Here's one off-road challenge that proved too much for a brand new £80,000 Range Rover.
The luxury 4x4 - with less than 500 miles on the clock - was written off when it left the road and became wedged on its side between a wall and a basement.
Incredibly, witnesses said the driver and three female passengers escaped unscathed from the crash near Oxford Street in central London.
The Range Rover Sport left the road and smashed through metal railings before becoming stuck at the bottom of a 14-foot drop.
The car was eventually pulled out a few hours later. But the roof was wrecked and the car appeared to be destined for the scrap yard.
– Farook Rahman, witness
I noticed the railing was smashed and there were some skid marks on the pavement, so I went over for a look. I couldn't believe it when I saw this posh car stuck at the bottom. That would either take a lot of skill or bad luck to land a huge car down there.
I spoke to one of the neighbours who said the car had four girls in it and they were all right, which in itself is a miracle. I've never seen anything like that before. Wow.
Another witness added:
One side was completely crumpled. Someone told me there were four people in it, who weren't hurt.
They're so lucky to be alive - I suppose it just goes to show how tough those vehicles are. I don't think they're designed for that type of off-roading though.
The Metropolitan Police said the incident was not a police matter and they would not be investigating.