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Have you ever mistaken someone else car for your own car?

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ArgfromTowie Fri 09-Feb-18 18:14:48

About six months ago someone at Asda put their shopping in my car and then realised it wasn't his car.

KoalasAteMyHomework Fri 09-Feb-18 18:15:23

Was your car unlocked then?

TheClitterati Sat 10-Feb-18 08:39:08

Many years ago as a teenager, not only did I get into someone else's car but I started to drive off

Same kind of car and my key worked it!! shockshock

It wasn't until I started to wonder why my car was so clean .....

GoatPavlova Sat 10-Feb-18 08:44:31

All the time. Not putting shopping in usually but getting frustrated my automatic unlocking doesn’t work.

puddleduckmummy Sat 10-Feb-18 09:19:01

I have done this before, wondered why my key wasn't working in my car. Was mortified when I realised!! And people saw me!! It's the whole reason I park in the same spot (in places I go to regularly) so I know I'm getting in my car (that and the fact that a few Years ago I spent 15 minutes looking for my car and thought it had been pinched. It was a big car park and I was too far to the left. Cried in relief when I found the damn thing!)

RaininSummer Sat 10-Feb-18 09:23:15

Yes. Same colour and make. Wondeed why central locking wasn't working as I approached with my trolley. Just putting key in drivers door when I spotted lovely blanket and cushions on immaculate back seat unlike the filthy mess my dog makes of mine. My car was two spaces further along. So glad the owner didn't see me.

Humphriescushion Sat 10-Feb-18 09:26:34

Twice! First time was in a work situation and I had to visit someone, the manager of another company had to escort so gave me a lift. He stayed in the car park whilst I did the visit. I came out and rushed over to the car, got in, started moaning about the weather to be only to be met by someone in the driving seat who was suitably dumbfounded by some random stranger getting in his car!
The manager in the other car, watched in hysterics as I made a right tit of myself, and never let me forget it!
I also had a new car, drove it to work, spent a bemused ten minutes trying to get into someone elses car! Did not realise until owner came along and found my car further down car park! Car was identical - exceot it was not mine!

NewDOOFUSfor18 Sat 10-Feb-18 09:27:39

When I was 18 I worked in a home for adults with learning disabilities. We would take the clients (as they were called then, I'm sure the term has changed since then) out on day trips in a contract hire car. One day we went out in town and parked on a street outside a shop, I hopped out to get some milk. When I came out of the shop, I walked to the car, opened the passenger door and sat down. It took a fair few minutes to realise the car was empty, no clients in the back and no work colleague in the driver seat. I sat for a minute wondering where they'd gone when a man got in beside me, looked at me and said "um, why are you sat in my car?". Literally a couple of seconds later there was a beep from the car behind, same silver Ford galaxy and age, and I could see my colleague pissing herself laughing. I said "sorry, wrong car, nice to meet you though!" and scarpered to the right car.

KatyaZamolodchikova Sat 10-Feb-18 09:29:46

Yes, tried unlocking the boot to put shopping in before DP & DSD both pointed out it wasn’t ours. Explained why I couldn’t get the boot open tbh.

Mooey89 Sat 10-Feb-18 09:31:11

My neighbour has the exact same, but clean unscratched version of my ancient Skoda...

It was early morning and I couldn’t work out why my key wouldn’t open it, until I suddenly realised the seats where far too clean to be mine!!

I was picking my boyfriend up from the station once at night, sat waiting in the car, when the door opened and someone got in... a teenage boy, headphones in, didn’t even look up! He was so embarrassed when he realised! I nearly had a heart attack!

Lj8893 Sat 10-Feb-18 09:31:35

When I was younger my new bf picked me up from work. He was waiting out the front in his red car, it was raining so I was rushing to get in the car. I got in, said hello, and this stranger in the driving seat was just staring at me like "wtf?".

My bfs car was the one behind this one and he saw the whole thing and was pissing himself laughing at me.


MelanieSmooter Sat 10-Feb-18 09:39:35

I got very irate when my (keyless entry) car wouldn’t let me open the boot at Asda the other week. Proper stropping to myself as I fished my keys out to open it manually. As I did so my actual car flashed it’s lights 3 cars down blush Luckily I hadn’t managed to get in said other, identical, car!

Appuskidu Sat 10-Feb-18 09:45:49

I walked back to ‘my’ car in the car park where I noticed it had been keyed all the way down one side! I think I started whimpering and walking up and down, then spun round in despair wondering who I needed to ring first, when I spotted my (un-keyed) car directly behind me!!

BLUESEAPARADISE Sat 10-Feb-18 09:50:09


Years ago we were all on holiday and stopped outside a shop to get a lottery ticket ( the rest of the family stayed in the car) .. I rushed into the newsagents to get the ticket ( we were parked on the side of the road) and rushed back out and sat in the car ... turns out it wasn't my families car .. or my family blush I jumped into a random families car and was sat next to a stranger and I was eagerly waiting for " DH" to drive off blushblush instead " my family" just sat in complete horror staring at me blush

I had to then awkwardly and embarrassingly get out of the wrong car ( after apologising repeatedly) and walk to my real family to find them curled up in the back seats laughing at me blushblushblush

Nice to know they were worried about me hmmhmmhmmhmm

splatattack Sat 10-Feb-18 10:02:40

I did it a few years ago, bounced into the front seat of my boyfriend's car and gave the man in the drivers seat a big kiss on the cheek before I realised...and I hadn't even been drinking!! BF was was watching in hysterics..grin

EBearhug Sat 10-Feb-18 10:09:57

I was on-call for work. It was the early hours of the morning and I had a call which meant I had to drive to the datacentre.

If I'd been more awake, I would have probably realised earlier that the reason my car key wasn't opening the door was because I was trying to get into a white Peugeot, rather than my yellow Renault Clio. In my defence, under the sodium street lighting, the colour did look very similar.

CruelAndUnusualParenting Tue 20-Feb-18 22:02:06

The only time I recall, I had a black Nissan Primera rental car for a work trip and I only realised I was trying to unlock the wrong car when I spotted a discrete Ford badge.

I do recall when I had a Maestro, which was notorious for keys that worked in any Maestro. I heard my alarm going off in a pub car park and went down to see what was going on. Another Maestro owning customer had unlocked it with his key and realised it was the wrong car because his didn't have an alarm.

Shadow1986 Tue 20-Feb-18 22:05:21

Yep! Got back to what I thought was my car and spent about 15 mins trying to get it open, I thought maybe the battery in my key had gone which explained why the key wasn’t working so I manually tried and didn’t work either. Was almost in tears with the stress as I had two unhappy children as well, when I turned around and realised my car was one car away. Was so embarrassed.

karalime Tue 20-Feb-18 22:06:38

Me. I had a courtesy car whilst mine was in the garage and spent several minutes trying to unlock the identical silver Corsa parked next to it.

It was only when I noticed the fluffy dice on the rear view mirror that I realised my mistake.

Iworrytoomuchh Tue 20-Feb-18 22:08:42

Yep, a friend was picking me up from work. It was pissing it down with rain and I was sure this was his car, ran up to it, opened the door and sat down and moaned about the weather.
Looked next to me and it was the client I’d just been in a meeting with sat in the driver seat who just said ‘what are you doing in my car’ I was so embarrassed, I didn’t even apologise just got out, god knows what he thought blush

derenstar Tue 20-Feb-18 22:20:37

So this is spooky, this very thing happened to me this morning. On my way to work, I popped into a the local supermarket to grab some milk. I came out, walked to the car and was about to get in when the drivers side door opened and a man behind the wheel asked if he could help me. I actually thought he was trying to steal my car and it took me a little longer than I’d like to admit to work out what was going on. He was driving the exact same car to mine, some colour and trim and even the same year of registration. I apologised profusely and made my way to my own car parked a few rows down. I saw my car doppelgänger start to laugh as I checked the license plate on my car before I got in. Was so embarrassing! That will teach me to pay better attention to my surroundings!

TheClitterati Fri 23-Feb-18 08:01:20

On holiday once I borrowed my brothers car. Parked it in massive shopping mall car park and went shopping.

Came out and realised all. Knew about Car was that it was silver and had 4 doors. Just like 50% of cars in the car park.

Took me quite a while to find Car. Eventually I identified it by the very loud zebra print car seat covers.

Steeley113 Fri 23-Feb-18 08:10:48

A couple of times. The other day I walked up to what I thought was my car and found a huge dent in the front wing! Started panicking and having a dicky fit then looked inside and there were no car seats. My car was 4 up from it grin

Pointlessfact Sat 24-Feb-18 23:36:09

Half the time in a park , there will be 7 red cars so it is hard to tell

shaggedthruahedgebackwards Sat 24-Feb-18 23:40:15

Yes. Late 90s and I used my car key to let myself into a blue Austin Metro in the car park where I had left my car. I sat down and closed the door and then noticed there was a lock on the steering wheel which my car didn't have. I jumped out in a fight!

Perhaps all blue Metros had the same key? grin

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