Would be Carjacker foiled by manual transmission

mishkaya

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Those stories can be somewhat humorous when they pop up. :p
Yet another reason for me to drive a stick.
Actually, I had my car stolen some years ago, they only made it 50 miles though before they burned out the clutch; car was recovered with no other damage... :D
 
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TDI smile

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^Nobody even tries to borrow that one of ours..... another positive point for a stick. In the Old country everybody can drive a stick.....!?
 

gulfcoastguy

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Nobody borrows it and nobody steals it. The cheaper purchase price, better fuel economy, and no $400.00 transmission flushes are just bonuses.

BTW what Mensa nominee would steal a Dodge Caliber?
 
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cmitchell

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I often get on my 16 year-old daughter's case about leaving the keys in her car. Her response? "Who's gunna steal it, Dad? ... it's a stick."
 

Tureq

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^Nobody even tries to borrow that one of ours..... another positive point for a stick. In the Old country everybody can drive a stick.....!?
True, because you aren't allowed to drive vehicle with manual gearbox unless you pass you driving test with manual gearbox car. So, 99% of people with driving license is taught to drive car with manual gearbox.
 

BlankThis

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I actually had a car stolen from my driveway with absolutely no clutch (Pedal flopped to the floor). They found it on the side of the road with a blown transmission about 20 minutes away.
 
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tadawson

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Yet again proving that folks who steal don't have much of anything going on north of the neck . . .

- Tim
 

Intech

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Driving test

I don't think you're even allowed to take a driving test in a manual car around here.
Took my test on a three speed column shift car, I won't even mention the year:D, and my motorcycle test on an 'stretch, that was almost a big mistake:rolleyes:
 

AlcoC420

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Someone on a Nissan forum had his 6-Speed stick Frontier stolen at gunpoint when the thief entered his office and demanded his keys. The Owner phoned the police and watched from his window as his truck lurched a few times. After a minute, the thief baled out and ran into an empty lot where he hid and was later caught by police.

We own only manual transmission vehicles, which pays another dividend in that my kid has no want to learn how to drive one and get a driver's license.
 

ezshift5

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Nobody borrows it and nobody steals it. The cheaper purchase price, better fuel economy, and no $400.00 transmission flushes are just bonuses.
BTW what Mensa nominee would steal a Dodge Caliber?
You just made my day GCG (purch price/fuel econ/zero DSG $$$).

In other news, my best HS bud - a Mensan - WOULD steal a Caliber (were he a thug - he's actually a geologist who's clueless vis-a-vis things automotive).


Thanks for the re-enforcement, ez
 
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