Thanks for the link, scary stuff! Might be taking the wife's car then if it keeps raining, after hitting a deer three weeks into owning my first ever brand new car I can't afford another insurance claim!
It was interesting reading about the autos possibly taking water in through the exhaust, I've not heard of that before?
So what's the advice? On a 4x4 course I was told to create a bow wave to push the water away from the car, but it seems if someone's doing the same thing coming the other way it's going to push water into my air intake.
In a manual keeping the car moving slowly but keeping the revs up was what I was told as a learner but this is impossible in an Auto and when I did this in the diesel Pug it just sucked the water in and literally killed the engine.
I know people may say just don't go through it but that's not always an option unless I fancy spending the night in the car!