A carjacker stalls instead of speeding away. (Photo cou... A carjacker stalls instead of speeding away. (Photo courtesy CBS News).

A cautionary tale for prospective carjackers:

As the bumbling thief in the video above from CBS News might attest, it'd probably be prudent to know how to drive a stick shift if you plan on stealing one.

Not only are stick-shift cars are few and far between these days, but automatic transmissions are increasingly coming in the form of continually variable transmissions (CVTs). Check out our video below on how CVT's work, and why one might be in your next new car.

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