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How NOT to get out of a C6 Corvette – Click above to watch video after the jump

Are sixth-generation Chevrolet Corvette coupes attempting to take out their owners? After one man recently became "trapped" inside his ZR1, another driver, captured above, also believed he was stuck inside his 'Vette. The real issue here, however, isn't folks being outsmarted by their cars; it's that vehicle owners don't even bother learning how their cars work.

When the battery dies on a C6 Corvette, the door-release buttons stop working. General Motors isn't in the business of creating sports cars that turn into traps, so it installs (very obviously marked) levers on the floor that, when pulled, manually open the doors. Not rocket science, guys. No need to panic. But hey, when you do freak out, and your friends are kind enough to find it hilarious and videotape it, well, we're happy to share.

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      • 3 Years Ago
      I have no sympathy for people that don't bother to learn how the tools that they own function. It's a good thing the old fat guy (his words) sold his car; he didn't deserve it. Now if we could just find a way to scare all those people that have never discovered the turn signal lever into selling all of their cars too.
      • 3 Years Ago
      How stupid do you have to be to not reach down near the floor and put the manual RELEASE HANDLE!!!!!!! Freakin moron
        • 3 Years Ago
        If only he had access to something to tell him how to get out if you're locked in. Like a manual. In the glovebox.
      Steven Tan
      • 3 Years Ago
      Well, lets just call it punishment for letting the battery die on a 'vette. :p
      • 3 Years Ago
      There is no cure for stupid, if you've got it, you've got it.
      Matt Quinn
      • 3 Years Ago
      When all else fails, open glove box, grab owners manual...read that ****.
      • 3 Years Ago
      lol at this guy but I think overall this points out how pointless these features can be..espcially when your putting in a manual emergency release handle, didn't you just negate the whole point of making the door mechanism electronic. Not a manufacturer bash or anything this just screams "when it aint broke, dont fix it"
        • 3 Years Ago
          • 3 Years Ago
          i doubt that, my G6 had the window indexing, and the doors weren't electronic. A lot of coupes have that feature.
          LUSTSTANG S-197
          • 3 Years Ago
          I suspect their main purpose is wow factor. Unless you're a germaphoble , or lazy, I see no other purpose for electronic doors.
      • 3 Years Ago
      "You couldn't find your way out of a C6 Corvette." The new, standard insult.
      • 3 Years Ago
      Though believed to be little more than a hoax for decades, the foul-mouthed cartard is finally captured on video for all to see...
      • 3 Years Ago
      This guy reminds me of the loser wimp car salesman from the movie "True Lies" who is found trying to sell Arnold Shwarznegger the older 60's Corvette convertible...
      • 3 Years Ago
      After reading this article, I have one question. How long was this guy in the car before the battery died? It's not like car batteries die in 5 minutes. Like he was in the car complaining how hot it was in there. Maybe its just me but just say I just got back from a store and I was on the phone and before I go inside I want to finish my conversation. Gas is'n't cheap so I wont have the ac running. So what do you do, you roll down the window or just open the door. Just my two cents
        • 3 Years Ago
        Actually, it seems in Corvettes, at least my 2001 C5, that batteries do go dead in 5 minutes... especially when only "one" cell is dead. It has happened to me 3 times already. Car starts and runs fine, then you go into a store, come out., battery totally dead... won't start, and worst of all, does NOT respond to an attempted jump start. First time, I had it flat-bedded to the Chevy dealer (all under warranty). After that, I just have a friend pick me up, drive me to the local autoparts store, and proceed to buy the very best battery they have in stock (tried Optima and currently on Diehard Platinum). I keep the necessary tools in the car. Thankfully, the C5's doors are fully mechanical.
      • 3 Years Ago
      People really need to read the owners manual. What I think is funny that he was so scared he broke the hood release.
        LUSTSTANG S-197
        • 3 Years Ago
        Even then, I am sure the "Rain Man" himself would have a hard time remembering everything that is in there, especially at the prospect of being trapped in a hot car in a world accustomed to mechanical door handles. In an unexpected situation like that, panic may set it, hindering the mind's ability to function properly.
      • 3 Years Ago
      LOL! I think the ladies laughing at him makes it even funnier. Consdiering its a Z06 why didnt he just have the ladies give him a push start...
        • 3 Years Ago
        If somebody doesn't know how to open a car door, there's a good chance they don't know how to pop-start a car either.
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