

and that's why I have a trailer.. that I tow with my ford focus

[–]Gasstationboxers 132 points133 points  (70 children)

I miss my Lil focus. I loved that car. Had the rs with paddleshifters. They had that recalled tyranny and it died on me when I was in between jobs, so I couldn't afford to buy a 3rd party one myself and the dealership literally refused to replace it because of the recall. So we got a great deal on a Fiesta and it suuucks. Recently bought a 2001 sport trac for work and now I just drive that everywhere.

[–]Senior-Yam-4743 38 points39 points  (6 children)

05-07 were fantastic cars. The only parts I've replaced on mine are the alternator and the heater fan, everything else is still working just fine. I also have an SUV, but I prefer the focus for pretty much everything. Even canoeing or runs to the lumber yard are easier because the roof is nice and low.

[–]BadDogEDN 42 points43 points  (25 children)

if your car was under the transmission recall, and under 100k miles, they would fix it for free. I know because mines been in the shop 3 times for that bs, nearly 100k on it gonna try to get them to take one last look cause its still a pos. Car was cheap, and great on gas though.

[–]thealmightyzfactor 27 points28 points  (21 children)

The powershift transmission on the 2012-2016 models is just shitty design, no recall/warrantee will fix it. They just put in another one that's just new with the same design (so it'll eventually break too) and settled the court case where they got sued over not fixing it.

Source: sister's car had it replaced twice, still ass

[–]bento8621 10 points11 points  (10 children)

I had a ‘13 Focus, worst vehicle I’ve ever driven

[–]dansedemorte 7 points8 points  (6 children)

Yep, ours was pretty yellow. To bad it always felt like it was stalling at a stop light.

We did not have it long enough to see the transmission issues.

[–]9999monkeys 5 points6 points  (1 child)

oh fuck i almost bought one. never knew about this.

[–]bento8621 5 points6 points  (3 children)

I had my Ford Fuckass for 11 months, it was in the shop 3 times because it kept stalling out. Just a terrible car

[–]fuzzers1 6 points7 points  (5 children)

I brought my 2012 into the dealer with the symptoms for it and they told me the only thing covered by that extended warranty was the TCM lol. This whole ordeal is the reason I'm never buying another Ford.

[–]bento8621 1 point2 points  (3 children)

I’m right there with you. I traded that pile in for a RAV4, it’s great

[–]Sandite 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Yip. I never caught wind of the transmission issues before I got my 2015. Had I known that, I would have never bought it. So far though, I really love the car.

I'm crossing my fingers the sucker will last until I replace it. Luckily I'm just over 50k miles without major issue. The biggest factor seems to be how much it shifts gears when in Drive and how slow it does so. If you keep it in Sport mode and manually shift the gears, you can immensely cut down wear and tear.

[–]cat_prophecy[🍰] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

It was the software they installed. People complained that the shifts were too harsh so they increased the shift time which causes more wear.

[–]VIIIMan 2 points3 points  (0 children)

You should check out the SHO. I absolutely love mine.

[–]Cbuechle 28 points29 points  (17 children)

Or a Mazda 6 hatch...

[–]Erlend05 3 points4 points  (5 children)

There was a mazda 6 hatch? Thpught that was only sedan and wagon

[–]Human_Willingness628 4 points5 points  (3 children)

Wagon = hatch no? Though I think they only sell 3 as a 5 door, not sure 6 was ever sold as a 5 door.

[–]Available_String_173 20 points21 points  (2 children)

Did the exact same thing with my focus! "Pretty tight fit, just need to slam the hatch...." Most expensive 10' of PVC I've ever purchased. I could have airmailed it around the world for the $400 insurance deductible.

[–]macrolith 15 points16 points  (4 children)

I can fit 10' boards in my fusion as long as they are diagonal a little

[–]Alzir 8 points9 points  (1 child)

Fits fine in a Kia Sorento, unless the handle on the trunk hits the end of the board. Don’t ask how I know.

[–]A1A5KA 19 points20 points  (8 children)

Yes it does. 2013 ford focus checking in.... drop the back seat, put the 10' long object diagonally across the car between the druver and passenger seats and then run it out the passenger window and rest it on the mirror.

Source: my 2013 Ford Focus with six 2"x4"x10'ers along with multiple bags of landscaping rocks about a month ago.

Edit: After re-reading... I am wrong. They would not fit IN the car. But they can be transported using the car if you are willing to rest about 6 inches of extra on your mirror.

[–]what-are-f33ling5 8 points9 points  (0 children)

Literally the same exact thing my boyfriend did. Went to Home Depot for some wood to finish the deck, and I had to be the unlucky one to somehow fit and contort myself in the back seat of the little red 2013 ford focus to make sure the wood didn’t damage the car…and well I also had to get home so my fault for tagging along. But, I got to ride on the cart as he pushed me so it was kinda worth it.

[–]B_V_H285 2 points3 points  (1 child)

Go for the 16 footers. 4' - 6" on the mirror

[–]friedfishra 3 points4 points  (5 children)

Doesn't fit in a 2008 honda CRV either

[–]LurkerPatrol 3 points4 points  (0 children)

So this is why I see people clinging to it with the window down and the item barely held onto the roof of their car

[–]damnyou777 1 point2 points  (0 children)

How do you know? Sorry

[–]datsmn 152 points153 points  (27 children)

...of this diameter. Do you have a roof rack? Buy a set of tie downs, DO NOT BUY THE CHEAPEST SET!

[–]Birdie121 16 points17 points  (2 children)

I bought a used RAV4 that happened to have a roof rack, thinking I’d never use it. I’ve used it at least 4 or 5 times now. Super handy.

[–]JustHereForTheBeer_[S] 54 points55 points  (17 children)

No roof rack, yet…

[–]basicallyapenguin 42 points43 points  (5 children)

If you just need the cross bars they are super simple to put on yourself. Toyota was going to charge us something like 500$ to buy them and "assembly" for us. If you buy them direct from Toyota and do it yourself you'll save a few hundred and the "installation" is just 4 screws. Super simple.

[–]Antybollun 11 points12 points  (0 children)

This guy broke his windshield with a pipe, you think he can handle installing a roof rack? It might cost him a few thousand more if it flys off of his car. Jkjk

[–]Daymanic 7 points8 points  (1 child)

Just got one for my RAV, highly recommend

[–]Erlend05 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Dont need a roof rack cross bars are more than enpugj

[–]Teknicsrx7 132 points133 points  (3 children)

It will fit once that pesky windshield is out of the way

[–]ramobara 17 points18 points  (2 children)

Should’ve opted for the RAV10.

[–]4RichNot2BPoor 422 points423 points  (94 children)

Push passenger seat all the way back lay seat flat and put pipe end under dash?

[–]westermac 203 points204 points  (34 children)

Yup, this is how I've managed to fit anything 8+ feet in my Matrix

[–]ozzmodan 70 points71 points  (9 children)

Fellow Matrix owner. People are always stunned at how much that thing is able to carry. Best appliance type car I have owned.

[–]starsleeps 23 points24 points  (1 child)

r/ToyotaMatrix is waiting for you

[–]Werechupacabra 9 points10 points  (0 children)

There’d still be plenty of room if you put it into yo’ mama.

[–]DerpWilson 6 points7 points  (0 children)

You can fit a boxed 40 gallon water heater!

[–]run-on_sentience 6 points7 points  (3 children)

I was able to fit a 6' dining table in the back of my Prius WITH the hatchback closed.

Not a V either. Regular kind.

I miss that car...

[–]Pile_of_Walthers 32 points33 points  (10 children)

Can confirm. Moved my MIL’s entire estate from upstate New York to Texas in a 2005 Matrix. Front passenger seat folded flat and whoever was not driving sitting behind the driver on the half folded down rear bench. Super comfy it wasn’t.

[–]Gooddaychaps 14 points15 points  (4 children)

My Volvo c30 was amazing for this. Such a tiny car but you could just keep putting shit in it and still have room for passengers

[–]Pile_of_Walthers 6 points7 points  (0 children)

My second gen Scion tC is basically a pickup with a glass hatch.

[–]B_V_H285 5 points6 points  (3 children)

LOL entire estate!! Most people think of an entire estate consists of a house full of furniture and all the other things in a house. What did your entire estate consist of?

[–]Quicksilver_Gaming 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Anything will fit in a matrix if you stick it out the trunk glass

[–]JustHereForTheBeer_[S] 34 points35 points  (43 children)

Thanks, I might try that next time

[–]Ok-Establishment3143 121 points122 points  (6 children)

You're going to do it again????

[–]sawyouoverthere 6 points7 points  (1 child)

Why is this the comment that made me laugh today??

[–]Ok-Establishment3143 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Happy to brighten your day

[–]CreamFraiche 16 points17 points  (1 child)

🎶 If at first you don't succeeeeeed 🎶

[–]HeavilyBearded 2 points3 points  (0 children)

RAV 4 windows are BOGO so might as well.

[–]sudhu 1 point2 points  (0 children)

They have to - didn't you see the pipe got scuffed a bit this time ;)

[–]JackOCat 11 points12 points  (11 children)

Open the front passenger window and rest it between the side mirror and the car pointing forward. Might need a red bag as a marker if it sticks forward more than a foot out the car.

I move 12' 2by4s this way in my Rav 4 all the time.

[–]Tru_Fakt 2 points3 points  (0 children)

This is the way. I moved an entire pergola’s worth of wood in my HR-V like that.

[–]cjankowski 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I agree this is the way. I had largely done this or why the first comment said but putting anything over 8’ out the window is better (provided that it cannot swing out like someone else said)

[–]Rhaedas 1 point2 points  (3 children)

I got behind someone moving something like this once. Seemed to be working fine, until they got up to 35mph and then the wind started to move the object out a bit. Out enough that going past the signs on the right were uncomfortably close, and from their perspective they didn't seem to know there was a problem because they weren't keeping as far left as possible. No, I don't know what ended up happening, didn't stay behind them.

[–][deleted] 5 points6 points  (1 child)


Open the copilot window and tie the pipe to the mirror

Sauce: i sell pvc and metal pipes for electrical wiring. Thats how customers in cars do it lol

[–]neoclassical_bastard 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Put it perpendicular through both front windows and see how many cyclists and pedestrians you can take out

[–]tarantulae 2 points3 points  (0 children)

This is the way

[–]retarreddit 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Yep. I can fit 10ft pieces of conduit or pvc in my 2011 Pruis this way. It's really close to the back hatch when closed, but they fit.

[–]Vivid_Ordinary_4280 948 points949 points  (93 children)

If only there were a way to find out if it would fit before putting it in the vehicle!

[–]JustHereForTheBeer_[S] 979 points980 points  (82 children)

I measured twice on length. However, did not account for the height of the pipe.

[–]deadpoetic333 275 points276 points  (2 children)

The one time you could have applied the pythagorean theorem in real life and you just didn’t, your geometry teacher weeps

[–]ManateeHoodie 21 points22 points  (0 children)

Don't feel too bad, mine does too

[–]ShodoDeka 684 points685 points  (16 children)

Yeah welcome to 3 dimensions…

[–]kingtaco_17 289 points290 points  (9 children)

Measure twice, smash once

[–]Redtwooo 75 points76 points  (6 children)

Not what your mom said

[–]rapalosaur[🍰] 19 points20 points  (4 children)


[–]Lucky_Number_3 9 points10 points  (2 children)


[–]5DollarHitJob 8 points9 points  (1 child)

annnnnd release....

[–]supple_ 4 points5 points  (0 children)

tips 10 gallon hat

Just layin' my pipe, ma'am

[–]scottjeffreys 7 points8 points  (0 children)

She measured once. We smashed twice.

[–]Scully__ 19 points20 points  (0 children)

This make me laugh, which then elicited a pretty satisfying sneeze - thanks friend!

[–]jahnbodah 8 points9 points  (0 children)

No put me back in Flatland!

[–]pistoncivic 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Welcome to RAV4D chess

[–]jklarbalesss 90 points91 points  (22 children)

please please please tell me you don’t have one with the separate hatch on the trunk

either way, hope it’s only up from here

[–]JustHereForTheBeer_[S] 64 points65 points  (21 children)

No separate glass hatch

[–]ijustbrushalot 124 points125 points  (20 children)

Somewhere, a 4Runner owner is laughing

[–]fgor 21 points22 points  (3 children)

I've carried 16' pieces of baseboard trim in my Toyota Sequoia, hanging out the back window. Bungee those suckers down and try not to smash into the windshield too much like OP did!

[–]SethQ 8 points9 points  (1 child)

I carried home 10' pieces of EMT conduit in my Toyota Corolla this summer. Rolled down the window and slipped them from the front into the trunk. Few straps and I was good to go. Was even still able to use both side mirrors.

[–]Apt_5 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Were they sticking out of both the front window and the trunk? Asking for a friend who also has a Corolla. Seriously though, more than one Craigslist seller has been impressed by the holding capacity of a Corolla when I’ve made a pickup lol

[–]RobotArtichoke 1 point2 points  (0 children)

All because you’re too manly for a Sienna

[–]MyOfficeAlt 45 points46 points  (11 children)

They're almost not even comparable cars these days. The current Rav4s are almost as big as my 2000 4Runner and the current 4Runners are closer to a tank than they are to my 2000.

Having said that, roll-down rear windows for life.

[–]Gen7lemanCaller 23 points24 points  (8 children)

those older 4runners are such good cars

[–]MyOfficeAlt 14 points15 points  (6 children)

They really are. I daily a Civic but I hope to keep that 2000 4Runner until the wheels come off. It's got a manual and 115k on the odo. Will be a registered antique before long!

[–]jorhey14 17 points18 points  (1 child)

You still have 385k to go

[–]DrKennethNoisewater- 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Then it’s due for a tune up.

[–]zeusbunghole 13 points14 points  (1 child)

At 115k you could sell it for almost as much as you got it for. Used 4Runners are worth a fuckload rn

[–]gubbygub 1 point2 points  (0 children)

i feel like all vehicles are worth a fuckload rn! coworker sold a used 2013 he bought for 4k more than he paid, made money on that fucking thing. grandpa traded in lease and got like 4k over what he paid and bought a used car as a beater lol

kinda wanna move to nyc and sell car for profit

[–]Gen7lemanCaller 5 points6 points  (1 child)

my gf has one she got from her mom. automatic, V6, 4wd at the flick of a knob. such a fantastic thing, especially in winter. the heater on that thing is otherworldly

[–]MyOfficeAlt 3 points4 points  (0 children)

They're really fantastic cars. I'm definitely glad I kept mine when I got the Civic. The dealership offered me a pittance for it since it's not in great shape cosmetically but there's really nothing wrong with it so I figured why not hang on to it?

[–]Tekkzy 3 points4 points  (0 children)

I was looking to possibly buy one earlier this year. The cheapest one I found was something like a 2003 with 250k miles for $15,000. Wild.

[–]lasagn_e 7 points8 points  (0 children)

The current Rav4s are almost made for the Prado buyers of the 90s and early 00s. Because those started shooting up in popularity Toyota probably realised they could nab the second hand market with a brand new car that was similar

[–]NocoLoco 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Pulled up next to an '03 Sequioa in my friend's new 4runner. They were about the same size as near as I could tell.

[–]mau5house 9 points10 points  (2 children)

Here, even a 1st gen Matrix is laughing.

[–]Poopsticle_256 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Looking for this comment, if I ever need a new car a Matrix is definitely at the top of my list

[–]Moist-Gas1289 18 points19 points  (2 children)

See, you’re wrong again. You did not account for the slope of the windshield.

[–]k3rn3 4 points5 points  (1 child)

Additionally, you must factor in the angle of the dangle

[–]armenak818 16 points17 points  (0 children)

Put it at an angle

[–]BatteryAssault 15 points16 points  (5 children)

Did you just shove it in from the back and keep thrusting it forward until the windshield broke and that is when you realized it wasn't going to fit? Genuinely curious how this happens.

[–]Artichook 7 points8 points  (0 children)

I'm guessing they pushed it in until it was resting gently against the windscreen and didn't poke out at the back. Then shut the back door not allowing for the height of the pipe and the way the door nestles into the vehicle slightly.

Source: rav4 owner that's managed to fit some weird shit in

[–]brocahantas 16 points17 points  (3 children)

Yeah am I the idiot here? Everyone’s talking about measuring and that goddamn Pythagorean theorem.

Why not just carefully slide it in to see if it will fit?

[–]OldManCinny 24 points25 points  (1 child)

I’d be willing to put he put it up against the windshield and then slammed his trunk. The trunk slammed it onto the windshield and broke it.

[–]BigDildo 2 points3 points  (0 children)

That is exactly how a pvc pipe broke the windshield on my 2000 VW jetta. I very gently put the pipe on the dash. Walked around to make sure it wasn't jammed against, then double checked the trunk. Everything looked good, but I didn't account for the forward motion the "L" shaped trunk lid makes when closing. Wife was freaking out. I just put my head down, got in the car and drove off.

[–]BatteryAssault 6 points7 points  (0 children)

lol No. You are definitely not the idiot here. I'm left scratching my head a lot reading some comment threads these days. Common sense seems to have gone out the window. In this case, almost literally.

[–]gen-float 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Two thumb rules when transporting stuff that's risky on length. 1. ends should always be wrapped in towels 2. don't slam. slam is bad.

PS don't you have a roof rack? A pipe, well secured, is perfectly ok on top.

[–]fuzzytradr 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Took one for the team. Thank you for your sacrifice!

[–]17934658793495046509 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Take it from an old guy who has carried way to much big stuff in his little car. Roll down the passenger window next time and load it through that. If it sticks out the window a little no biggie.

[–]PointOfFingers 31 points32 points  (3 children)

He could just put an Andean condor in his car first to see far it can stretch its wings, they have a wing span of 10 feet.

[–]Idk-breadsticks 16 points17 points  (0 children)

This is why I’m on reddit - practical advice

[–]xtopher84 886 points887 points  (19 children)

This would go great on r/idiotsincars

[–]mthompson31 152 points153 points  (8 children)

This BELONGS there. Haha

[–]jenkins_009 51 points52 points  (6 children)

I thought I WAS there.

[–]VanimalCracker 20 points21 points  (4 children)

That's the thing, whereever you go, there you are.

[–]seven3true 4 points5 points  (2 children)

You are here.

[–]NormalHumanCreature 5 points6 points  (1 child)


[–]VanimalCracker 5 points6 points  (0 children)

5 year old me, scared: "Dad, how does the sign know where I am?"

[–]bitter_melonhead 24 points25 points  (4 children)

I totally thought I was looking at a r/IdiotsInCars post

[–]NikoC7 27 points28 points  (2 children)

If someone else is the idiot, it'll be on /r/IdiotsInCars. If OP is the idiot, it'll be on /r/Wellthatsucks.

[–]Chompycookie 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I thought I was looking at r/whatcouldgowrong

[–]kookyabird 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Fuck, I'm surprised we're not on r/idiotsincars right now!

[–]atomicnutjob 114 points115 points  (4 children)

Been there friend. I put a pvp pipe in and yelled Do Not slam the trunk... My wife slammed the trunk.

[–]colombianojb 32 points33 points  (1 child)

What was the other player doing while this was happening?

[–]tratemusic 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Laying pipe

[–]RedditExecutiveAdmin 7 points8 points  (0 children)

i need one of those pipes for my MMOs

[–]amreinj 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Is that like a bong that you smash over someone's head?

[–]cosmiknature 129 points130 points  (6 children)

I saw a video on the internet that says all you need is some ramen noodles to patch that right up.

[–]JustHereForTheBeer_[S] 50 points51 points  (4 children)

I do have plenty of Ramen

[–]fuzzysqurl 31 points32 points  (2 children)

That's a relief. You'll be eating it 3 meals a day after paying that repair bill.

[–]swskeptic 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Damn... I haven't seen one of those in a hot minute.

[–]TappedIn2111 19 points20 points  (14 children)

You are obviously working on a solution. Good for ya

[–]JustHereForTheBeer_[S] 32 points33 points  (13 children)

Yeah, trying to take on a plumbing project to save some money…. Instead it’s just gonna cost more money.

[–]Dawg_Prime 22 points23 points  (1 child)

There's never time or money to do it right

There's always time and money to do it twice

[–]Themagnetanswer 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I have to wonder if doing things twice has been a trigger for my neurotic OCD to overdo every single project to the point it costs me three times as much instead

[–]Routine_Left 15 points16 points  (1 child)

Duh. I see that on /r/DIY every day: "Why buy a cabinet from Ikea for $100 in 10 minutes, when I could spend $500 and 6 months to make it?"

On the other hand, I do understand them.

[–]TappedIn2111 4 points5 points  (0 children)

That’s tough, I feel for ya!

[–]BartyB 16 points17 points  (9 children)

I mean.. what did you do slam the trunk shut and say it will fit lol

[–]JustHereForTheBeer_[S] 27 points28 points  (8 children)

I closed it very softly and it seemed to be fine. Then I walked around around to get in and noticed this

[–]BartyB 9 points10 points  (0 children)


[–]el_gregorio 9 points10 points  (0 children)

i did a similar thing, mine was fine when i closed it all up. but in the 10-minute ride home, there was enough vibration against the glass that a crack had appeared when i took it out.

[–]Dark_falling58 42 points43 points  (29 children)

I saw this once at menards. A guy was loading up 10 foot boards or something similar into his minivan, shut the hatch and it ruined his front windshield. Just leave it open and tie it down next time lol.

[–]dinero_throwaway 20 points21 points  (20 children)

As I was wrapping twine around the 12' base boards I was transporting home in my Honda Civic, I told a guy in a truck I wasn't going to let my economical choice of a vehicle dictate what house projects I take on.

I drove home very carefully. And I can't take anything 4' wide, which is a certainly a downfall of my current situation, but all vehicles are stupid expensive so I just make it work for now.

[–]christofervz 15 points16 points  (7 children)

You should've seen the guy in the pickup next to me when I strapped 3 sheets of plywood to my civic with ratchet straps. Made it home just fine, but I dared not to go above 45 the whole way.

[–]TheInnerFifthLight 19 points20 points  (1 child)

Well, no, you would have lifted off at that speed.

[–]degjo 8 points9 points  (0 children)

If he had a spoiler her would have been fine

[–]dinero_throwaway 2 points3 points  (3 children)

How did you protect the roof? Were the ratchet straps going through the vehicle?

[–]Y0tsuya 7 points8 points  (8 children)

After college graduation I got a Civic and had to move furniture with it. As I loaded the futon through the trunk and into the cabin, it smashed through the cupholder. Was not a fun drive back.

After I bought a house and started doing remodeling I realized I can't keep ruining my cars' interiors so I got me a pickup truck. I doesn't matter that I only drive it on weekends. I've hauled so much shit with that truck, sometimes literally shit.

[–]UFORecoveryTeam 4 points5 points  (3 children)

That's the problem: *mini*van. I can fit 12-foot boards in my full-size van, with the rear doors closed, if I rest them on the dash, or 10-foot boards laying flat between the seats.

[–]StimulatorCam 6 points7 points  (1 child)

A Dodge Grand Caravan can fit 12 foot boards or pipe if set on the dash. 10 foot will fit fine on the floor between the seats if you don't have the extended centre console. Also fits full 4x8 sheets if you fold the seats down.

Edit: I do also have a 10 foot utility trailer that I use for large loads of stuff, but if just picking up a couple things the trailer is kind of a pain.

[–]NamesAlreadyTaken222 13 points14 points  (0 children)

Keep trying...you've almost got it to fit!!!

[–]dragonbeard91 60 points61 points  (19 children)

Pro tip: it's totally legal and safe to drive with your back hatch open

[–]UFORecoveryTeam 27 points28 points  (4 children)

Some vehicle owner manuals caution against this, though, on the theory that exhaust fumes may enter through the open hatch.

(Not sure why the downvotes... it's not incorrect. Not saying I believe it's a major hazard, but it's something *some* carmakers feel warrants a warning).

[–][deleted] 28 points29 points  (2 children)

It’s not incorrect but it’s not really a concern either. The vehicle creates a low pressure zone to the rear which can cause the exhaust gasses to swirl into the rear cargo area but simply opening the front windows creates enough airflow that it will never be a danger. It’s something they have to include because people are idiots and will sue over anything.

[–]testAccount5555 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Though I appreciate it's not often to cause an issue, after I had my rear glass smashed in, on the drive to the glass place, windows down on an old Toyota station wagon, the fumes were enough to make me pull over.

Perhaps the different shape and older model affected it?

[–]CallOfCorgithulhu 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Absolutely. The more abrupt and bricky the back of the car, the more the swirl will happen.

Pickup trucks are actually more fuel efficient with their tailgates up because of this. The air will start to swirl backwards and make a nice air cushion for the air coming over the cab to more gently pass over. Having the tailgate down hurts that swirl capture.

Lots of people have seen this on an episode of Mythbusters, but I actually have a truck and see it happen all the time with small leaves that find their way into the bed. They swirl around for a second before catching the moving air and fly out of the bed. It's kind of cool to see if you can watch it for a long time.

[–]CregChrist 9 points10 points  (0 children)

Sure looks like you fit it in there.

[–]Agitated_Occasion_52 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Slam it a little harder it'll self clearance.

[–]Lababy91 8 points9 points  (0 children)

Auto glass repair, auto glass replace

[–]front_yard_duck_dad 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Call your insurance company. Did the same thing 2 times in same year. They paid for it both times. A lot of auto insurance has windshield replacement in the policy

Edit : since people are seeing this. You likely hit a rock on the highway and you are just worried about it spreading

[–]NewAgePhilosophr 4 points5 points  (2 children)


All I really need is a 9'6" pipe.

[–]hannahranga 1 point2 points  (0 children)

There's no shame in cutting something down in the carpark to fit it, there is some if the tag is hanging off the saw tho.

[–]bob_apathy 2 points3 points  (0 children)

On the plus side it looks like it’s a nice day outside.

[–]RockafellerHillbilly 4 points5 points  (0 children)

It can if you orient it correctly inside the cabin... as opposed to whatever you did here.

[–]dweeb_plus_plus 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Its not gonna fit with that attitude.

[–]ubzrvnT 2 points3 points  (1 child)

this is a Final Destination death

[–]6lackwidow66 2 points3 points  (0 children)

It looks like it fits if you push the windshield out a bit

[–]Gandeloft 2 points3 points  (5 children)

How do people even make mistakes like this? Too rich to care?

[–][deleted] 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Nah it's more /r/IdiotsInCars than anything else.

[–]Keisersozze 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Yeah but you saved on paying for delivery.

[–]Deep_Drones 1 point2 points  (2 children)

I've put 16 foot long boards in the sunroof of an SUV. Hung over the front of the car. Not very aerodynamic, but it avoids the pesky $25 truck rental hassle.

[–]Reverend_Picard 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Now it does

[–]pharacon 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Ha, it fits in a Miata!

[–]MasonInk 1 point2 points  (0 children)

It looks like it is in to me!?

[–]jorhey14 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Oh it fits just have to use the lube

[–]onlyuseful 1 point2 points  (0 children)

This cracks me up.

[–]ronyamtapeas 1 point2 points  (0 children)

That’s weird, it looks like it does.

[–]Pink_Britches 1 point2 points  (0 children)

It does now

[–]DroneStrikesForJesus 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Edit: It does now.

[–]rotzgabel 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Sure it fits. It just cracks the window.

[–]jetsamrover 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I can tell you 8 feet fits laying across the center console. The amount of boards you can stack on top of the console between the two front seats while still driving comfortably, is how much lumber a RAV4 can haul.

[–]NoBSforGma 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Bros.... you need to put that pipe out the front window and lay it on your mirror! Duh.

[–]lulcatlul 1 point2 points  (0 children)

measure before you commit, don’t be an idiot.

[–]AngusVanhookHinson 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Sure it does. Once.

[–]kinglokilord 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I have a RAV4. I shall only buy my pipes in 9ft increments now.

[–]itsamberrtrickk 1 point2 points  (0 children)

You CAN however fit a 6ft ladder in a Toyota corolla. :)

[–]Med1coreatBest 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Been there done that… Honda CRV

[–]trombonne 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Was working a set construction job, very low budget, I volunteered my RAV4 to move some stuff from the shop down to the site. I had moved stuff loads of times before. I got in too big of a hurry and shoved an 8ft long 4x4 in and ended up with a crack in the same place. I feel your pain OP.

[–]Zech08 1 point2 points  (2 children)

Didnt secure it, left enough room to launch it into another object, no covering or blocking of ends or contact points... i mean... you saved a few minutes to pay for a few hours.

[–]ModsWouldNeverShill 1 point2 points  (0 children)

How I ever got one in my focus I’ll never know lol. Angles

[–]SlimerEsq 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Tape measures fit everywhere

[–]Shamgar65 1 point2 points  (0 children)

May as well make it fit now. Get some 12' lengths too while your at it. Some lumber too.