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Old 02-16-2015, 08:10 PM
 
Location: West Los Angeles
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A man in Concord was surprised by a would-be car thief, who was sitting in his carís passenger seat early Sunday morning. The armed man forced the vehicleís owner to drive him to an undisclosed location, but couldnít get away with the car after forcing him out because he couldnít drive the manual-geared ride.
Carjacker ditches vehicle because he can't drive stick shift - NY Daily News

If you're a car thief and you want to steal a car from somebody who's over the age of 30, you may want to make sure they don't have one of those shifty and clutchy deals for adults in their car.

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Old 02-16-2015, 08:33 PM
 
Location: I'm around town...
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That's awesome.
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Old 02-17-2015, 03:08 AM
 
Location: Oroville, California
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I've heard of this happening all over the country. Young, stupid thieves have never learned to drive anything but an automatic. Being able to use a stick shift is a dying art (and has its benefits!).
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Old 02-17-2015, 03:16 AM
 
Location: On the water.
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Ah, the failures of youth to rise to the standards of yesterday! In my day ...
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Old 02-17-2015, 09:19 AM
 
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I've heard of this happening all over the country. Young, stupid thieves have never learned to drive anything but an automatic. Being able to use a stick shift is a dying art (and has its benefits!).
It is actually a bit surprising to me. The Millies are the poorest generation in youth since the GIs. You can save some bucks buying a manual. Back when I was young and poor I really had no choice but to buy a car with a manual transmission.
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Old 02-17-2015, 11:45 AM
 
Location: Tulare County, Ca
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Another one of those, "I don't know cursive" juveniles?
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Old 02-17-2015, 12:18 PM
 
Location: Orange County, CA
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It is actually a bit surprising to me. The Millies are the poorest generation in youth since the GIs. You can save some bucks buying a manual. Back when I was young and poor I really had no choice but to buy a car with a manual transmission.
I've been hearing from casual talk that this isn't true any more. Part of its is because manual transmissions are harder to find as a result of decreasing demand for them. It would make sense for auto companies to squeeze the most they can out of economies of scale by dropping manual transmissions altogether. Automatics have improved considerably in performance over the years too.

On the plus side, it's like getting a free security system for my car.
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Old 02-17-2015, 11:16 PM
 
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I've heard of this happening all over the country. Young, stupid thieves have never learned to drive anything but an automatic. Being able to use a stick shift is a dying art (and has its benefits!).
I agree about it being a dying art. Not only that, some don't even know how to parallel park.

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It is actually a bit surprising to me. The Millies are the poorest generation in youth since the GIs. You can save some bucks buying a manual. Back when I was young and poor I really had no choice but to buy a car with a manual transmission.
Still true that a stick shift is a bit less than an automatic. And, it used to be more fuel efficient than an automatic but that all changed when automakers found a way to make automatics more efficient. Now the difference is negligible. They're still more fun to drive, especially in the hills.
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Old 02-18-2015, 06:41 AM
 
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When I taught my daughter how to drive some years back, I included how to drive a manual transmission in the lessons, & also how to parallel park, another lost art. When she would go out with a group of friends, whoever was driving would turn the car over to her if parallel parkng was involved, as she was the only one who could do it, guys included.
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Old 02-19-2015, 12:58 AM
 
Location: West Los Angeles
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They're still more fun to drive, especially in the hills.
I take it you haven't smoked a clutch too often.
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