There are some steps you can skip, and others you can't. Forgot to wash that apple before you took a bite? Not quite sanitary, but it'll still be edible. But if you forgot to, say, untie your boat before you set sail, you're not going to get very far.

You might have figured that failure to release the parking brake on a car would be closer to the latter than the former, but one driver of what looks to us like an '80s Fiat hatchback somewhere in Europe seemed determined to show us otherwise. Follow the jump to watch the video and see what we're rambling about today.



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      Robert Fahey
      • 3 Years Ago
      This is the next step in urban chic. Never mind those floating wheel covers that don't rotate. This extends the concept to the tires also. Very fashion-forward.
        ngiotta
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Robert Fahey
        Ha, I know. I was thinking just just put on those cheap spinner hubcaps that you buy at Pep Boys...
      AM2
      • 3 Years Ago
      "what looks to us like an '80s Fiat hatchback" Its a Fiat Seicento, which was introduced in late 1997.
      Pouso-G
      • 3 Years Ago
      To be exactly it's a Fiat Seicento (meaning "600") that was built from '98 to 2009! It's fills the gap between the 500 and previous Ciquecento ('92 to '98) what means 500 also. Before the Ciquecento was the 126 from 1972 wich was built up to the year 2000 wich had the Nuova 500 as predecessor from '57 to '77. The Nuova 500 is the design base for the actual model of the 500. Well... enoght for the history of Fiat... :D
        pontoppidanpete
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Pouso-G
        To Pouso-G. Thank you for the correct informaion on the Fiat Seicento. i went to to test drive the seicento, 5 years ago. a 1.1 sporting with the 1.1 l 54 hp engine i think it was a 2001 model., Not a very good car, it felt very unrefined, like a car from the 80'. the one i test drove also had a problem with the suspension, in the way that it was lower on the right side, pretty awful car. Maybe the later models were better .
      CarGuyCR
      • 3 Years Ago
      That is hilarious!! And btw, it's a Fiat Seicento (600)... It was sold in Europe between 1998 and '09 or '10, mostly unchanged...
      jonnybimmer
      • 3 Years Ago
      Wonder if she'll figure it out on the first turn she encounters...
      brandon
      • 3 Years Ago
      Been there, done that, set my rear brakes on fire.
      VR6
      • 3 Years Ago
      I had a '98 Seicento Sporting. It was slow, badly made and completely brilliant. I loved driving that thing. Mine had no power steering, no ABS, weighed about 735kg and had epic handling. I've had much faster and better cars since but none are as fun to drive. The closest to the original Mini any modern car has ever gotten.
      iSkippy
      • 3 Years Ago
      "A lot of times, I'll drive for like 10 miles with the emergency brake. That doesn't say a lot for me, but it really doesn't say a lot for the emergency brake. It's really not an emergency brake; it's an emergency 'make the car smell funny' lever."
      Gruby
      • 3 Years Ago
      '90s not 80's Fiat Seicento
      Myself
      • 3 Years Ago
      Lady! Release the handbrake! Poland's calling :-)
      SloopJohnB
      • 3 Years Ago
      Maybe Saab wasn't so dumb after all to put the parking brake on the front calipers (before 94) on the 900. Of course, the 9000 and post -93 cars except for the 94 900 convertible also had rear parking brakes.
        the.ting
        • 3 Years Ago
        @SloopJohnB
        Smart design, but the problem here isn't how cars are designed. It's stupid drivers.
      James FF
      • 3 Years Ago
      I wish my E-brake was this good. I can't get mine to hold a car on a slight incline.
        • 3 Years Ago
        @James FF
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