Because the UK sits in pretty much the most temperate weather zone on the planet, we get excited by the prospect of driving through a light hail stone shower. Which is why the thought of motoring through some of the extreme climatic conditions on the other side of the globe is such an unnerving one.
Don't agree? Try watching this video of the recent dust storm in Arizona. If you don't quietly gulp as our unseen driver enters the billowing cloud of black, you're a braver soul than us.
God only knows what effect all that dust is having on the car (and its occupants) but we're happy enough to be sat in England with only rain outside the window. Click below to watch.