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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      lthrnck68
      • 2 Years Ago
      Now that was worth a laugh. Has got to be a clip that'll make to to wildest police videos or world's dumbest drivers.
      BlackDeep
      • 2 Years Ago
      ` I learned to drive in a 57 GMC truck with a foot start and three on the tree.
      Cany Cane
      • 2 Years Ago
      That was TAGG ROMNEY, see how dumb they are...smh!
      Stanley
      • 2 Years Ago
      I was car jacked once the idiot forgot to put the clutch in before trying the ignition my auto kill kicked in and he couldn't start the car without resetting the system. I called the cops and had a good laugh over the fool while they finger printed the car.
      yannaro
      • 2 Years Ago
      Some years ago, when carjacking first became popular, two armed fellows in Washington, D.C., carjacked a man. Big mistake. They chose the wrong guy. FBI agent. One dead, one in hospital.
      dkp50
      • 2 Years Ago
      I'm afraid Less Tolerance is going to be needed for Criminals Alot less Tolearance and Putting the Fear of The Lord into people Used to be, you stoled a Mans Hourse, you were a horse theif and you were Hanged None of this Put them in Jail for a Few Months or yrs and let them out Public hangings were common and put the Fear of The Lord in alot of Kids and young adults.. Fear of Loss is the Best Educator
      spdy65
      • 2 Years Ago
      Wow. Go to prison for trying to steal a POS pickup. How incredibly stupid. If you're going to throw your life away and commit grand theft, steal a car worth stealing!
      virginia
      • 2 Years Ago
      CAR jACKING COULDN'T HAVE BEEN MORE FUNNY. FORGET THE GAS, BUDDY, HIT THE CLUTCH .LOL
      • 2 Years Ago
      R U CRAZY......WHA U MEAN MAN... Obama said everthing is fair !!!!!!!!! yo....standard.....dahhhh.... rascist bastard.... too damn cheap for an auto.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
      marktateusa
      • 2 Years Ago
      Just another idiot.
      ldyrebeln
      • 2 Years Ago
      toooooo funny. I have always drivin stick shifts. better on gas and they are just fun to drive. Im glad the man was ok and he wasnt hurt, but damn it was funny to see that guy try and drive the truck..hey standard! the new anti-theft device! ahahahaha
        Klove
        • 2 Years Ago
        @ldyrebeln
        When I taught my children how to drive I made then learn on stick shifts instead of manual. Just thought I'd share :)
          ljtimes2
          • 2 Years Ago
          @Klove
          "stick shifts instead of manual." ?? And the difference is ............?
        bd64kcmo
        • 2 Years Ago
        @ldyrebeln
        The "new standard" is automatic. I call them manual, but you are absolutely right: they are an anti-theft device in most cases!
      Jami
      • 2 Years Ago
      What an idiot.
        dkp50
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Jami
        Ditto and this person doesn't deserve to be allowed to live in our Society if wants to do things like this If a Foregnier, Either Deport them to another State or Country Give them the 3 strike rule We started doing that in our County and ever since? Very Few Repeat Offenders.. Let them go cause trouble elsewhere.. Just pass them down the road, kick the can.. just like our Congress does..
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