One good thing about being old…

…knowing how to drive the old-fashioned way.

Florida thieves forced to shift gears during Corvette carjacking

They didn’t know how to drive a stick shift.

“They apparently couldn’t start it,” Bean said. “I had to tell him four different times to push in the clutch, because it’s a standard transmission.”



My 3 older kids don’t know how to drive, but they know you have to push in the clutch to start their dad’s car.

I had thought we’d never buy another manual transmission again, but maybe we will.  Just wondering if insurance companies will start offering anti-theft discounts for it.
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4 thoughts on “One good thing about being old…

  1. Too funny! My daughter wants to learn to drive a standard. She'll have to learn from her dad, because I never did master that trick. I could do first gear and reverse–enough to move his car, when he still had a standard car.

  2. Why we take Dad's car to malls & other places where theft is a concern….

  3. Haha..My hubby's car is a 6 speed and I was thrilled when he got it last year. I said now we'll have a vehicle to teach the kids how to drive a manual. I think it's one of those things you need to learn when young and you'll never forget, like swimming or riding a bike. I still remember learning how to drive one when I was in high school and my mom got a little red convertible…talk about incentive! Lots of good stories of learning how to drive that thing.

  4. Both of our cars are manual transmissions – in fact, that is one of the requirements when we buy a new car.
    Therefore, my kids will be able to steal whatever they want 🙂 No seriously, they have both learned sticks.

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