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We've all been there, you're test-driving a new car and the clutch is giving you a bit of agg, you just can't get the biting point and end up shuddering forward rather embarrassed, slightly sweaty and very red-faced knowing that everyone is finding it simply hilarious.
It might have happened to you after buying the car when you're trying to smoothly pull out of the dealership. But the staff probably aren't the slightest bit arsed about the damage you may cause - you've paid, or you'll have at least signed a contract promising to. Their work is done.
So imagine the horror on these guys' faces when a prospective buyer drove a BMW X1 SUV worth around £30,000 ($38k) right through the dealership entrance.
We can just imagine this unnamed woman shouting at herself mid-smash 'abort situation, ABORT' but it was just too late.
She was testing a new plug-in hybrid and confused the accelerator pedal for the brakes - which is pretty much on the top of the 'to know' list before going any further.
CCTV footage from the BMW dealership in Guangzhou, China, shows the woman approaching the entrance in the blue SUV.
But she fails to slow down and slams right into the glass door and windows, shocking the staff who manage to move out the way just in time.
Following a brief pause, in which the woman still has not taken her foot of the accelerator, the BMW then crashes through the entrance and slams into the front desk and the showroom wall.
When was her brain going to kick in to action we wonder?
Staff members were fortunately able to jump out the way at the last second, with none of the BMW employees injured during the scare, which happened on August 11.
Footage taken in the aftermath shows the woman gingerly climbing out of the driver's seat of the crashed BMW. Let's face it, she wasn't exactly going to strut out sassy AF and tell the staff 'it's not for me, sorry - but thanks'.
It's understood that local authorities are still looking into the details of the freak accident.
Pictures of the incident were posted on social media with one user saying: "You break it, you buy it!"
Another added: "I beg her not to buy a car. Really. I don't want to see her on social media again in the near future."
It was only an accident, give her a break... and a really stupid, expensive one at that.
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